Living legend and former Arsenal, Barcelona, and NY Red Bull player Thierry Henry stormed the RB Arena to grace Barcelona’s final preseason clash with NY Red Bulls.
Thierry Henry was spotted in a perfect ambassadorial capacity in the stadium as the Catalans wrapped up their preseason tour of the United States facing the NY Red Bulls. The Frenchman sparked an uproar in the stadium as he joined the referees on the pitch to toss the match coin before the match began.
Thierry Henry’s presence in the match was an honor to both teams, and the rousing reception he received from the fans in the stadium delineates his impact on both clubs. The Champions League winner dressed in a specially designed T-shirt bearing the color of both Barcelona and NY Red Bulls. He waved to the fans as he tossed the coin before the kickoff.
Henry was one of the high-profile sports celebrities who graced the stadium for the preseason game. NBA star Royce O’Neale was also present at the occasion. Renowned movie star and wrestler Dwayne Johnson, popularly known as “The Rock,” was among the top celebrities present in the stadium.
Thierry Henry: Records With Barcelona and NY Red Bulls
Thierry Henry is one of the legendary Barcelona stars who was instrumental to the team’s historic treble in the 2008-2009 La Liga season. Barcelona won the Champions League, the La Liga, and the Copa Del Rey in the aforementioned season.
The France international joined the Catalans in 2007 from Arsenal, where he had led the Gunners’ all-time top-scorers chart with 228 goals. The 44-year-old made 121 appearances for the Catalans in his 3 years spell, scoring 49 goals in all competitions. He joined the New York Red Bulls in 2010. In his four-year spell with the MLS side, Henry featured 135 times for the club scoring 52 goals in all competitions.
Thierry Henry’s Awards And Trophies
Thierry Henry is a renowned figure in European football. He has toured the length and breadth of top European clubs from France, Spain, England, and Italy.
The former Arsenal and Barcelona star is currently the assistant coach for Belgium National Senior Men’s team. He has been named Premier League Player Of The Season two times. He took the Gunners to the UEFA Champions League final in 2007. He has won the Champions League, UEFA Euro 2000, FIFA 1998 World Cup, 2003 Confederations Cup, five domestic titles, and 2003 Ballon d ‘Or runners-up.
Attending the Barcelona vs. New York Red Bulls match was Thierry Henry’s way of honoring the history he has shared with both clubs in his professional football career.
Meanwhile, Barcelona rounded up their preseason campaign in a grand style, defeating NY Red Bulls 2-0.
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