Sports Nicknames - Titi

Thierry Henry is one of the most legendary footballing figures, often being placed at the top of "Best Players in the Premier League" lists. Nicknamed "Titi", Henry would go on to have a career that even the best would be jealous of.

Profile drawing of Thierry Henry. Arsenal FC and France national.  Footballer.  Illustration.  Sketch.  Avatar.

He started at Monaco, who were then under future Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger. He was named French Young Footballer of the Year and helped the club win Ligue 1. Henry then moved to Juventus in Italy for a year before going on to rejoin Wenger at London club Arsenal. Here, he helped the club win 2 Premier League titles, including the famous "Invincibles" season. 3 FA Cups were also in the trophy haul, but no European trophies were forthcoming. On a personal level, he did become Arsenal's all-time leading goalscorer in the 2005-06 season.

Henry was not to retire at Arsenal, but moved to Spanish giant Barcelona in 2007. There, he combined with Samuel Eto'o and Lionel Messi to win the treble of La Liga, Copa del Rey and UEFA Champions League in 2009. This would prove the highlight, and he would move to New York Red Bulls in 2010. Titi would finish his playing career in America in 2014. On the international stage, Henry has won the World Cup with France in 1998 and finished as a runner up in 2006. France also won the European Championship in 2000.

Titi finished his career with a total of 360 goals in 792 appearances. Henry now is coaching teams around the globe. If he has anywhere near the same level of success that he did as a player, these teams will be ones to fear.


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