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Amandine Chantal Henry (born 28 September 1989) is a French football player who plays as a defensive midfielder for Olympique Lyon and the French national team. A former women's youth international having played all levels, Henry made her senior international debut in 2009. She has captained the national team since October 2017.[2]

Amandine Henry
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Henry in 2019
Personal information
Full name Amandine Chantal Henry[1]
Date of birth (1989-09-28) September 28, 1989 (age 30)
Place of birth Lille, France
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Olympique Lyon
Number 6
Youth career
1995–2000 OSM Lomme
2000–2004 Iris Club de Lambersart
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2005 Hénin-Beaumont 20 (11)
2005–2007 CNFE Clairefontaine 32 (22)
2007–2016 Olympique Lyon 122 (28)
2016–2017 Portland Thorns 33 (4)
2017Paris Saint-Germain (loan) 4 (1)
2018– Olympique Lyon 25 (7)
National team
2004–2005 France U17 8 (3)
2006–2007 France U19 18 (6)
2006 France U20 5 (1)
2009– France 83 (11)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 June 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 6 April 2018

Early lifeEdit

Amandine Henry started playing football at the age of 5.[3] There were no girls teams for such young players, so she played with boys until she was 13 years old.

CareerEdit

 
Henry (left) playing for France in 2013
 
Henry with the Portland Thorns in 2016

Amandine Henry began her career in 2004, at the age of 15, at Hénin-Beaumont. After one season, she attended the women's section of the Clairefontaine academy for two seasons.

In 2007, at the age of 18, she joined Lyon, the most successful women's team in France. During her first season with Lyon, she injured the cartilage in her knee, which kept her out of competition for a year-and-a-half. It was a difficult time, and she considered giving up on football, but with the support of her family, she persevered and returned to Lyon.[3]

With Lyon, Henry was featured in the final match of the UEFA Women's Champions League in three consecutive seasons beginning in 2010.

Henry was awarded the Silver Ball Award as the tournament's 2nd Best Player at the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup.[4] Henry was also named among the best players in Europe in 2015, becoming a finalist in the annual UEFA Best Women's Player in Europe Award, finishing 2nd behind Célia Šašić.[5]

She signed with the Portland Thorns in March 2016 and joined the team in June, where she played in 8 matches and started in 9 for the regular season-winning National Women's Soccer League team.[6][7]

After undergoing surgery following the NWSL season, she joined Paris Saint-Germain in January 2017, where she played in four Division 1 matches and one Coupe de France Féminine match before rejoining the Thorns in March.[8][9]

Henry scored her first NWSL goal against Boston on 27 May.[10] Also, in May, she was named to the NWSL Team of the Month. She started in 12 consecutive games between April and July before departing for the UEFA Women's Euro 2017.

During Euro 2017, Henry started in all four games for France. France was ranked #3 in the world.[11] France beat Iceland 1–0 on 18 July. On 22 July, Henry scored the goal that drew the game against Austria 1–1, and on 26 July, France drew Switzerland 1–1. This qualified France to advance to the quarter-finals where they lost to England 1–0 on 30 July.[12] Henry received the player of the match award for the quarter-final match against England.[13]

Henry returned to the Thorns to score in consecutive matches. First she scored against Kansas City on 16 August, converting her first penalty kick for the Thorns. Then, she played 30 minutes as a substitute in the game against the Houston Dash on 19 August, scoring her third goal of the season.[10]

The Thorns finished the 2017 season in second place, advancing to the playoffs where Henry scored the first goal against the third-place team Orlando Pride. Portland defeated Orlando 4–1.[14] Henry became an NWSL champion when the Thorns defeated the regular-season winning team North Carolina Courage 1–0 in the 2017 NWSL Championship on 14 October 2017.[15]

After the 2017 NWSL season, Henry rejoined Olympique Lyon.[16]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of match played 18 May 2019[17][7]
Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Hénin-Beaumont 2004–05 20 11 0 0 20 11
Total 20 11 0 0 20 11
CNFE Clairefontaine 2005–06 16 11 16 11
2006–07 16 11 16 11
Total 32 22 32 22
Lyon 2007–08 4 0 0 0 2 1 6 1
2008–09 7 1 4 1 1 0 12 2
2009–10 10 2 3 1 6 0 19 3
2010–11 18 5 2 1 9 0 29 6
2011–12 21 8 4 0 5 1 25 7
2012–13 20 5 5 4 8 3 33 12
2013–14 20 3 3 1 3 0 26 4
2014–15 19 1 5 1 4 0 28 2
2015–16 3 3 0 0 0 0 3 3
Total 122 28 26 9 38 5 186 42
Portland 2016 10 0 10 0
Total 10 0 10 0
PSG 2016–17 4 1 1 1 5 2
Total 4 1 1 1 5 2
Portland 2017 23 4 23 4
Total 23 4 23 4
Lyon 2017–18 7 3 4 1 5 1 16 5
2018–19 18 4 5 2 8 2 31 8
Total 25 7 9 3 13 3 47 13
Career total 236 73 36 13 51 8 323 93

InternationalEdit

As of 7 June 2019[18]
National team Season Apps Goals
France 2008–09 2 0
2009–10 8 1
2010–11 2 0
2011–12 0 0
2012–13 0 0
2013–14 12 2
2014–15 21 1
Total 45 4

International goalsEdit

As of 7 June 2019[19]
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 5 May 2010 Stadion Rankhof, Basel, Switzerland    Switzerland 0–1 0–2 Friendly
2 31 October 2013 Sonnensee Stadion, Ritzing, Austria   Austria 0–2 1–3 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification
3 20 June 2014 Rentschler Field, Hartford, United States   United States 1–2 2–2 Friendly
4 17 June 2015 Lansdowne Stadium, Ottawa, Canada   Mexico 0–5 0–5 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup
5 19 September 2015 Stade Océane, Le Havre, France   Brazil 2–0 2–1 Friendly
6 1 December 2015 Katerini Stadium, Katerini, Greece   Greece 0–1 0–3 UEFA Women's Euro 2017 qualifying
7 22 July 2017 Stadion Galgenwaard, Utrecht, Netherlands   Austria 1–1 1–1 UEFA Women's Euro 2017
8 23 October 2017 Stade Auguste Delaune, Reims, France   Ghana 2–0 8–0 Friendly
9 3–0
10 20 January 2018 Stade Vélodrome, Marseille, France   Italy 1–1 1–1
11 7 March 2018 Exploria Stadium, Orlando, United States   Germany 1–0 3–0 2018 SheBelieves Cup
12 7 June 2019 Parc des princes, Paris, France   South Korea 4–0 4–0 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup
13 23 June 2019 Stade Océane, Le Havre, France   Brazil 2–1 2–1 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

Lyon

Portland Thorns

InternationalEdit

France

IndividualEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2009 UEFA European Women's Championship" (PDF). UEFA.com. Retrieved 24 October 2011.
  2. ^ "Corinne Diacre a choisi Amandine Henry comme capitaine". L'Équipe. 23 October 2017. Retrieved 16 October 2019.
  3. ^ a b Kendall Johnson (20 October 2017). "37-Amandine Henry-On moving to the US, mistranslations, and fake tans". www.arrowliving.com (Podcast). Arrow Living. Retrieved 21 October 2017.
  4. ^ "Awards". FIFA.com.
  5. ^ "Šašić wins Best Women's Player Award". UEFA.com.
  6. ^ "Portland Thorns FC sign midfielder Amandine Henry". PortlandThornsFC.com. 16 March 2016.
  7. ^ a b "Amandine Henry – footofeminin stats". footofeminin.fr. Retrieved 15 April 2017.
  8. ^ "PSG : Amandine Henry, c'est officiel !". Le Parisien. 27 January 2017. Retrieved 15 April 2017.
  9. ^ "Football : le prêt d'Amandine Henry au PSG est fini". Le Parisien. 10 March 2017. Retrieved 15 April 2017.
  10. ^ a b "Amadine Henry". www.timbers.com. Portland Timbers. Retrieved 21 October 2017.
  11. ^ "UEFA Women's Euro 2017: Game times, full schedule, how to watch, results". Oregonian. 6 August 2017. Retrieved 21 October 2017.
  12. ^ "WOMEN'S EURO 2017: FIXTURES, TEAMS, TV COVERAGE & GUIDE TO THE EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP". Goal. 3 August 2017. Retrieved 21 October 2017.
  13. ^ "UEFA Women's EURO: Amadine Henry". UEFA. 30 July 2017. Retrieved 21 October 2017.
  14. ^ "Portland Thorns advance to NWSL Championship with 4–1 win over Orlando Pride". Oregonian Media Group. 7 October 2017. Retrieved 18 October 2017.
  15. ^ "Portland Thorns win 2017 NWSL Championship with 1–0 victory over North Carolina Courage". Oregonian Media Group. 15 October 2017. Retrieved 18 October 2017.
  16. ^ "Amandine Henry, Nadia Nadim will not return to Portland Thorns next season". Oregonian Live. 24 September 2017.
  17. ^ "Amandine Henry". Olympique Lyon. Retrieved 24 June 2015.
  18. ^ HENRY Amandine Archived 29 July 2012 at the Wayback Machine, French Football Federation, accessed 17 April 2012
  19. ^ "Equipe de France A – Amandine Henry". fff.fr. Retrieved 9 June 2015.
  20. ^ 2015 FIFPro Award

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