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24.03.2009 13:02

Henry: 40 goals in 80 games

Jesús Carrillo

After scoring against Malaga, Thierry Henry has now scored 40 official goals for Barça, quite some achievement considering he made that milestone in just 80’ games.

It’s easy to calculate Henry’s goalscoring rate. Exactly one goal every two games. And all of those goals have come from open play, not one of the forty came from the penalty spot or free kicks.

Eto'o and Messi lead the club’s scoring charts, and Henry is third this season. Even so, he has scored a massive 21 goals, already more than the 19 he scored in his debut season for the club.

Always starting in Champions League

fcb-basilea_x19x.jpgHe scored his first official goal for FC Barcelona in the Champions League on September 19, 2007, at the Camp Nou, against Olympique Lyon. This year he also opened his account in a European fixture, against Wisla Krakow on August 13 in the qualification match at the stadium.

Third highest scorer in Europe

henrygal.jpgHenry is a classic of the Champions League goalscoring records. After the second round matches just played, he has scored 49 goals in this competition, bettered only by Raul (64) and Van Nistelrooy (56). Henry is also the highest goalscorer ever for the French national team, with 48.

All competitions

Like last season, Henry has scored in all three competitions. In his second season with the club, he has scored 15 goals in La Liga, 5 in the Champions League (including the qualification games) and 1 goal in the cup, although he has only played a small part in the latter competition.

Last year, the Frenchman was on target 4 times in the Copa del Rey, making him the top cup goalscorer under Frank Rijkaard. Henry also scored 12 goals in La Liga, and 3 in the Champions League.
Henry: 40 goals in 80 games
Valencia and Lyon
To date, Valencia and Olympique Lyon have been Henry’s main victims. He has already scored six times against Valencia, while since playing for Barça, his compatriots from Lyon have seen Henry score no fewer than four goals against them.

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