Soccer: Henry’s Gold Rush


Daily Star
May 20, 2004

THIERRY HENRY is set to complete a sensational season by claiming
the European Golden Boot this weekend.

The French striker has already topped the Premiership scoring chart
after netting 30 league goals as Arsenal won the title with an amazing
unbeaten record.

And he is almost sure to take the European award. Ailton Concalves
needs a hat-trick for Werder Bremen against Hansa Rostock to pip him.

The European Golden Boot is now based on a weighted system with goals
in the best leagues worth two points each, compared to just one point
apiece in smaller competitions.

Although Ara Hakobyan has scored 45 goals for FC Banants in Armenia,
Henry tops the charts with 60 points ahead of Concalves on 56 and AC
Milan’s Andrei Shevchenko on 48.

Henry has already been voted PFA and Barclaycard Player of the Year.
He will miss collecting the Football Writers’ Association award in
London tonight as he is on duty with France.