Adriano Basso

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Adriano Basso
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Basso playing for Hull City in 2011
Personal information
Full name Adriano Basso[1]
Date of birth (1975-04-18) 18 April 1975 (age 42)
Place of birth Jundiaí, Brazil
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Hartlepool United (goalkeeper coach)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2002 Ponte Preta 63 (0)
2002–2003 Atlético Paranaense 13 (0)
2004–2005 Woking 25 (0)
2005–2010 Bristol City 165 (0)
2011 Wolverhampton Wanderers 0 (0)
2011–2012 Hull City 13 (0)
Corinthians USA
2016 Truro City 8 (0)
2016–2017 FC United of Manchester 8 (0)
2017 Hartlepool United 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:57, 28 March 2017 (UTC).

Adriano Basso (born 18 April 1975) is a Brazilian footballer who plays as a goalkeeper. He currently is a goalkeeper coach at Hartlepool United.

Basso began his playing career in his native Brazil before entering English league football with Bristol City for whom he remained for five years. After being released in 2010, he signed a short-term deal with Wolverhampton Wanderers the following year and then spent his last season at Hull City.


Basso previously played for Ponte Preta and Atlético Paranaense in his homeland before moving to England.[2] He had an unsuccessful three-month trial with Arsenal before joining non-league sides St Albans City and Woking.[3]

He eventually signed for League One side Bristol City shortly after the 2005–06 campaign had begun, making his first team debut against Swindon Town on 11 November 2005.[4] He quickly established himself as the club's first choice goalkeeper and was part of the team that won promotion to the Championship in the following season, also being crowned BBC West's Footballer of the Year.[5]

The 2007–08 season saw Basso came within one game of reaching the Premier League, but the Robins lost the Championship Play-off Final to Hull City.

He remained the club's number one for the following campaign that saw a mid-table finish, but in July 2009 it was reported that he had rejected a new contract and subsequently handed in a transfer request.[6] Despite rumours of moves to other clubs in the close season,[7] Basso remained at the club for the majority of the 2009–10 season, but made only four appearances, as relations soured between him and the club.[8][9] On 5 March 2010, his contract was terminated, ending his five-year stay at the club.[10]

Basso remained a free agent until 31 January 2011, when he joined Premier League side Wolverhampton Wanderers on a short-term contract until the end of the season, after having trained with the club for two weeks.[11] Following the end of his contract at Wolves, Basso was a free agent for a short while before moving to Hull City on a one-year contract, with the option of a second in the club's favour, after a successful trial.[12] He made his debut on 9 August 2011 at the KC Stadium in a 0–2 defeat by Macclesfield Town in the League Cup.[13] He made his league debut on 20 August 2011 at the KC Stadium in a 0–1 defeat by Crystal Palace.[14] He played for F.C. United of Manchester in the second half of their pre-season friendly versus Hereford F.C. at Broadhurst Park on Saturday 23 July 2016,[15] but eventually he went on to sign for Truro City in August.[16]

In December 2016, having been released by Truro City, Basso joined F.C. United of Manchester. He left the club in March 2017 to join Hartlepool United as a goalkeeper coach.[17][18]

Personal life[edit]

Basso is a devout Christian.[19]


  1. ^ Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2009). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2009–10. Mainstream Publishing. p. 37. ISBN 978-1-84596-474-0. 
  2. ^ "Adriano Basso". Playerhistory. Retrieved 6 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Championship Play-off Final preview: Bristol City vs Hull". The Mirror. 23 May 2008. 
  4. ^ "Swindon 2–1 Bristol City". BBC Sport. 11 November 2005. 
  5. ^ "City boss Johnson lands top award". BBC Sport. 3 December 2007. 
  6. ^ "Adriano submits transfer request". Bristol City. 21 July 2009. 
  7. ^ "Lansdown: Basso Situation Unchanged". Sporting Life. Media Group Ltd. 15 October 2009. 
  8. ^ "Basso not in our plans – Johnson". BBC Sport. 3 August 2009. 
  9. ^ "Bristol City banish keeper Basso". BBC Sport. 30 November 2009. 
  10. ^ "Bristol City terminate contract of keeper Adriano Basso". BBC Sport. 5 March 2010. 
  11. ^ "Bristol City sign Wolves striker Andy Keogh on loan". BBC Sport. 31 January 2011. 
  12. ^ Wilson, Matt (23 July 2011). "Pearson confirms Basso signing". Vital Hull. Archived from the original on 25 July 2011. Retrieved 24 July 2011. 
  13. ^ "Hull 0 – 2 Macclesfield". BBC Sport. BBC. 9 August 2011. Retrieved 9 August 2011. 
  14. ^ "Hull 0 – 1 Crystal Palace". BBC Sport. BBC. 20 August 2011. Retrieved 20 August 2011. 
  15. ^ "F.C. United 1-0 Hereford". F.C. United. F.C. United. 24 July 2016. Retrieved 24 July 2016. 
  16. ^ "Truro makes late double signing". Pitch Hero Non League. 6 August 2016. Retrieved 8 August 2016. 
  17. ^ "FC United of Manchester - PLAYER NEWS: Basso leaves, Adeolye joins and Krou returns.". FC United of Manchester. 
  18. ^
  19. ^ "'Hand of God' helps City stay top". BBC Sport. 12 March 2008. 

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