Infographic: Remembering Thierry Henry, as he leaves New York

SG_Henry_Thierry_POSTER_1cInfographic by Omar Bustamante, Kent Hernández and Fusion. Click here for full-sized version.


Beyond the graphic

Individual Honors

The individual honors Thierry Henry has earned in his 20-year career justify their own infographic, but for the subset in this graphic’s upper left-hand corner, here’s the breakdown:

  • FIFAPro World XI (2006)
  • FIFA World Cup All-Star Team (2006)
  • Euro 2000 Team of the Tournament
  • European Golden Boot (2003-04, 2004-05)
  • Premier League Golden Boot (2001-02, 2003-04, 2004-05, 2005-06)
  • UEFA Team of the Year (2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006)
  • French Player of the Year (2000, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006)
  • Professional Footballers’ Association Player of the Year (2002-03, 2003-04)
  • Professional Footballers’ Association Team of the Year (2000-01, 2001-02, 2002-03, 2003-04, 2004-05, 2005-06)
  • Football Writers’ Association Footballer of the Year (2002-03, 2003-04, 2005-06)
  • Major League Soccer Best XI (2011, 2012)
  • Major League Soccer All-Star (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)

The Numbers

Henry has played for exactly five clubs, in exactly five different countries. While he’s won major honors with most (see below), the period which has defined his career was his eight-season stretch in London:

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Team Honors

If Henry spent a full season there, he won a major honor, be it a single Supporters’ Shield in New York or the seven trophies each he won at Arsenal and Barcelona:

1996-97: Ligue 1 champion
1997: Trophée des champions winner
2001-02: Premier League champion
2002: FA Cup winner
2002: FA Community Shield winner
2003: FA Cup winner
2003-04: Premier League champion
2004: FA Community Shield Winner
2005: FA Cup winner
2008-09: La Liga champion
2008-09: Copa del Rey winner
2008-09: UEFA Champions League winner
2009: Supercopa de España winner
2009: UEFA Super Cup winner
2009: FIFA Club World Cup winner
2009-10: La Liga champion
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2013: MLS Supporters’ Shield winner

Signature Moment

In New York, Henry helped prolong the success of a franchise that’s made MLS’s playoffs 11 of the last 12 seasons, but his signature moment came from his prime at Arsenal, just over a decade ago. In 2002, against Arsenal’s fiercest rivals, Henry crafted a goal and celebration that will forever be linked with the North London Derby, and Highbury itself: