|Full name||Gustavo Henrique Vernes|
|Date of birth||24 March 1993|
|Place of birth||São Paulo, Brazil|
|Height||1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)|
|Playing position||Centre back|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13 October 2019|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 25 July 2015
Gustavo Henrique and made his first team – and Série A – debut on 17 June 2012, in a 0–1 away loss against Flamengo. He scored his first goal on 24 July of the following year, in a 2–0 away win against CRAC for the season's Copa do Brasil.
In mid-September 2013, Gustavo Henrique replaced Durval in the starting eleven, after the latter was deemed surplus to requirements. He scored his first league goal on 27 October, in a 1–1 away draw against Corinthians. Roughly a month later he scored his second, in a 2–2 away draw against Vasco da Gama.
In late February 2014, Gustavo Henrique suffered a knee injury, being sidelined for six months. He returned to action in October, but was only selected on the bench in the remainder of the season.
Gustavo Henrique played his first match after his injury on 1 February 2015, starting in a 3–0 home win against Ituano. In August, after the arrival of new manager Dorival Júnior, he was again first-choice after overtaking new signing Werley.
On 29 February 2016, Gustavo Henrique renewed his contract until January 2020. He became an undisputed starter during the campaign, and on 12 June completed his 100th game for the club by starting in a 2–0 away win against Santa Cruz. In September, however, he suffered another knee injury, being sidelined for another six months.
Gustavo Henrique returned to action on 14 August 2017, starting in a 0–0 home draw against Fluminense. On 10 September, in a 2–0 home win against Corinthians, he suffered another knee injury and was sidelined for the remainder of the year.
- As of 15 October 2019
- Brazil U23
- "Ex-vendedor de hot dog, joia santista foi de camisa 10 a zagueiro porque cresceu demais" [Former hot dog seller, Santos pearl went from a number 10 to stopper because he grew too much] (in Portuguese). ESPN Brasil. 12 September 2015. Retrieved 7 March 2019.
- "Com pênalti polêmico, Fla vence reservas do Santos em má atuação" [With polemic penalty, Fla defeats Santos' reserves in a poor performance] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 17 June 2012.
- "Garotos brilham, Santos derrota Crac e se classifica para as oitavas de final" [Boys shine, Santos defeats Crac and qualifies for round of 32] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 24 July 2013. Retrieved 25 July 2013.
- "Por 'questões técnicas', Claudinei saca Durval e aposta em Gustavo Henrique" [Due to 'technical reasons', Claudinei sacks Durval and bets in Gustavo Henrique] (in Portuguese). Lance!. 17 September 2013.
- "Walter e a trave garantem empate nos 100 anos de Corinthians x Santos" [Walter and the post grant draw in the 100 years of Corinthians vs. Santos] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 27 October 2013. Retrieved 6 September 2015.
- "Vasco e Santos empatam, mas derrota do Flu ajuda cruz-maltinos" [Vasco and Santos draw, but Flu's defeat help the cruz-maltinos] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 10 November 2013. Retrieved 6 September 2015.
- "Operado, zagueiro santista Gustavo Henrique só retorna em seis meses" [Operated, Santos' stopper Gustavo Henrique returns only in six months] (in Portuguese). O Estado de S. Paulo. 27 February 2014.
- "Aranha reaparece no Santos, e Gustavo Henrique treina normalmente" [Aranha reappears in Santos, and Gustavo Henrique trains normally] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 14 October 2014.
- "Na "revanche" da final de 2014, Santos bate o Ituano na Vila Belmiro" [In the "rematch" of 2014 final, Santos defeats Ituano in Vila Belmiro] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 1 February 2015.
- "Dorival barra 'zagueiro perseguido' e poupa artilheiro em treino do Santos" [Dorival puts aside 'pursued stopper' and rests goalscorer in Santos' training] (in Portuguese). UOL Esporte. 11 August 2015. Retrieved 6 September 2015.
- "Gustavo Henrique assina contrato por mais quatro anos com o Santos FC" [Gustavo Henrique signs contract for four further years with Santos FC] (in Portuguese). Santos FC. 29 February 2016. Retrieved 1 March 2016.
- "Santos vence Santa Cruz, quebra jejum de quase um ano e dá salto na classificação" [Santos defeat Santa Cruz, end a drought from almost a year and jump in the table] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 12 June 2016. Retrieved 18 November 2016.
- "Gustavo Henrique rompe ligamento do joelho e só volta ao Santos em 2017" [Gustavo Henrique tears knee ligament and only returns to Santos in 2017] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 26 September 2016. Retrieved 7 October 2016.
- "Gustavo Henrique passa por artroscopia e só deve voltar ao Santos em 2018" [Gustavo Henrique goes through arthroscopy and may only return to Santos in 2018] (in Portuguese). ESPN Brasil. 5 October 2017. Retrieved 12 October 2017.
- "Vanderlei brilha, Santos vence Estudiantes e vira líder na Libertadores" [Vanderlei shines, Santos defeat Estudiantes and become leader in the Libertadores] (in Portuguese). UOL Esporte. 5 April 2018. Retrieved 6 April 2018.
- Gustavo Henrique at Soccerway. Retrieved 17 January 2015.
- "Santos domina seleção do Paulistão; Audax emplaca dois e mais o técnico" [Santos dominate the Paulistão team of the year; Audax include two and the manager] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 9 May 2016. Retrieved 9 May 2016.
- "Corinthians, Jean Mota e Martinelli dominam premiação do campeonato" [Corinthians, Jean Mota and Martinelli dominate the tournament's awards] (in Portuguese). Federação Paulista de Futebol. 22 April 2019. Retrieved 23 April 2019.