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
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Date of Birth: February 19, 2002 (21)
Birthplace: Araçatuba, Brazil
Weight: 189 lbs.
Last Club: Palmeiras