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25.02.2009 14:40

Henry moves up the European goal charts

Berta Brau

Thierry Henry's goal against Olympique Lyonnais on Tuesday evening saw him become the fifth highest all-time goalscorer in European competition with 48 goals, as he surpassed Eusebio's record of 47.

The Frenchman's effort in the second half in Stade Gerland was not only valuable to the Blaugrana, but it was also Henry's third goal in the Champions League this term, his 16th of the current season and one that saw him move up a place in the all-time European goalscoring charts. With 48 goals to his name in the European Cup, Henry overtook Eusebio, with whom he had been level on 47 goals up until then.

48 goals in the European Cup

fcb-wisla_x3x.jpgSince making his debut in the competition on October 1, 1997, when he appeared for Monaco in their win over Bayer Leverkusen, Henry has netted 48 goals, as mentioned above, in the competition in 103 matches, meaning he has an average of 0.46 goals-per-game, meaning just under a goal-per-match. Only Ra˙l, with 64, Ruud van Nistelrooy, with 60, Andriy Shevchenko, with 56, and Alfredo di StÚfano, with 49, have scored more.

Monaco and Arsenal

Thierry.jpgWith Monaco, Henry scored seven goals in Europe in the 1997-98 campaign and that was followed by two yeas with Juventus when he did not play in the Champions League. At Arsenal, he became a regular scorer and it was with the Gunners that he netted no less than 35 times.

Six goals for Barša

With FC Barcelona, he has now scored six goals, with three coming last term and three more this year. Last season he scored against Celtic, Rangers and Olympique Lyonnais and this term he has found the net against Olympique Lyonnais, again, Sporting Lisbon and Wisla Krakow.
Henry moves up the European goal charts
The 29 teams
Thierry Henry has scored against 29 different teams in the European Cup. Among that tally are five teams from the Spanish league as he has registered against Real Madrid, Valencia, Real Mallorca, Celta Vigo and Deportivo de La Coru˝a.

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