Thierry Henry Voted The Greatest Striker In Premier League History

19 years ago, Thierry Henry joined Premier League side Arsenal from Juventus in a £11 million, club record deal.

From that day on, the iconic French striker went on to become the club's all-time leading goalscorer. In fact, Henry has been labelled the club's greatest player of all time after scoring 228 goals during his time in North London.

No surprise there, then.


Henry is the only player ever to have won the FWA Footballer of the Year three times, becoming his country's all-time top scorer while securing his place in football history.

And can we also just give a special mention to the glove/long sleeve/socks to knees combination.

Anyway, on the topic of the greatest striker in Premier League debate, we gave SPORTbible's audience four options in an online poll.

After much debate, the likes of Didier Drogba, Michael Owen and Andy Cole missed out as the Premier League's all-time top scorer Alan Shearer joined Thierry Henry, Sergio Aguero and Wayne Rooney.

Over 20,000 SPORTbible fans voted for their personal favourite and the former Arsenal striker came out on top with 49% of the vote.

Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer came in second with 36% of votes, while Wayne Rooney and Sergio Aguero lagged behind with 11% and 4%, respectively.


Henry has recently taken his first steps into management after being announced as the new manager of his former club Monaco, where he started his career.

The World Cup winner signed a three-year deal and was officially unveiled in front of the media on Wednesday, before taking charge of his first game on Saturday - a 2-1 defeat to Strasbourg away from home.

A true legend of the game.

Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some huge names in the world of sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport, but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.

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