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Henrique Almeida Caixeta Nascentes (born 27 May 1991), known as Henrique, is a Brazilian footballer who plays as a striker for Chapecoense on loan from Grêmio.

Personal information
Full name Henrique Almeida Caixeta Nascentes
Date of birth (1991-05-27) 27 May 1991 (age 28)
Place of birth Brasília, DF, Brazil
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Chapecoense (on loan from Grêmio)
Number 91
Youth career
2007 Atlético Paranaense
2007–2009 São Paulo
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2012 São Paulo 14 (1)
2010Vitória (loan) 17 (4)
2012Granada (loan) 6 (0)
2012Sport (loan) 16 (4)
2013–2015 Botafogo 14 (0)
2014Bahia (loan) 25 (2)
2015Coritiba (loan) 20 (12)
2016– Grêmio 17 (1)
2017Coritiba (loan) 32 (7)
2018Giresunspor (loan) 12 (4)
2018Belenenses SAD (loan) 15 (5)
2019–Chapecoense (loan) 2 (0)
National team
2011 Brazil U20 16 (9)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 31 March 2019


He arrived on the scene at the Tricolor Paulista in São Paulo Youth Championship 2009, where he was top scorer and best player in the club. In February 2009, Henrique made his debut against Mogi Mirim, in the 2-0 loss, playing the last few minutes. It wasn't until a year later, in 2010, that he scored his first goal for São Paulo in the win over Gremio Barueri in the Paulista Championship.

In 2010, with first team opportunities hard to come by, he was loaned to Esporte Clube Vitória. He scored his first two goals for the red and black on August 15, 2010, in the 4-2 win over Santos. At the end of the season he returned to his parent club, following Esporte Clube Vitória's relegation to the Campeonato Brasileiro Série B.

On August 1, 2011 he scored the 200th goal in the history of the FIFA U-20 World Cup. On August 17, 2011, he scored two vital goals during the closing minutes of the Brazil-Mexico U-20 World Cup Semi-Final match, guiding his team into the Final. His stellar performances in the tournament would be recognised by him winning the FIFA U-20 World Cup Golden Ball and FIFA U-20 World Cup Golden Shoe awards, for highest scorer and most valuable player.

On January 17, 2012, it was announced São Paulo had agreed a fee to sell Henrique to English club QPR, subject to a work permit. However, on January 23, 2012, news broke of the collapse of the deal due to the work permit not being granted to the player. Although the deal seemed like it had fallen through, São Paulo vice-president Joao Lopez claimed "It was said that he was denied [a transfer] but this is not true, the FA would only authorise the deal if it was permanent."[citation needed] He went on to say, "the FA did not agree with the deal that was going on, so we will now meet again [with QPR] and try to come to an agreement."[citation needed] It now remains to be seen whether QPR will make a permanent bid for Henrique, who is valued around £6 million.

At the end of January 2012, shortly before the end of the winter transfer window, Henrique and his club agreed a deal with Spanish Liga BBVA side Granada CF. The terms of the deal were a €500,000 fee for a loan contract until June 2013, with Granada retaining an option to buy the player for €6,000,000 at any time.

On January 2, 2013, Henrique had 50% of his rights bought for Botafogo, and will play for Fogão until 2016.[1]

On February 3, 2016, Henrique joined Grêmio on a four-year contract.[2]



  1. ^ Bota acerta contratação do atacante Henrique, que estava no Sport
  2. ^ "Grêmio dá chapéu no Inter e anuncia Henrique Almeida como novo reforço". Globo Esporte (in Portuguese). Retrieved 4 February 2016.

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