Pedro Henriques

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Pedro Henriques
Personal information
Full name Pedro Ricardo Quintela Henriques
Date of birth (1974-10-16) 16 October 1974 (age 46)
Place of birth Sintra, Portugal
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position(s) Left back
Youth career
1985–1990 Belenenses
1990–1993 Benfica
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–1997 Benfica 38 (1)
1995Vitória Setúbal (loan) 16 (0)
1997–1998 Porto 0 (0)
1998–2000 Vitória Setúbal 56 (2)
2000–2002 Belenenses 60 (1)
2002–2003 Santa Clara 32 (2)
2003–2005 Académica 20 (0)
Total 222 (6)
National team
1990–1991 Portugal U16 15 (0)
1991–1992 Portugal U17 9 (2)
1991–1993 Portugal U18 22 (2)
1993 Portugal U20 5 (0)
1994–1996 Portugal U21 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Pedro Ricardo Quintela Henriques (born 16 October 1974) is a Portuguese former footballer who played as a left back.

He amassed Primeira Liga totals of 222 matches and six goals over 12 seasons, representing mainly Benfica and Vitória de Setúbal.[1]

Club career[edit]

Born in Sintra, Lisbon, Henriques joined S.L. Benfica at nearly 16, from neighbouring C.F. Os Belenenses.[2] He played six minutes in his only appearance in the 1993–94 season, a 3–0 away win against Gil Vicente FC, as his team won the Primeira Liga championship.[3]

After a six-month loan at Vitória F.C. and the 1996 arrival of Manuel José as coach, Henriques became a regular in the starting lineups, as Dimas had just been sold to Juventus FC.[4] In summer 1997 he signed for FC Porto but, due to a knee injury he had contracted still at Benfica, he never appeared official for the club, and returned to Setúbal for the later part of the campaign.

In the following seven seasons, always in the top division, Henriques represented Vitória de Setúbal, Belenenses,[5] C.D. Santa Clara[6] and Académica de Coimbra,[7] retiring at almost 31 years of age after additional physical problems at his last team.[8][9]




After retiring, Henriques went on to work several years as a pundit for Portuguese sport channel Sport TV.[10][11]


  1. ^ "Pedro Henriques: «Não dá para estar bem com Deus e com o Diabo»" [Pedro Henriques: «There is no pleasing both God and the Devil»]. Record (in Portuguese). 24 April 2015. Retrieved 31 July 2018.
  2. ^ Magalhães, Magda (21 August 2000). "Pedro Henriques feliz no regresso a casa" [Pedro Henriques happy in return home] (in Portuguese). TVI 24. Retrieved 31 July 2018.
  3. ^ Tovar, Rui Miguel (2012). Almanaque do Benfica. Portugal: Lua de Papel. p. 552-531. ISBN 978-989-23-2087-8.
  4. ^ Tovar, Rui Miguel (2012). Almanaque do Benfica. Portugal: Lua de Papel. p. 548-555. ISBN 978-989-23-2087-8.
  5. ^ "Belenenses assegura Pedro Henriques" [Belenenses confirm Pedro Henriques]. Record (in Portuguese). 7 July 2000. Retrieved 6 November 2013.
  6. ^ "Pedro Henriques deseja selecção como prenda" [Pedro Henriques wants gift of national team]. Record (in Portuguese). 16 October 2002. Retrieved 6 November 2013.
  7. ^ "Pedro Henriques duas épocas em Coimbra" [Pedro Henriques two seasons in Coimbra]. Record (in Portuguese). 26 June 2003. Retrieved 6 November 2013.
  8. ^ "Pedro Henriques, Pedro Roma e Favaro de volta" [Pedro Henriques, Pedro Roma and Favaro are back]. Record (in Portuguese). 20 March 2004. Retrieved 6 November 2013.
  9. ^ "Onda de lesões preocupa" [Injury wave a concern]. Record (in Portuguese). 24 September 2004. Retrieved 6 November 2013.
  10. ^ "'Em alguns treinos do Benfica acabava tudo à chapada'" ['Some Benfica trainings ended in fisticuffs']. Sol (in Portuguese). 9 January 2013. Retrieved 11 August 2013.
  11. ^ "SportTV prepara emissão especial do dérbi Sporting-Benfica" [SportTV prepares special Sporting-Benfica derby broadcast]. Diário de Notícias (in Portuguese). 31 August 2013. Retrieved 6 November 2013.

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