Adaílton Martins Bolzan
|Full name||Adaílton Martins Bolzan|
|Date of birth||24 January 1977|
|Place of birth||Santiago, Brazil|
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|1998–1999||→ PSG (loan)||19||(2)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 May 2012.
- For another Brazilian footballers named Adaílton , see Adaílton José dos Santos Filho and Adaílton da Silva Santos.
Adaílton holds Italian nationality, thus he was not restricted by labour law for non-European Union citizen.
In 1997, he joined Parma but failed to impress and as the club already had Enrico Chiesa and Hernán Crespo, it was rumored that he would leave in January 1998, after having then played only three times in Serie A, including his debut on 21 September 1997 against Piacenza Calcio when he was substituted for Crespo in the 74th minute. He started his first game on 9 November and scored the opening goal in a 2–0 win against Empoli. Following the win he did not start again until the 1 February 1998 when he appeared against Bari. He started twice more in nine more league appearances following the transfer of Faustino Asprilla to the Gialloblu.
In the next season he left for Paris Saint Germain before returning in the summer of 1999 to join Serie A newcomer Hellas Verona in a co-ownership deal and was closely followed at the club by the arrival of Robert Špehar. Under Cesare Prandelli, he started to play more regularly.
Verona acquired the full rights to the player in June 2004.
In the summer of 2006, Adaílton joined Serie B side Genoa along with Giuseppe Sculli, Luciano Figueroa and Ilyos Zeytulayev as part of the club's push for promotion. In January 2007 the club also signed Marco Di Vaio, Julio César de León and Mirco Gasparetto. Adaílton was paired with Di Vaio as the club's strike force in January, and helped Genoa to finish third and promotion to Serie A. For the following season Genoa signed Marco Borriello and Adaílton was sold to Serie B side Bologna on 31 August 2007. where he won promotion to Serie A again.
For the 2008–09 season, Bologna signed Di Vaio, and paired him with Adaílton again, with Di Vaio ending the season as the team's top scorer and helping the club avoid relegation to Serie B.
On 3 August 2010, Adaílton signed a two-year contract with Liga I club FC Vaslui. He made his competitive debut for Vaslui on 14 August, in a 2-1 home win against FC Braşov. On 13 September, he scored his first Vaslui goals, netting twice in the emphatic 4-0 home league win over Oţelul Galaţi. On 25 September, he scored his first three-points goal, netting the winning goal against Gloria Bistriţa. On 15 October, Adaílton scored two more goals, in a 5-3 home victory over CFR Cluj Adaílton had worn the number 14 during the first half of the season, but switched during the winter break to the number 10 shirt. On 7 March 2011, he scored his sixth league goal for Vaslui, in a 2-0 home victory against Universitatea Cluj. On 19 March, he scored the equalizer from a 16-yard free kick, in a 1-1 draw against Steaua Bucureşti. The next round, he repeated the performance, in a 2-0 home victory against Unirea Urziceni, scoring from a 20-yard free kick. At the end of the season, the 11 goals scored and the 11 assists provided for his team mates were enough for Adaílton to be awarded the Vaslui Player of the Year award.
Starting the 2011-12 season, due to the major squad problems, Adaílton began playing as a right winger. His new role helped him to provide three assists for his team mates in the 3-0 victory against Concordia Chiajna. However, one day later Viorel Hizo announced that Adaílton will not play in the UEFA Europa League play-off against Sparta Prague, due to an injury suffered with Concordia. On 11 September, he provided two more assists in the 3-1 home league win against Dinamo Bucureşti. Four days later, he assisted Wesley's equalizer in the first match from the group stages of UEFA Europa League against Lazio. The game ended a 2-2 draw. On 3 October, he scored twice against CS Mioveni, ending a twelve Liga I matches goalless strike. Following Gabriel Cânu's long-term injury, and Wesley's red card received for hitting an opponent, Adaílton became captain for the Europa League matches. On 22 December, Adaílton finished second on the vote for Gazeta Sporturilor's Liga I Foreign Footballer of the Year Award, behind teammate Wesley.
On 16 June 2012, Adaílton decided to retire from professional football, in order to be with his family. He announced that he might return to Vaslui, not as a football player but as a member from the technical staff.
Statistics accurate as of match played 20 May 2012
|Club performance||League||Cup||League Cup||Continental||Total|
|Brazil||League||Copa do Brasil||State League||South America||Total|
|Italy||League||Coppa Italia||League Cup||Europe||Total|
|France||League||Coupe de France||Coupe de la Ligue||Europe||Total|
|Italy||League||Coppa Italia||League Cup||Europe||Total|
|Romania||League||Cupa României||League Cup||Europe||Total|
1Include 2 matches at Serie A playoff for relegation
Adaílton was the top goalscorer and winner of the Golden Shoe at the 1997 FIFA World Youth Championship
- FC Vaslui
- Fabio Monti (16 January 1998). "Il Parma cambia tutto. Va via anche Adailton". Corriere della Sera (in Italian). Retrieved 8 April 2010.
- Germano Mosconi (1 August 1999). "Adailton Spehar, il Verona va". La Gazzetta dello Sport (in Italian). Retrieved 8 April 2010.
- "CALCIOMERCATO:MATTIA CASSANI E CRISTIAN AGNELLI IN GIALLOBLU' ANCHE NEL 2004/2005". Hellas Verona FC (in Italian). 23 June 2004. Retrieved 8 April 2010.
- "Il Bologna ufficializza l'acquisto di Adailton". Genoa CFC (in Italian). 31 August 2007. Retrieved 8 April 2010.
- "Adailton a semnat cu FC Vaslui" (in Romanian). ProSport. 3 August 2010.
- "Pouga i-a salvat!" (in Romanian). ProSport. 14 August 2010.
- "Victoria lui Lopez Caro" (in Romanian). ProSport. 13 September 2010.
- "Salvati de Adailton" (in Romanian). ProSport. 25 September 2010.
- "Thriller in Moldova" (in Romanian). ProSport. 15 October 2010.
- "Ramane modest" (in Romanian). Obiectivul de Vaslui. 10 February 2011.
- "Provincia la putere" (in Romanian). ProSport. 7 March 2011.
- "Punctul lui Adailton" (in Romanian). FC Vaslui. 22 March 2011.
- "Dans pe sarma" (in Romanian). ProSport. 1 April 2011.
- "Meseriasul" (in Romanian). Vremea Noua. 26 May 2011.
- "Adailton reprofilat" (in Romanian). Vremea Noua. 3 July 2011.
- "S-au trezit fotbalistii" (in Romanian). Vremea Noua. 15 August 2011.
- "Vasluiul l-a pierdut si pe Adailton" (in Romanian). Onlinesport. 16 August 2011.
- "Samba-killeri" (in Romanian). ProSport. 11 September 2011.
- "Roma, orasul minunilor" (in Romanian). ProSport. 15 September 2011.
- "Legea braziliana" (in Romanian). ProSport. 3 October 2011.
- "Zmeii zmeilor" (in Romanian). Gazeta Sporturilor. 3 November 2011.
- "Podium latin in ancheta GSP" (in Romanian). Gazeta Sporturilor. 22 December 2011.
- "Ada se retrage" (in Romanian). Vremea Noua. 18 June 2012.
- Adaílton French league stats at LFP.fr (French)
- Adaílton Martins Bolzan profile at Soccerway
- Player profile on Sambafoot
- Player profile on Futpedia
- Adaílton Martins Bolzan at cbf.com.br (Portuguese)
- Adaílton Martins Bolzan – FIFA competition record