Thierry Henry Biography: Wife, Age, Salary, Net Worth, Parents, House, Stats, Girlfriend, Sister

February 22, 2024 0 Posted By Johnson Ajiboye

Thierry Henry is a French football legend widely regarded as one of the greatest strikers ever. He is currently the manager of the France national under-21 team.

Henry is best known for his prolific and record-breaking career with Arsenal, where he became the club’s all-time leading scorer and won two Premier League titles and three FA Cups.

He also played for Monaco, Juventus, Barcelona, and New York Red Bulls, winning multiple trophies and awards with each club.

He was also a key member of the France national team that won the 1998 FIFA World Cup, the 2000 UEFA European Championship, and the 2003 FIFA Confederations Cup.


  • Full name: Thierry Daniel Henry
  • Date of birth: August 17, 1977
  • Age: 46 years old
  • Gender: Male
  • Place of birth: Les Ulis, France
  • Nationality: French
  • Profession: Football player and manager
  • Height: 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
  • Parents: Antoine Henry (father) and Maryse Henry (mother)
  • Siblings: Willy Henry (brother) and Dimitri Henry (half-brother)
  • Spouse: Claire Merry (ex-wife) and Andrea Rajacic (wife)
  • Children: Téa Henry (daughter) and Tristan Henry (son)
  • Relationship status: Married
  • Net worth: $130 million

Early Life & Education

Thierry Henry, now 46 as of 2023, was born on August 17, 1977, in Les Ulis, a suburb of Paris, France.

He was the second of four children of Antoine and Maryse Henry, who were both from the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe. Henry grew up in a poor and rough neighbourhood, where he faced racism and violence.

He found solace in football, and he started playing for a local youth club called CO Les Ulis at seven. He showed great talent and potential soon attracting scouts’ attention from bigger clubs.

He joined the prestigious INF Clairefontaine Academy and received professional training and education.

He also excelled in academics, especially in mathematics and science. He graduated from the academy in 1992 and signed his first professional contract with Monaco, a top club in the French Ligue 1.

Personal Life

Thierry Henry has been married twice and has two children. He met his first wife, Claire Merry, a British model, in 2001.

They married in 2003 and had a daughter, Téa, in 2005. However, their marriage ended in divorce in 2007 after Henry admitted to having an affair with another woman.

Henry reportedly paid Merry £10 million as a settlement. He then started dating Andrea Rajacic, a Bosnian model, in 2008.

They married in 2014 and had a son, Tristan, in 2012. They are still together and live in London, England.

Henry is also involved in various charitable and social causes. He is a UNICEF ambassador and supports campaigns against racism, poverty, and AIDS.

He has also donated money and equipment to his former youth club, CO Les Ulis, and his hometown, Les Ulis. He is a fan of NBA basketball and supports the San Antonio Spurs. He is fluent in French, English, Spanish, and Italian.


Thierry Henry has had a remarkable and successful player and manager career. He has played for some of the best clubs in the world and has won numerous trophies and awards.

He has also represented his country at the highest level and has achieved glory and fame. Here is a summary of his career highlights:

  • Player
    • Monaco (1994-1999): Henry made his debut for Monaco in 1994 at the age of 17. He played as a winger and scored his first goal in his second game. He helped Monaco win the Ligue 1 title in 1997 and reached the UEFA Champions League semi-finals in 1998. He scored 28 goals in 141 appearances for the club.
    • Juventus (1999): Henry moved to Juventus in 1999 for a fee of £10.5 million. However, he struggled to adapt to the Italian style of play and was often played out of position. He scored only three goals in 16 appearances for the club.
    • Arsenal (1999-2007, 2012): Henry joined Arsenal in 1999 for a fee of £11 million. He reunited with his former Monaco manager, Arsène Wenger, who converted him from a winger to a striker. Henry became the club’s prolific and record-breaking scorer, scoring 228 goals in 377 appearances in all competitions.

He became Arsenal’s all-time leading scorer and the fifth-highest scorer in the Premier League history. He helped Arsenal win two Premier League titles, including one in the unbeaten Invincible season of 2003-04, and three FA Cups.

He also led Arsenal to the 2006 UEFA Champions League final, where they lost to Barcelona. He won four Golden Boots as the top scorer in the Premier League and was voted the PFA Players’ Player of the Year twice and the FWA Footballer of the Year three times. Arsenal also named him as the club’s greatest-ever player.

He left Arsenal in 2007 for a fee of £16.1 million and joined Barcelona. He returned to Arsenal on a short-term loan in 2012 and scored one goal in four games, his last for the club.

Barcelona (2007-2010): Henry moved to Barcelona in 2007 for a fee of £16.1 million. He played as part of a formidable attacking trio with Lionel Messi and Samuel Eto’o. He scored 35 goals in 80 league appearances for the club.

He helped Barcelona win the historic treble of La Liga, the Copa del Rey, and the UEFA Champions League in 2008-09.

He also won another La Liga title and two Spanish Super Cups with the club. He left Barcelona in 2010 and joined New York Red Bulls.

New York Red Bulls (2010-2014): Henry joined New York Red Bulls in 2010 as a designated player. He scored 51 goals in 122 games for the club. He helped the club win the MLS Supporters’ Shield in 2013.

He also became the first to score a hat-trick in the MLS All-Star Game 2012. He retired from playing in 2014 after four seasons with the club.

France (1997-2010): Henry debuted for France in 1997 at 20. He scored his first goal in his third game against South Africa in the 1998 FIFA World Cup. He was part of the France team that won the 1998 FIFA World Cup, scoring three goals in the tournament.

He also helped France win the 2000 UEFA European Championship, scoring three goals and providing four assists.

He was the top scorer and the best player in the 2003 FIFA Confederations Cup, which France also won.

He was also part of the France team that reached the 2006 FIFA World Cup final, where he assisted Zinedine Zidane’s goal in the 1-1 draw with Italy before losing on penalties.

He played his last game for France in 2010, the 2010 FIFA World Cup, where France had a dismal performance and exited in the group stage. He scored 51 goals in 123 appearances for France, making him the country’s highest-ever international goalscorer and second-highest appearance-maker.

  • Manager
    • Belgium (2016-2018): Henry started his managerial career as an assistant coach for Belgium 2016 under Roberto Martínez. He helped Belgium reach the 2018 FIFA World Cup semi-finals, where they lost to France. He left Belgium in 2018, to become the head coach of Monaco.
    • Monaco (2018-2019): Henry became the head coach of Monaco in 2018, replacing Leonardo Jardim. He faced the difficult task of reviving the club, struggling in the relegation zone. He managed to win only four games out of 20 and was sacked after four months due to poor results. He left Monaco in 2019, with the club in 19th place in the Ligue 1 table.
    • Montreal Impact (2019-2021): Henry joined Montreal Impact in 2019 as the head coach of the MLS club. He led the club to the MLS playoffs in 2020 for the first time since 2016. He also guided the club to the quarter-finals of the CONCACAF Champions League in 2020, where they lost to Olimpia.

He resigned from Montreal Impact in 2021 due to family reasons. He cited the difficulty of living away from his children in London amid the COVID-19 pandemic as the main reason for his departure.


Thierry Henry has faced controversy and criticism in his career as a player and manager. Some of the most notable incidents are:

Handball against Ireland (2009): Henry was involved in one of the most controversial moments in football history, when he used his hand to control the ball and set up William Gallas for the decisive goal that sent France to the 2010 FIFA World Cup, at the expense of Ireland.

The incident, which the referee did not see, sparked outrage and protests from the Irish players and fans, who felt cheated and robbed.

Henry admitted to the handball after the game but said it was not intentional and that he was not the referee. He also apologized to the Irish team and called for a replay, which FIFA rejected.

Racial abuse allegation (2020): Henry was accused of racially abusing his former Monaco player, Aleksandr Golovin, in 2020. Golovin claimed that Henry called him a “Russian pig” and a “fucking Russian” during a training session in 2019.

He also said Henry was rude and disrespectful to him and other players and was glad Henry was sacked.

Henry denied the allegations and said that he never used any racist language or insulted anyone. He also said he had a good relationship with Golovin and was surprised by his claims.

Resignation from Montreal Impact (2021): Henry resigned from his position as the head coach of Montreal Impact in 2021, citing family reasons.

He said he wanted to be closer to his children in London, whom he had not seen for a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

He also said he was grateful for the opportunity and the support from the club and the fans. However, some reports suggested that Henry was unhappy with the club’s management and direction and was eyeing a return to Europe.

Some fans also expressed disappointment and frustration with Henry’s decision, as they felt he had abandoned the club after a promising season.

Social Media

  • Instagram handle: @thierryhenry
  • Twitter handle: @ThierryHenry
  • Facebook page: Thierry Henry

Net Worth

Thierry Henry has an estimated net worth of $130 million.

He earned most of his wealth from playing, receiving lucrative contracts and endorsements from clubs and brands.

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