Thierry Henry played his last ever game tonight Watch

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The Premier League's greatest ever player and just generally a true legend of the game and an absolute gentleman to boot. Won everything there is to win in football, and with style.









Got to love this man, I'll be telling my grand-kids about him for sure. :moon:
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Probably my favourite opposition player ever from the Premier League. Honored to have seen him play in person.

Said it a million times but it's a complete joke that he never won WPOTY. 2003-06 he was unstoppable.
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Big game bottler. Where was he when you needed him most in Paris '06?
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Ironically its probably Zidane's fault he never did. Cannavaro won it largely due to his world cup win. Had he stayed on and the French had won the WC, he'd have been an FA Cup winner, league top scorer, CL runner up and favourite for the Ballon D'Or.
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Legend. Only saw his last couple of years in England unfortunately.

(Original post by sr90)
Probably my favourite opposition player ever from the Premier League. Honored to have seen him play in person.

Said it a million times but it's a complete joke that he never won WPOTY. 2003-06 he was unstoppable.
2006 was rightly his, unlucky that it was a world cup year.
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(Original post by Kenan and Kel)
Big game bottler. Where was he when you needed him most in Paris '06?
I remember more than a few matching winning goals vs Utd, vs Liverpool, vs Real Madrid, vs Brazil in the 2006 WC etc.

In the 2006 CL final he missed a big chance but other than that it's hard to point the finger when we had 10 men on the pitch.
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(Original post by The Shed End)
Ironically its probably Zidane's fault he never did. Cannavaro won it largely due to his world cup win. Had he stayed on and the French had won the WC, he'd have been an FA Cup winner, league top scorer, CL runner up and favourite for the Ballon D'Or.
Or Lehmann's fault? If he won the CL that year he'd have won it without any question. He should have won it over Nedved in 2003 as well.

I don't remember Henry ever scoring in a final, which is the only critisism you can have of him really. Unless you're Irish.
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And he cheated Ireland.

He is not a good sportsman.
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RIP
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Beyond being an absolutely amazing player he was a great entertainer. The skinning of Danny Mills, the quick free-kick against Villa, the attempted Cruyff penalty with Pires. He was so brilliantly unpredictable, and exciting. I loved his cheekiness.

He definitely deserved to win either the Ballon D'or or the FIFA World Player of the Year. He had good claims to it in 2003, 2004 and 2006. Bizarre that he didn't win a single one.

Unfortunate also that he never hit the same heights for his country as he did with Arsenal. Yes he became their all time scorer and had a decent 2006 World Cup, but overall he was nowhere near as good.

(Original post by The Shed End)
Ironically its probably Zidane's fault he never did. Cannavaro won it largely due to his world cup win. Had he stayed on and the French had won the WC, he'd have been an FA Cup winner, league top scorer, CL runner up and favourite for the Ballon D'Or.
But without Zidane they would never have even got to the final, so I think we can exonerate him from blame. Besides, had he stayed on France might still have lost. Zidane's sending off was very late in the game.
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The way he got the Irish raging

He'll always be a hero to me for that alone.

Quality player.
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I was just thinking about his career and I genuinely forgot he did that against Ireland.
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Not the PLs greatest ever player though.

If it's overall career then Giggs, if it's high point then Ronaldo.
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(Original post by Fideo)
Not the PLs greatest ever player though.

If it's overall career then Giggs, if it's high point then Ronaldo.
No, in the PL it's Henry.
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Absolute legend. Henry = my childhood
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Great player - but, as a striker growing up, I always respected Bergkamp more. Henry was one of a kind, though. Very funny off the field I remember, too.
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He hasn't retired though has he?

(Original post by Fideo)
Not the PLs greatest ever player though.

If it's overall career then Giggs, if it's high point then Ronaldo.
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(Original post by Fideo)
Not the PLs greatest ever player though.

If it's overall career then Giggs, if it's high point then Ronaldo.
Ronaldo had 2 (arguably 3) world class seasons in the Premier League. Henry had 6.
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This man was one of my childhood heroes, remember him pinging a goal on the volley against Middlesbrough very early in his Arsenal career in the Worthington Cup, I was there at the away end. Everyone around me was saying "Wtf, this kid could be good", how right they were.

I could write an essay on the guy, but, would just leave it with this, words can do the man no justice. Thierry Henry gave magic to us. Very few players out there have the ability to be effectively a one man wrecking machine, Thierry was one of them. It had to be seen to be believed:

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His best goal was that one against Spurs, or the one against Barthez at Highbury.
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