Adi Rocha

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Adi Rocha
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Personal information
Full name Adi Rocha Sobrinho Filho
Date of birth (1985-12-15) 15 December 1985 (age 28)
Place of birth Riachão, Maranhão, Brazil
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
VMFD Žalgiris Vilnius
Number 18
Youth career
1995–2006 Inter de Limeira
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007 Nacional Atlético Clube 19 (2)
2007–2008 LASK Linz 19 (2)
2008–2009 Austria Kärnten 16 (10)
2009–2011 Energie Cottbus 1 (0)
2012 Concordia Chiajna 15 (8)
2012–2013 Steaua București 16 (9)
2013–2014 Gamba Osaka 13 (9)
2014– VMFD Žalgiris Vilnius 2 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 27 November 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).

Adi Rocha Sobrinho Filho (born 15 December 1985 in Riachão, Maranhão), commonly known as Adi Rocha or simply Adi, is a Brazilian footballer. He plays as a striker and is known for being an excellent target man.

Club career[edit]

Energie Cottbus[edit]

He transferred to Energie Cottbus from Austria Kärnten in the 2009 winter transfer window after scoring 10 goals in 17 games.[1] Adi was not able to play anymore in the German Bundesliga due to a severe injury (persistent cartilage damage) after he was injured in his first match. After being sidelined for two years, his contract was terminated at the end of the 2010–11 season.[2]

Concordia Chiajna[edit]

He went to Liga I side Concordia Chiajna to restart his career.[3] Not being held back by knee problems, he had a great spell at Chiajna, scoring eight goals from 15 games,[4] to help his team avoid relegation to Liga II.

Steaua București[edit]

In May 2012, he was brought to Steaua București by his former Concordia Chiajna manager Laurențiu Reghecampf.[5] On 23 July, Adi made his first appearance for Steaua in a game against his former team Concordia Chiajna which ended in a 1–0 victory for the Bucharest team.[6] He scored his first goal a week later against Astra Ploiești in a dramatic game that ended with the 4–3 victory of his team.[7] On 30 August, he scored two goals against Ekranas in the Europa League play-off, to secure Steaua their presence in the group stages.[8]

Žalgiris Vilnius[edit]

In July 2014, he signed with Žalgiris Vilnius.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

(Correct as of 28 May 2013)

Club Season League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Nacional Atlético Clube
2007 19 2 0 0 0 0 19 2
Total 19 2 0 0 0 0 19 2
LASK Linz
2007–08 19 2 0 0 0 0 19 2
Total 19 2 0 0 0 0 19 2
Austria Kärnten
2008–09 16 10 1 0 0 0 17 10
Total 16 10 1 0 0 0 17 10
Energie Cottbus
2008–09 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2009–10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010–11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Concordia Chiajna
2011–12 15 8 0 0 0 0 15 8
Total 15 8 0 0 0 0 15 8
Steaua București
2012–13 16 9 1 0 10 3 27 12
Total 16 9 1 0 10 3 27 12
Career total 86 31 2 0 10 3 99 34

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Adi verstärkt Energie-Offensive" (in German). Energie Cottbus. 22 December 2008. Retrieved 22 December 2008. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Energie Cottbus trennt sich von zwei Stürmern" (in German). Financial Times Deutschland. 20 December 2011. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "Adi Rocha, primul interviu la Steaua: "Este cea mai bună echipă din România şi sunt foarte fericit să mă aflu aici"" (in Romanian). ProSport. 20 June 2012. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "Primul transfer al Stelei: atacantul Adi Rocha, de la Concordia Chiajna" (in Romanian). stiri.tvr.ro. 21 May 2012. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "Reghe bifează primul transfer al verii » Rocha e al Stelei!" (in Romanian). Gazeta Sporturilor. 21 May 2012. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 
  6. ^ "FOTO&VIDEO Salvat de Rusescu » Reghecampf a debutat cu victorie în Ghencea, Steaua - Chiajna 1-0" (in Romanian). Gazeta Sporturilor. 23 July 2012. Retrieved 30 August 2012. 
  7. ^ "Astra Giurgiu vs. Steaua Bucureşti 3 - 4". Soccerway. 28 July 2012. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 
  8. ^ "FOTO Steaua - Ekranas 3-0 » Roş-albaştrii s-au calificat în grupele EL!" (in Romanian). Gazeta Sporturilor. 30 August 2012. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 

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