JockBio Vital Stats
  • New York Red Bulls
• Striker • #14
  • Height: 6' 2 "
• Weight: 184 • Born: 8/17/77
  • Thierry is the only three-time winner of the Football Writers Association Footballer of the Year three times.
  • Thierry was runner-up for the 2003 and 2004 FIFA World Player of the Year award.
  • Arsenal’s 2005 FA Cup win marked the first time since 1912 that the final was scoreless.
  • Thierry shared the Golden Boot Award with Diego Forlan in 2005. He became the first player to win it twice in a row.
  • During 2005–06, Thierry surpassed Ian Wright’s all-time Arsenal goal-scoring record. Later in the season, he eclipsed the club’s career mark for league goals, held by Cliff Bastin.
  • Before re-signing Thierry in 2006, Arsenal turned down offers that would have smashed the 47-million pound transfer fee paid for Zinedine Zidane.
  • Thierry continues to wear #14 with Barcelona. Its most heralded owner was Johann Cruyff, who played for the club from 1973 to 1978.
  • in July of 2008, Arsenal fans voted Thierry as the team’s greatest player ever in a Gunners' Greatest 50 Players poll. Dennis Bergkamp came in second.
  • In 2008, Thierry became the sixth French player to amass 100 caps.
  • In 2008–09, Thierry, Lionel messi and Samuel Eto’o combined for 72 goals in La Liga play. That surpassed the 66 scored by Ference Puskas, Luis del Sol and Alfredo di Stefano  for Real Madrid in the 1960–61 season.
  • Thierry is the first player to be named England's Footballer of the Year three times.
  • Thierry's favorite American athlete is Allen Iverson. He is good friends with 2007 NBA Finals MVP Tony Parker.
  • Thierry likes to listen to rap before he plays a match. Some of his favorite artists are Dr. Dre, Snoop Dog, Xzibit and the Wu-Tang Klan.
  • Thierry is married to British model and actress Nicole Merry.
  • The word “va-va-voom” was officially added to the Oxford Concise English Dictionary as a result of the Renault commercials starring Thierry. The phrase has become Thierry's trademark quote during the spots.
  • Thierry and his wife, Nicole, had a daughter in 2005. Her name is Tea. After his first goal following her birth, Thierry made a T sign with his fingers and planted a big kiss on it.
  • Thierry's two favorite movies are “The Usual Suspects” and “Antwone Fisher.”
  • Thierry loves to watch old soccer matches on ESPN Classic.

 

 


Cliff Bastin, 1932 Gallagher

 


Real Madrid photo,
autographed by
Alfredo di Stefano and
Ference Puskas

 


Allen Iverson, 2003 Topps


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