It was at Arsenal that Henry made his name as a world-class player.
Under long-time mentor and coach Arsène Wenger, Henry became a prolific striker and Arsenal's all-time leading scorer with 228 goals in all competitions.
Began his professional career at age 18, with J1 League side Bellmare Hiratsuka (now Shonan Bellmare). Scored 16 goals in 85 matches before moving to Italy following impressive performances in the 1998 World Cup.
Became only the second Japanese player to play in Italy when he signed for Serie A side Perugia in 1998. Move to Roma the following season for €21.691 million.
Nakata announced his retirement at age 29 on July 3, 2006 after a ten-year career that included seven seasons in the Italian Serie A and a season in the English Premier League.
In March 2004, Pelé named Nakata in his FIFA 100, a list of the top living footballers at the time.
Nakata was the only Japanese, and one of only two Asian footballers (the other being Korean defender Hong Myung-Bo) to be named on the list.
At international level he represented France and is his country's record goalscorer.
Henry made his professional debut with Monaco in 1994.