Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
Henry dedicates record goals to ill father
October 18th, 2007 7:15AM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

MOST READ
TAGS:  european championship, france

MOST COMMENTED

[MAKING A LIST] Thierry Henry broke the French record of 41 goals he shared with Michel Platini when he scored twice in two minutes to lead the Bleus to a 2-0 win over Lithuania in Euro 2008 qualifying on Wednesday.

The 30-year-old Barcelona striker scored his 42nd and 43rd goals in the 79th and 80th minutes to give France a victory that moved it into first place in Group B with one game to play.

Sub Karim Benzema set up the first goal Henry knocked through a maze of players, and midfielder Jeremy Toulalan sprung Titi for the second goal.

"It really pleases me, especially as they are important goals," said Henry, who made his debut for France in 1997. "It's beyond me."

Henry dedicated the victory to his father.

"It was really not easy tonight," he said. "At one stage, I thought we would not make it. I thought of my father [when I scored]. He is not well at the moment. Without him, I would not be here. I will give this jersey to him."

FRANCE LEADING SCORERS
1. Thierry Henry
, 43 goals, 96 caps
2. Michel Platini, 41 goals, 72 caps
3. David Trezeguet, 34 goals, 69 caps
4. Zinedine Zidane, 31 goals,108 caps
5. Just Fontaine, 30 goals, 21 caps
6. Jean-Pierre Papin, 30 goals, 54 caps
7. Youri Djorkaeff, 28 goals, 82 caps
8. Sylvain Wiltord, 26 goals, 92 caps
9. Jean Vincent, 22 goals, 46 caps
10. Jean Nicolas, 21 goals, 25 caps



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
What They're Saying: Wayne Shaw    
"All the subs were on and we were 2-0 down. I went and got it at ...
What They're Saying: Everton Luiz    
"I've been suffering racist abuse during the entire 90 minutes and also was upset by the ...
Sneak Peak: 'Caps short-handed for CCL match    
The Vancouver Whitecaps will be without their two big offseason acquisitions -- Yordy Reyna and Fredy ...
MLS Moves: TFC goes with TAM to sign ex-Barca midfielder    
In the wake of reaching its first MLS Cup final last December, Toronto FC hasn't done ...
MLS Expansion: San Diego proposes to build 'Soccer City'    
In what bills itself as "America's Finest City," backers of an MLS expansion franchise plan to ...
Sneak Peak: Controversial moves hang over Red Bulls    
The New York Red Bulls, first in the Eastern Conference during the regular season for the ...
Video Pick: America coach tackles player, gets ejected    
During the Super Clasico, Club America coach Ricardo La Volpe stepped on the field and tackled ...
What They're Saying: Mike Piazza    
"I remember, as a player, complaining if we had a small plane, 'We couldn't get a ...
What They're Saying: Danny Cowley    
"It's life-changing for us. It's game-changing for the profile of our club. Football at our level ...
MLS Camp Chatter: Villa sees red on review    
In the last weekend before the first MLS teams play official competition -- three will play ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives