Basso playing for Hull City in 2011
|Full name||Adriano Basso|
|Date of birth||18 April 1975|
|Place of birth||Jundiaí, Brazil|
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Hartlepool United (goalkeeper coach)|
|2016–2017||FC United of Manchester||8||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:57, 28 March 2017 (UTC).
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. He had an unsuccessful three-month trial with Arsenal before joining non-league sides St Albans City and Woking.
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. 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.
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. Despite rumours of moves to other clubs in the close season, 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. On 5 March 2010, his contract was terminated, ending his five-year stay at the club.
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. 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. He made his debut on 9 August 2011 at the KC Stadium in a 0–2 defeat by Macclesfield Town in the League Cup. He made his league debut on 20 August 2011 at the KC Stadium in a 0–1 defeat by Crystal Palace. 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, but eventually he went on to sign for Truro City in August.
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