Amandine Henry

Amandine Chantal Henry (born 28 September 1989) is a French football player who plays as a defensive midfielder for Olympique Lyon and the French senior team. A former women's youth international having played all levels, Henry made her senior international debut in 2009.

Amandine Henry
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Henry in 2019
Personal information
Full name Amandine Chantal Henry[1]
Date of birth 28 September 1989 (age 29)
Place of birth Lille, France
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Olympique Lyon
Number 6
Youth career
1995–2000 OSM Lomme
2000–2004 Iris Club de Lambersart
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2005 Hénin-Beaumont 20 (11)
2005–2007 CNFE Clairefontaine 32 (22)
2007–2016 Olympique Lyon 122 (28)
2016–2017 Portland Thorns 33 (4)
2017 Paris Saint-Germain 4 (1)
2018– Olympique Lyon 25 (7)
National team
2004–2005 France U17 8 (3)
2006–2007 France U19 18 (6)
2006 France U20 5 (1)
2009– France 83 (11)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 June 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 6 April 2018

Early life

Amandine Henry started playing football at the age of 5.[2] There were no girls teams for such young players, so she played with boys until she was 13 years old.


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Henry (left) playing for France in 2013
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Henry with the Portland Thorns in 2016

Amandine Henry began her career in 2004, at the age of 15, at Hénin-Beaumont. After one season, she attended the women's section of the Clairefontaine academy for two seasons.

In 2007, at the age of 18, she joined Lyon, the most successful women's team in France. During her first season with Lyon, she injured the cartilage in her knee, which kept her out of competition for a year-and-a-half. It was a difficult time, and she considered giving up on football, but with the support of her family, she persevered and returned to Lyon.[2]

With Lyon, Henry was featured in the final match of the UEFA Women's Champions League in three consecutive seasons beginning in 2010.

Henry was awarded the Silver Ball Award as the tournament's 2nd Best Player at the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup.[3] Henry was also named among the best players in Europe in 2015, becoming a finalist in the annual UEFA Best Women's Player in Europe Award, finishing 2nd behind Célia Šašić.[4]

She signed with the Portland Thorns in March 2016 and joined the team in June, where she played in 8 matches and started in 9 for the regular season-winning National Women's Soccer League team.[5][6]

After undergoing surgery following the NWSL season, she joined Paris Saint-Germain in January 2017, where she played in four Division 1 matches and one Coupe de France Féminine match before rejoining the Thorns in March.[7][8]

Henry scored her first NWSL goal against Boston on 27 May.[9] Also, in May, she was named to the NWSL Team of the Month. She started in 12 consecutive games between April and July before departing for the UEFA Women's Euro 2017.

During Euro 2017, Henry started in all four games for France. France was ranked #3 in the world.[10] France beat Iceland 1–0 on 18 July. On 22 July, Henry scored the goal that drew the game against Austria 1–1, and on 26 July, France drew Switzerland 1–1. This qualified France to advance to the quarter-finals where they lost to England 1–0 on 30 July.[11] Henry received the player of the match award for the quarter-final match against England.[12]

Henry returned to the Thorns to score in consecutive matches. First she scored against Kansas City on 16 August, converting her first penalty kick for the Thorns. Then, she played 30 minutes as a substitute in the game against the Houston Dash on 19 August, scoring her third goal of the season.[9]

The Thorns finished the 2017 season in second place, advancing to the playoffs where Henry scored the first goal against the third-place team Orlando Pride. Portland defeated Orlando 4–1.[13] Henry became an NWSL champion when the Thorns defeated the regular-season winning team North Carolina Courage 1–0 in the 2017 NWSL Championship on 14 October 2017.[14]

After the 2017 NWSL season, Henry rejoined Olympique Lyon.[15]

Career statistics


As of match played 18 May 2019[16][6]
Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Hénin-Beaumont 2004–05 20 11 0 0 20 11
Total 20 11 0 0 20 11
CNFE Clairefontaine 2005–06 16 11 16 11
2006–07 16 11 16 11
Total 32 22 32 22
Lyon 2007–08 4 0 0 0 2 1 6 1
2008–09 7 1 4 1 1 0 12 2
2009–10 10 2 3 1 6 0 19 3
2010–11 18 5 2 1 9 0 29 6
2011–12 21 8 4 0 5 1 25 7
2012–13 20 5 5 4 8 3 33 12
2013–14 20 3 3 1 3 0 26 4
2014–15 19 1 5 1 4 0 28 2
2015–16 3 3 0 0 0 0 3 3
Total 122 28 26 9 38 5 186 42
Portland 2016 10 0 10 0
Total 10 0 10 0
PSG 2016–17 4 1 1 1 5 2
Total 4 1 1 1 5 2
Portland 2017 23 4 23 4
Total 23 4 23 4
Lyon 2017–18 7 3 4 1 5 1 16 5
2018–19 18 4 5 2 8 2 31 8
Total 25 7 9 3 13 3 47 13
Career total 236 73 36 13 51 8 323 93


As of 7 June 2019[17]
National team Season Apps Goals
France 2008–09 2 0
2009–10 8 1
2010–11 2 0
2011–12 0 0
2012–13 0 0
2013–14 12 2
2014–15 21 1
Total 45 4

International goals

As of 7 June 2019[18]
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 5 May 2010 Stadion Rankhof, Basel, Switzerland   Switzerland 0–1 0–2 Friendly
2 31 October 2013 Sonnensee Stadion, Ritzing, Austria  Austria 0–2 1–3 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification
3 20 June 2014 Rentschler Field, Hartford, United States  United States 1–2 2–2 Friendly
4 17 June 2015 Lansdowne Stadium, Ottawa, Canada  Mexico 0–5 0–5 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup
5 19 September 2015 Stade Océane, Le Havre, France  Brazil 2–0 2–1 Friendly
6 1 December 2015 Katerini Stadium, Katerini, Greece  Greece 0–1 0–3 UEFA Women's Euro 2017 qualifying
7 22 July 2017 Stadion Galgenwaard, Utrecht, Netherlands  Austria 1–1 1–1 UEFA Women's Euro 2017
8 23 October 2017 Stade Auguste Delaune, Reims, France  Ghana 2–0 8–0 Friendly
9 3–0
10 20 January 2018 Stade Vélodrome, Marseille, France  Italy 1–1 1–1
11 7 March 2018 Exploria Stadium, Orlando, United States  Germany 1–0 3–0 2018 SheBelieves Cup
12 7 June 2019 Parc des princes, Paris, France  South Korea 4–0 4–0 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup
13 23 June 2019 Stade Océane, Le Havre, France  Brazil 2–1 2–1 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup




Portland Thorns





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  2. ^ a b Kendall Johnson (20 October 2017). "37-Amandine Henry-On moving to the US, mistranslations, and fake tans". (Podcast). Arrow Living. Retrieved 21 October 2017.
  3. ^ "Awards".
  4. ^ "Šašić wins Best Women's Player Award".
  5. ^ "Portland Thorns FC sign midfielder Amandine Henry". 16 March 2016.
  6. ^ a b "Amandine Henry – footofeminin stats". Retrieved 15 April 2017.
  7. ^ "PSG : Amandine Henry, c'est officiel !". Le Parisien. 27 January 2017. Retrieved 15 April 2017.
  8. ^ "Football : le prêt d'Amandine Henry au PSG est fini". Le Parisien. 10 March 2017. Retrieved 15 April 2017.
  9. ^ a b "Amadine Henry". Portland Timbers. Retrieved 21 October 2017.
  10. ^ "UEFA Women's Euro 2017: Game times, full schedule, how to watch, results". Oregonian. 6 August 2017. Retrieved 21 October 2017.
  11. ^ "WOMEN'S EURO 2017: FIXTURES, TEAMS, TV COVERAGE & GUIDE TO THE EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP". Goal. 3 August 2017. Retrieved 21 October 2017.
  12. ^ "UEFA Women's EURO: Amadine Henry". UEFA. 30 July 2017. Retrieved 21 October 2017.
  13. ^ "Portland Thorns advance to NWSL Championship with 4–1 win over Orlando Pride". Oregonian Media Group. 7 October 2017. Retrieved 18 October 2017.
  14. ^ "Portland Thorns win 2017 NWSL Championship with 1–0 victory over North Carolina Courage". Oregonian Media Group. 15 October 2017. Retrieved 18 October 2017.
  15. ^ "Amandine Henry, Nadia Nadim will not return to Portland Thorns next season". Oregonian Live. 24 September 2017.
  16. ^ "Amandine Henry". Olympique Lyon. Retrieved 24 June 2015.
  17. ^ HENRY Amandine Archived 29 July 2012 at the Wayback Machine, French Football Federation, accessed 17 April 2012
  18. ^ "Equipe de France A – Amandine Henry". Retrieved 9 June 2015.
  19. ^ 2015 FIFPro Award

External links

2006 FIFA U-20 Women's World Championship

The 2006 FIFA U-20 Women's World Championship was held in Russia from 17 August to 3 September 2006. It was the officially recognized world championship for women's under-20 national association football teams. Matches were held in four Moscow stadiums (Dynamo, Lokomotiv, Podmoskovie Stadium and Torpedo Stadium) and one in Saint Petersburg (Petrovsky Stadium).

This was the third women's world youth championship organized by FIFA, but the first with an age limit of 20. The first two events, held in Canada in 2002 and Thailand in 2004, had an age limit of 19. FIFA changed the age limit to prepare for the creation of an under-17 championship in 2008.

North Korea won the tournament. They became the first Asian team to win a FIFA women's tournament and the first Asian football team to win any FIFA tournaments since Saudi Arabia's triumph in the 1989 FIFA U-16 World Championship.

2013 UEFA Women's Champions League Final

The 2013 UEFA Women's Champions League Final was the final match of the 2012–13 UEFA Women's Champions League, the 12th season of the UEFA Women's Champions League football tournament and the fourth since it was renamed from the UEFA Women's Cup. The match was held at Stamford Bridge in London on 23 May 2013. Wolfsburg won the tournament, surprisingly beating Lyon 1–0 to make their first cup victory.Lyon played the final for the fourth consecutive time. It also marked the fourth time in a row that a French and a German club met in the final.

2015 FIFA Ballon d'Or

The 2015 FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala was the sixth year for FIFA's awards for the top football players and coaches of the year. The awards were given out in Zürich on 11 January 2016.

Lionel Messi won the award as the World Player of the Year for the fifth time, extending his own record of five wins. Carli Lloyd was named as the Women's World Player of the Year, while Luis Enrique received the World Coach of the Year for Men's Football and Jill Ellis the World Coach of the Year for Women's Football.The ceremony was hosted by Kate Abdo and James Nesbitt.

2015 FIFA Women's World Cup Group F

Group F of the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup consisted of France, England, Colombia and Mexico. Matches were played from 9 to 17 June 2015.

2016 Portland Thorns FC season

The 2016 season is the Portland Thorns FC's fourth season of existence in the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL), the top division of women's soccer in the United States. The Thorns finished in 6th place in the 2015 season.

2016 UEFA Women's Champions League Final

The 2016 UEFA Women's Champions League Final was the final match of the 2015–16 UEFA Women's Champions League, the 15th season of Europe's premier women's club football tournament organised by UEFA, and the seventh season since it was renamed from the UEFA Women's Cup to the UEFA Women's Champions League. It was played at the Mapei Stadium – Città del Tricolore stadium in Reggio Emilia, Italy, on 26 May 2016, between German team Wolfsburg and French team Lyon.

Lyon defeated Wolfsburg 4–3 on penalties (1–1 after extra time) to win their third European title.

2017 Portland Thorns FC season

The 2017 Portland Thorns FC season was the team's and the league's fifth season of existence. The Thorns played in the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL), the top division of women's soccer in the United States. The Thorns had finished in first place in the 2016 season, but failed to advance from the semifinals in the 2016 NWSL playoffs. With a slogan of "Unfinished Business", they qualified for the NWSL playoffs as the 2nd ranked team in the 2017 regular season. In the playoffs, they defeated the Orlando Pride and then the North Carolina Courage to become 2017 NWSL Champions. It was their second championship, following the first in 2013.

This page covers from the day after the 2016 NWSL final to the day of the 2017 NWSL final.

2018 Ballon d'Or

The 2018 Ballon d'Or was the 63rd annual award ceremony recognizing the best footballer in the world for 2018. The winners were announced on 3 December 2018, and for the first time in its history, the Ballon d'Or Féminin and Kopa Trophy were awarded to the best female footballer and male under-21 footballer, respectively.

2018 SheBelieves Cup

The 2018 SheBelieves Cup was the third edition of the SheBelieves Cup, an invitational women's football tournament held in the United States. Featuring national teams from Germany, England, France, and hosts United States, it began on March 1 and ended on March 7, 2018, broadly running in parallel with the 2018 Algarve Cup, 2018 Turkish Women’s Cup, and the 2018 Cyprus Women's Cup.The United States won the tournament.

2018 UEFA Women's Champions League Final

The 2018 UEFA Women's Champions League Final was the final match of the 2017–18 UEFA Women's Champions League, the 17th season of Europe's premier women's club football tournament organised by UEFA, and the ninth season since it was renamed from the UEFA Women's Cup to the UEFA Women's Champions League. It was played at the Valeriy Lobanovskyi Dynamo Stadium in Kiev, Ukraine, on 24 May 2018, between German side Wolfsburg and French side Lyon. This was the last time that a host city for the Women's Champions League final is automatically assigned by which city won the bid to host the men's Champions League final.

Lyon won the match 4–1 after extra time, following a scoreless opening 90 minutes; Wolfsburg's Pernille Harder opened the scoring in the 93rd minute, before goals from Amandine Henry, Eugénie Le Sommer, Ada Hegerberg and Camille Abily sealed the win for Lyon, their third UEFA Women's Champions League title in a row (the first team to do so) and their record fifth overall.

Amandine (given name)

Amandine is a feminine French given name, a diminutive for Amanda. Notable people with the name include:

Amandine Bourgeois (born 1979), French singer

Amandine Aurore Lucile Dupin (1804–1876), French novelist who wrote under the name "George Sand"

Amandine Gay (born 1984), French-African feminist, film maker, and actress

Amandine Henry (born 1989), French football player

Amandine Leynaud (born 1986), French handball goalkeeper

CNFE Clairefontaine

The Centre national de formation et d'entraînement de Clairefontaine (English: National Education and Training Center Clairefontaine), commonly referred to as CNFE Clairefontaine, is the national football centre that specializes in training French women's football players.

FCF Hénin-Beaumont

Football Club Féminin Hénin-Beaumont is a French women's football club based in Hénin-Beaumont. The club was founded on 12 May 1972 and currently play in the Division 1 Féminine having finished 7th in the 2009–10 season. In 2010, Hénin-Beaumont moved to the Stade Octave Birembaut, 3,000 capacity stadium in the commune, where the club will play its home matches for the 2010–11 season. Previously, the club played its matches at the Stade Raymonde Delabre.

Hénin-Beaumont is managed by Philippe Piette, a former football player, who had a professional career from 1973–1990. Piette had notable club stints at Valenciennes, Metz, and Nancy. Hénin-Beaumont is captained by former French youth international defender Gwendoline Rossi. Rossi has played at senior level for the club since she was 16 years old.

FIFA Women's World Cup awards

At the end of each FIFA Women's World Cup final tournament, several awards are presented to the players and teams which have distinguished themselves in various aspects of the game.

Football at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Women's tournament – Group G

Group G of the women's football tournament at the 2016 Summer Olympics was played from 3 to 9 August 2016, and included Colombia, France, New Zealand and United States. The top two teams advanced to the knockout stage, while the third-placed team will also advance if they are among the two best third-placed teams among all three groups.All times are BRT (UTC−3). For matches in Manaus, which is in AMT (UTC−4), local times are listed in parentheses.

France women's national football team

The French women's national football team (French: Équipe de France féminine de football, sometimes shortened as Féminin A) is directed by the French Football Federation (FFF). The team competes as a member of UEFA in various international football tournaments such as the FIFA Women's World Cup, UEFA Women's Euro, the Summer Olympics, and the Algarve Cup.

The France women's national team initially struggled on the international stage failing to qualify for three of the first FIFA Women's World Cups and the six straight UEFA European Championships before reaching the quarter-finals in the 1997 edition of the competition. However, since the beginning of the new millennium, France have become one of the most consistent teams in Europe, having qualified for their first-ever FIFA Women's World Cup in 2003 and reaching the quarter-finals in two of the three European Championships held since 2000. In 2011, France recorded a fourth-place finish at the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup; its best finish overall at the competition. In the following year, the team captured the 2012 Cyprus Cup and the fourth place at Women's Olympic Football Tournament.

Corinne Diacre has been the manager of the national team since 30 August 2017. The current captain of the national team is midfielder Amandine Henry.

Portland Thorns FC

The Portland Thorns FC is an American professional women's soccer team based in Portland, Oregon. Established in 2012, the team began play in 2013 in the then-eight-team National Women's Soccer League (NWSL), which receives support from the United States Soccer Federation (USSF), the Canadian Soccer Association (CSA), and formerly the Mexican Football Federation (FMF). The Portland franchise is owned by Peregrine Sports LLC, which also owns the Portland Timbers. The Thorns, the Houston Dash, the Orlando Pride, and the Utah Royals are other NWSL teams with Major League Soccer affiliations.

In its inaugural season, the Portland Thorns FC placed third during the regular season and, in the playoffs, won the first ever NWSL championship. The club won the NWSL Shield in 2016 and a second NWSL Championship in 2017.

UEFA Women's Euro 2017 Group C

Group C of UEFA Women's Euro 2017 contained Austria, France, Iceland and Switzerland. The matches were played from 18 to 26 July 2017.

UEFA Women's Player of the Year Award

The UEFA Women's Player of the Year Award (previously known as the UEFA Best Women's Player in Europe Award) is an association football award given to the female footballer that is considered the best player playing for a football club in Europe during the previous season. The award was announced in 2013, two years after the creation of the UEFA Best Player in Europe Award, the equivalent award for male footballers.Nadine Angerer, Lena Goeßling, and Lotta Schelin made the shortlist for the inaugural year, with Nadine Angerer being selected as the winner on 5 September 2013 during the round of 32 and 16 draws for the 2013–14 UEFA Women's Champions League.

Olympique Lyonnais Féminin – current squad
France squads


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