North Texas SC lands Palmeiras center back Henri on loan

North Texas SC, the professional development club of FC Dallas, has announced the signing of 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup winner Henri Marinho dos Santos on loan from Palmeiras for 2023. The loan has a buy option at the end of 2023.

The 21-year-old Santos played three seasons with Palmeiras with 20 appearances for 1,522 minutes. Henri won the Brasileirão U-20, Copa do Brasil U-20, and the Copa São Paulo de Futebol for Palmeiras.

“We are delighted to bring in a player of this caliber,” said North Texas SC General Manager Matt Denny. “Henri brings great experience. We are excited with his addition to the club that I am sure fans will enjoy seeing him play.”

Santos was part of the Brazil U-17 MYNT that hosted and won the 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup, starting all seven matches as captain.

Full Name: Henri Marinho dos Santos
Preferred Name: Henri Santos
Pronunciation: hen-REE SAN-toes
Connect with Henri: Twitter | Instagram
Position: Defender
Date of Birth: February 19, 2002 (21)
Birthplace: Araçatuba, Brazil
Nationality: Brazilian
Height: 6’0”
Weight: 189 lbs.
Last Club: Palmeiras

As captain, Henri lifts the 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup for Brazil. (Courtesy North Texas SC)
As captain, Henri lifts the 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup for Brazil. (Courtesy North Texas SC)


  1. If FCD decide to buy Henri and Mulato do they become U-22 players do to the buy fee? How many are we have allowed to have?

    1. They already bought Mulato and he’s not U-22 Initiative. FCD can have 2, right now they have 1, Geovane Jesus.
      Henri could be, but it will depend on the price and salary.

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