Brazilian left back Henrique joins OL through 2024
Born in 1994, Henrique has spent his entire career in Brazil at Vasco de Gama, the club where he came through. Arriving on a free transfer, the native of Rio has played 192 matches in eight seasons (one goal, 11 assists), including 106 in Brazi'ls Serie A and eight in the Copa Libertadores.
Now 27, the Brazilian defender, whose professional career began in July 2013, playing alongside Juninho, has notably won five titles with Vasco including Rio State Championships in 2015 and 2016.
Having arrived in Lyon ten days ago, and after undergoing a mandatory period of isolation, Henrique has arrived to strengthen the defense sector of OL and will begin training under Peter Bosz this Thursday, July 1 in Décines. He is the club's second signing of the summer, after former Rennes defender Damien Da Silva joined on a two-season deal at the end of May, and joins a long list of Brazilian players at OL.
“I’m very happy to be here and to join a big club like Olympique Lyonnais. It’s an honor for me to meet up again with Juninho, my idol, and with whom I made my debut at Vasco da Gama. I thank the club for believing in me and I hope to have a great season here."