Brisbane Roar veteran Henrique confirms club exit

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Just days after Matt McKay announced his retirement, Brisbane Roar fan favourite Henrique has confirmed he will depart the A-League strugglers at the end of the season.

Three-time championship winner Henrique is yet to decide if he will retire or continue playing as he nurses a groin injury.

The 33-year-old will receive a special tribute at halftime of second-last Brisbane's final game of the season against Adelaide on Thursday.

"I want to thank the first people who gave me the opportunity to come to Australia and Brisbane; a special mention to (former Roar coach) Frank Farina," Henrique, who has played 168 A-League games, said.

"At this point in time I have to take care of my injury.

"That will give me time to look at all opportunities to then make a clear decision to continue playing or transition perhaps into coaching."

Henrique first joined Brisbane in 2009 and will depart as the Roar's second-highest goal scorer after finding the net 45 times.

Henrique featured in all three of Brisbane's championship wins and scored in the second half of extra-time in both the 2010-11 and 2013-14 season deciders.

He also nailed the decisive spot-kick in the 2011 grand final penalty shootout.

"Henrique's inspiring contribution to football in Australia will never be forgotten," Brisbane Roar CEO David Pourre said.

"The club is pleased to announce it is currently finalising its past player recognition program with our grand final hero to receive life membership for his outstanding service and contribution to the club and football in Australia."

Brisbane's season-ending match looms as an emotional clash with McKay also drawing the curtain on his Roar career after he called time on his playing career last week.

Brisbane's French marquee player Eric Bautheac is also mulling over his future with A-League rivals Melbourne Victory reportedly interested in the off-contract 31-year-old.

Source AAP