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Thursday, May 03, 2007

Thierry Henry is one of the 100 most influential people

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Thierry Henry's talent and popularity are growing everyday. That's why he has been named by Time magazine as one of the world's 100 most influential people.

Indeed, the American magazine first published their list in 1999 and each year honour individuals divided into five categories - Leaders and Revolutionaries, Builders and Titans, Artists and Entertainers, Scientists and Thinkers, and Heroes and Icons.

And Thierry Henry, 29, has been named in the latter section. It's also interesting to know that David Beckham didn't make the list, despite his big-money transfer to Major League Soccer club Los Angeles Galaxy.

Furthermore, NBA star Tony Parker, who captains the French basketball team, praised Henry's contribution to race awareness in sport.

The San Antonio Spurs point guard expressed: "He wants to change the world. It's no secret that European soccer is fighting a racism issue, in the crowd and on the field, and no player has done more to exorcise it than Thierry Henry. His impact has been immense."

It's good to mention that the other big name from European sport in the 2007 edition is world tennis number one Roger Federer, while New York Yankees pitcher Chien-ming Wang and Indianapolis Colts coach Tony Dungy are also present. Good for them.