Roar icon Henrique ready for return to football
Brisbane Roar legend Henrique is ready for a comeback and is targeting NPL Queensland for his return to football.
The ‘Slippery Fish’ wrote his name into Roar folklore by lifting three Hyundai A-League Championships and two Premierships during a glittering seven-year run in the River City between 2009 and 2016.
The Brazilian-born attacker, who now has Australian citizenship, created iconic Roar moments by scoring crucial goals in two Grand Finals.
Following spells in Malaysia, Thailand and stint at Adelaide United, he returned to Queensland for two seasons before hanging up his boots.
After making 168 Hyundai A-League appearances, Henrique has since stayed involved with Roar, coaching the club’s under-16s side, which has reignited his desire to lace up the boots again in the National Premier Leagues.
“One of the reasons I want to come back [is] because I see the league is stronger and stronger, and I want to be part of that as well,” he told the Courier Mail.
The 34-year-old was offered lifetime membership of the club at the end of the 2018/19 season as Roar CEO David Pourre led the tributes.
“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.