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Slippery Fish is dinky-di Aussie!

Brisbane Roar striker Henrique has described getting his Australian citizenship tonight as "a dream come true".

The Slippery Fish made his Pledge of Commitment and was presented with his certificate of Australian Citizenship at a special ceremony at Brisbane's City Hall.

Henrique received the loudest roar of the night as he walked to the stage to be congratulated by Brisbane Lord Mayor, Councillor Graham Quirk.

"This means a lot for myself and family," said Henrique, a Brazilian who joined Brisbane Roar FC in 2009.

"Australia for us is now our second home. Brisbane is a perfect place for us to live.

"The culture suits us very well. The people here are very relaxed and they have all supported us so well. We feel so very privileged."

Brisbane Roar FC interim chief executive David Pourre expressed his good wishes to Henrique on behalf of the entire Roar family.

"This is a memorable day for Henrique and his family," Pourre said.

"Henrique has bought so much joy and culture to BRFC over the years.

"His commitment to the club and country is unwavering and we are very proud and honoured for Henrique to receive his Australian citizenship."

The 30-year-old Henrique has scored 31 goals in 112 games for the Roar.

He is currently recovering after a knee reconstruction earlier this year.

Roar secure second Spaniard



Brisbane Roar FC is set to add a second Spaniard to the club's Hyundai A-League squad with the expected arrival of midfielder Javier Hervas Salmoral on Thursday.

The 26-year-old played in La Liga with Sevilla FC, although more recently has played on loan in the Spanish second-tier competition with clubs including CE Sabadell, Hercules CF and Cordoba CF.

Hervas is scheduled to fly into Brisbane on Wednesday morning and will undergo a medical later in the day.

He is not expected to figure in the Roar's opening match of the Hyundai A-League 2015/16 season against Western Sydney Wanderers FC at Pirtek Stadium on Thursday night (7pm kick off Qld time).

Hervas' arrival comes just a week after the Roar announced the signing of another Spanish midfielder, Miguel Angel Garcia Perez-Roldan, known on the playing field as Corona, who played six seasons in La Liga with Almeria.

Brisbane Roar Head Coach John Aloisi told a Fans Football Forum that he had extensively reviewed the Roar squad with the aim of having at least two players competing for every position.

"I am very confident the players that we have will make us very competitive this season but I would like to keep one spot open for the January transfer window," Aloisi told the forum.

The Roar now has an extra visa position open wit
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