After announcing he's leaving Brisbane Roar, Henrique said Brisbane and Australia's A-League felt right from day one of his arrival.
“It’s been an amazing journey,” said Henrique who thanked past and present coaches and players.
Henrique will leave the club at season’s end with the player potentially eying a new career in coaching.
“The memories are great. I’ll never forget,” he added.
“From now I’ll be in the stands supporting the team from there.
“I didn’t expect to be here for a decade. From the very first day, I fell in love with the city and Australia.
“I got my citizenship and my family is happy so I’m going to be around.”
The naturalized Aussie leaves as a three-time Hyundai A-League Championship winner.
He famously scored the winning penalty in the 2011 grand final to spark amazing scenes of joy at Orange Sunday 1.
And he scored again in the 2014 decider to help his club to a third title.
And in keeping with his personality, Henrique declared his best memory was all the good friends he’s made at the club, not the Grand Final winning goals.
Once his injury clears up, he’ll make a decision on his future, he said.
Henrique made 168 A-League appearances at the club was a member of all three of the Roar’s Championship-winning squads.
Henrique has been lauded by Brisbane Roar as a “people’s champion” after the Brazilian born striker announced he’s leaving his beloved Brisbane Roar at season’s end.
Roar CEO David Pourre said the 33-year old was one of the most liked players in the club’s 13-year A-League history.
“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 today.
Henrique joins Matt McKay in departing the club.
Henrique has been offered lifetime membership of the club.