Adriano Chuva

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Adriano Chuva
Personal information
Full name Adriano Neves Pereira
Date of birth (1979-05-24) 24 May 1979 (age 35)
Place of birth Capão da Canoa, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Atlético Sorocaba
Youth career
1997–1998 Juventude
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–1999 Juventude 7 (5)
1999–2000 Mineiro 1 (0)
2000–2001 Juventude 20 (5)
2001–2002 Cruzeiro 15 (3)
2002 Paraná 9 (9)
2003 Grêmio 31 (24)
2003–2004 Sport 19 (4)
2004–2005 Palmeiras 5 (0)
2005 Sport 19 (1)
2005–2006 Al-Nassr 15 (10)
2006–2007 Daejeon Citizen 24 (5)
2007 Náutico 18 (12)
2007 Fortaleza 11 (16)
2007–2008 Daejeon Citizen 14 (8)
2008–2011 Chunnam Dragons 61 (25)
2011 Pohang Steelers 12 (4)
2012 Gwangju FC 3 (1)
2013 Avaí 0 (0)
2013– Atlético Sorocaba 0 (0)
Total 294 (143)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 June 2012.
† Appearances (Goals).

Adriano Neves Pereira (born 24 May 1979 in Capão da Canoa, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil), commonly known as Adriano Chuva, is a Brazilian footballer who currently plays for Atlético Sorocaba, primarily as a striker.

A tall, powerful forward, he is known for his pace, tactical awareness, speed, dribbling and accurate shooting.

Chuva is perhaps best described as a journeyman, namely because he has turned out for over twelve different clubs since he started his professional career with Juventude in 1997. However, despite his inability to settle, he has nevertheless proved himself to be a prolific goal-scorer wherever he has happened to play.

Born Adriano Neves Pereira he was given his nickname, Chuva, at a young age by his mother Simone in deference to a family friend of the same name whom she thought Adriano resembled.

Honours[edit]

Farewell, CHUVA, forever known as "The Beast"

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Awards
Preceded by
Portugal Ricardo
K-League Top Assistor
2006
Succeeded by
Brazil Tavares