Carlos Adriano de Souza Cruz

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Adriano
Personal information
Full name Carlos Adriano de Souza Cruz
Date of birth (1987-09-28) September 28, 1987 (age 26)
Place of birth Valença, Brazil
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Daejeon Citizen
Youth career
2005-2006 Bahia
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2008 Ceará 32 (13)
2009–2010 America-RJ 0 (0)
2010–2011 Fluminense 0 (0)
2010 Bahia (loan) 26 (15)
2011 Palmeiras (loan) 6 (0)
2011–2013 Dalian Shide 34 (7)
2013 Bahia (loan) 0 (0)
2013 Atlético-GO 10 (0)
2014– Daejeon Citizen 23 (22)
* 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".

Career[edit]

Dalian Shide[edit]

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.[1] 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.[2] His first goal in China came on 7 August, which ensured Dalian secure a 1–1 draw against Liaoning Whowin.[3] 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.

Career statistics[edit]

(Correct as of 31 September 2013)
Club Season League State Championship Cup Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Bahia 2010 26 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 26 15
Palmeiras 2011 6 0 14 1 4 5 0 0 24 6
Dalian Shide 2011 12 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 4
2012 22 3 0 0 1 5 0 0 23 8
Bahia 2013 0 0 8 1 1 0 0 0 9 1
Atlético Goianiense 2013 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
Total 76 22 22 2 6 10 0 0 104 34

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