David Beckham and Thierry Henry are two of the most popular football (soccer) players of the past decade.

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David Beckham versus Thierry Henry comparison chart
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David BeckhamThierry Henry
Full Name David Robert Joseph Beckham Thierry Daniel Henry
Date of birth 2 May 1975 17 August 1977 (1977-08-17) (age 30)
Place of Birth Leytonstone, London, England Paris, France
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Right winger, Central midfielder Striker
Weight 70.67 kg 82.62 kg
Current Club Paris Saint-Germain NY Red Bulls
Squad Number 23 14
Youth clubs Manchester United CO Les Ulis, US Palaiseau, Viry-Châtillon, Clairefontaine, AS Monaco
National team 1996- England 97 App. (17 goals) 1997– France 96 App. ( 43 goals)
Total appearances 450 537
Total Goals 98 261
Personal Life - Marriage Married Victoria Adams at Luttrellstown Castle, Ireland on 4 July 1999 Married English model Claire Merry at Highclere Castle in July 2003 and got a divorce in September 2007
Children Has three sons- Brooklyn Joseph Beckham (born March 4, 1999), Romeo James Beckham (born September 1, 2002), and Cruz David Beckham (born February 20, 2005 ) Has one daughter - Téa (born 27 May 2005)
Honors (1) Named in Pelé's FIFA 100 list of the greatest living players European Golden Boot: 2004, 2005
Honors (2) BBC Sports Personality of the Year: 2001 FA Premier League Top Scorer: 2001–02, 2003–04, 2004–05, 2005–06
Honors (3) UEFA Club Player of the Year Winner: 1999 PFA Players' Player of the Year: 2002–03, 2003–04
Honors (4) FIFA World Player Of The Year Award finalist: 1999, 2001 (runner-up both years) FWA Footballer Of The Year: 2002–03, 2003–04, 2005–06
Honors (5) Named in 1998 FIFA World Cup All-star team UEFA Team of the Year: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006
Honors (6) PFA Young Player of the Year: 1997 French Player of the Year: 2000, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
Beyond Football Named Officer in the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II in 2003, Named UNICEF "Goodwill Ambassador" (2005–present), "Britain's Greatest Ambassador" at the Greatest Britons 2007 awards Member of the UNICEF-FIFA squad, active spokesperson against racism in football, Time magazine featured him as one of the "Heroes & Pioneers" on "The Time 100" list in 2007

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