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Thierry Henry to donate $5000 for every goal he scores

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Henry will make a generous donation each time he scores (©GettyImages)
Henry will make a generous donation each time he scores (©GettyImages).

Thierry Henry is set to donate €5000 to charity every time he scores a goal in MLS this term.

The announcement was made via the Twitter account of Ethan Zohn - a former player himself - who also posted a picture of the French forward holding a t-shirt advertising Grassroot Soccer, the cause that is being supported.

The charity does work all around the world. Their main aim is to fight against the spread of HIV and AIDS, through the use of football.

Last season Henry bagged 15 league goals, and this time around he has already found the back of the net six times in 13 MLS appearances.

In addition to the 35-year-old's donation, the investment bank Goldman Sachs are also set to match whatever Henry gives away.

The former Arsenal forward has done work for global charity UNICEF in the past, and this innovative approach could be picked up by other footballers in the future.

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