“If you look at the whole package, with everything Henry has, I don't think you can find that anywhere else. You give him the ball in the right place and his acceleration will take him past any defender in the world.”
—Former teammate Dennis Bergkamp

“He's a wizard with his feet and is blessed with a gift for scoring goals. His best quality is his speed while the ball is at his feet. He may be the fastest man ever to lace up a football boot. No defender in the world can keep up with him."
—French defender Lilian Thuram

“When he's on fire, he is impossible to stop. He dribbles like a winger, but is still able to score 20 goals a year in the Premiership.”
—Coach
Fabio Capella

“What makes him special? He has a mixture of physical talent and technical ability, as well as remarkable intelligence and above all a great passion for the game.”
—English manager
Arsene Wenger

“It was Thierry's decision to leave Arsenal, but he goes with my blessing.”
—W
enger

“People say he doesn't score a lot of goals with his head, but does he really have to with the ability he has in his feet? He makes spectacular goals look easy. His technique is fantastic.”
—Former English captain Alan Shearer

“Thierry is the best striker in the world. By far he's the best in the world. Thierry doesn't just score goals. Even when he's not having a good day he can make an important pass. He is a strong character. If things go wrong, he bounces straight back. His effect on the club is very big.”
—Former teammate Patrick Vieira

“There is only one word to describe Henry—a nightmare. He is one of the best strikers in the world and a kind of player a goalkeeper doesn't want to face.”
—Chelsea goalkeeper Carlo Cudicini

“He can do things Ronaldo can't. When he's in the mood there's no stopping him. He is like no other striker.”
—Former Arsenal striker Alan Smith

“I tell my kids in the Academy at Newcastle to watch Henry. He plays with such a swagger, not an arrogance, and that is a great quality. He always looks so comfortable. You talk about cars going from 0 to 60 in a matter of seconds, and he is like that. He just explodes. I could sit there for hours and watch him.”
—English striker
Peter Beardsley

“Thierry Henry is coming to the United States to hopefully help grow the game in our country.”
MLS Commissioner Don Garber

“He has made it clear to us that he is committed in the short and long term to help in our vision of making our organization the premium franchise in Major League Soccer.”
Red Bulls GM Erik Soler

“Thierry Henry is one of the most successful and recognizable soccer players over the past fifteen years. His international pedigree is second to none and he is a proven winner.”
Red Bulls President Dietmar Beiersdorfer

“We're talking about a world-class player!”
Red Bulls coach Hans Backe

“He has made it clear to us that he is committed in the short and long term to help in our vision of making our organization the premium franchise in Major League Soccer.”
Red Bulls teammate Juan Pablo Angel

“Just hearing him talk, it's obvious he wants to play and win, he's very competitive, it's great.”
Red Bulls teammate Mike Petke

 

 


Dennis Bergkamp,
1996 Panini Sticker

 

 


Alan Shearer, 1993 Pro Set


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