Arsenal legend Thierry Henry celebrates his 38th birthday today and the world of football has gathered to wish him well given the Frenchman’s legacy in the game.
Henry retired from football in December 2014 after a four-year stint at New York Red Bulls and has since taken up a position at Sky Sports as one of their main pundits.
Despite appearing for many top European clubs, Henry’s peak years undoubtedly came during his time with us, and just how he was never awarded a Ballon d’Or is one of football’s greatest travesties.
Henry was also a major part of arguably the greatest club team we’ve ever seen with Barcelona’s all-conquering 2008/09 side, cementing his place among one of the greats.
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Along with his punditry duties, Henry has recently taken a more serious role coaching our U-18s side (via the Metro) with our record goalscorer taking the necessary steps to becoming a manager.
Check out the best birthday messages from around the globe, including a couple of our younger players who have grown up idolising the man dubbed ‘The King’.
— Chuba Akpom (@cakpom) August 17, 2015
— Tim Cahill (@Tim_Cahill) August 17, 2015
— Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) August 17, 2015
— FIFA.com (@FIFAcom) August 17, 2015
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) August 17, 2015
Happy birthday @ThierryHenry my childhood role model
— maitland-niles (@Ains_7) August 17, 2015
— Premier League (@premierleague) August 17, 2015