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VIDEO: Aston Villa legend nominates Thierry Henry for ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Juan Pablo Angel

Ex-Aston Villa striker Juan Pablo Angel nominated former New York Red Bulls teammate and Arsenal legend Thierry Henry for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge before taking on the trial himself.

Aston Villa legend Juan Pablo Angel has joined the numerous famous figures to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, having accepted a nomination from Colombian musician Juanes.

The campaign has swept the internet over the past week, with people from all across the globe dousing themselves in freezing water to raise both awareness of the disease and funds on behalf of the ALS Association, who have received close to $30 million worth of donations thus far.

Chalking up 62 goals in 205 games during his seven seasons at Villa, after arriving from River Plate in 2001 for a then-club record £9.5 million, Angel is now seeing out his career with his local side Atletico Nacional, having announced last month that he is set to retire at the end of 2014.

The 38-year-old Colombian striker, who went on to enjoy a successful stint in MLS after leaving England in 2007, also nominated golfer Camilo Villegas and former New York Red Bulls teammates Rafa Marquez and Thierry Henry for the challenge, before his own attempt ended with him getting even more drenched than expected.

Henry has already been nominated by a host of other footballers, including Cesc Fabregas, Dennis Bergkamp and Fabrice Muamba, and, though a video has yet to surface of him taking on the challenge, it can’t be long before the Arsenal legend joins the growing list of participants.

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