Three-time Hyundai A-League Championship winner Henrique will depart Brisbane Roar following the conclusion of the Hyundai A-League 2018/19 season.
Fan-favourite Henrique, who has made 168 Hyundai A-League appearances & was a member of all three of the Club’s Championship-winning squads, says Brisbane will always hold a special place in his heart.
“I want to thank the first people who gave me the opportunity to come to Australia & Brisbane – a special mention to Frank Farina,” Henrique said.
“I would like to thank all the people I have worked with – the players, all the staff & especially the fans – they have been great for me at all times & everything we do is for them.
“My first game was special, as was my first goal in Brisbane Roar colours. The first Grand Final win will be a great memory that stays with me for a long time.
“At this point in time I have to take care of my injury. That will give me time to look at all opportunities to then make a clear decision to continue playing or transition perhaps into coaching.”
Affectionally nicknamed the ‘Slippery Fish,’ the elusive striker is the second-highest goalscorer in Club history with 45 Hyundai A-League goals to his name for Roar.
Known for his knack of finding the back of the net in crucial moments, he scored in two separate Grand Finals, both in the second half of extra time in the 2010-11 & 2013-14 deciders.
He will also live long in the hearts of the Roar faithful after scoring the decisive spot-kick during a penalty shootout in the 2010-11 Grand Final.
Brisbane Roar CEO David Pourre today thanked Henrique for his incredible service throughout 10 seasons at the Club.
“A champion of the club, a people’s champion and all round genuine and humble person, Henrique will always be in the hearts and minds of Brisbane Roar, its sponsors, members and fans,” Pourre said.
“Respected by many throughout the football family, Henrique’s inspiring contribution to football in Australia will never be forgotten.”
“The Club is pleased to announce it is currently finalising its past player recognition program with our Grand Final hero to receive life membership for his outstanding service & contribution to the Club and football in Australia.”
There will be a presentation at half-time of Thursday’s ANZAC Day Hyundai A-League fixture at Suncorp Stadium (2pm KO) in recognition of Henrique’s service to Brisbane Roar Football Club.