Carlos Adriano de Souza Cruz
|Full name||Carlos Adriano de Souza Cruz|
|Date of birth||September 28, 1987|
|Place of birth||Valença, Brazil|
|Height||1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|2010||→ Bahia (loan)||26||(15)|
|2011||→ Palmeiras (loan)||6||(0)|
|2013||→ Bahia (loan)||0||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of September 7, 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
Carlos Adriano de Souza Cruz, or simply, Adriano (born 28 September 1987 in Valença) is a Brazilian footballer who currently plays for South Korean side Daejeon Citizen. He plays as a striker. Sometimes, he is called by his nickname, "Adriano Michael Jackson".
8 June 2011, Adriano transferred to Chinese Super League side Dalian Shide on a four-year deal with a reported fee of 3.8 million US dollars. He made his Super League debut for Dalian on 14 June in a 2–0 home victory against Chengdu Blades, coming on as a substitute for Ahn Jung-Hwan in the second half. His first goal in China came on 7 August, which ensured Dalian secure a 1–1 draw against Liaoning Whowin. He managed to score 4 goals in 12 appearances in the 2011 league season.
On 26 June 2012, Adriano scored 5 goals in the third round of 2012 Chinese FA Cup as Dalian Shide beat League One club Yanbian Baekdu Tigers 8–0 at Jinzhou Stadium. He broke the Chinese FA Cup record for most goals scored in a match (the record was 4 goals in original, hold by Wang Tao in 1998 and Mark Williams in 1999).
In March 2014, Adriano joined South Korean second-tier side Daejeon Citizen.
- (Correct as of 31 September 2013[update])
- ogol.com (Portuguese)
- Profile at palmeiras.com.br (Portuguese)
- Carlos Adriano de Souza Cruz at kleague.com