Konami of Europe today announced that it has signed 27-year-old striker Thierry Henry to be the cover athlete for its upcoming soccer game, Pro Evolution Soccer 4.

Martin Schneider, European Marketing Director, Konami of Europe, stated, "We are delighted to be working with the most talented striker in the modern game, especially since he's such a big Pro Evo fan."

Henry, who is the current European and Premiership Golden Boot holder, is a big fan of the Pro Evolution series. "The Pro Evolution Soccer series is by far the closest to real football," commented Henry.

Pro Evolution Soccer 4 is scheduled for release on the PlayStation 2 in October, with Xbox and PC versions to follow in November.