Adriano Moreira (footballer)
|Full name||Adriano José Viana Moreira|
|Date of birth||30 January 1983|
|Place of birth||Póvoa de Varzim, Portugal|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Adriano was born in Póvoa de Varzim. After graduating from hometown Varzim SC's youth ranks, he started his senior career in amateur football, moving straight to the Primeira Liga two years after as he signed with Rio Ave FC.
However, Adriano's stay at Vila do Conde was not a happy one, has he only appeared in three league matches– nine overall – during three-and-a-half seasons (the last two spent in the second division), playing second-fiddle to Spaniard Miguel Mora.
In January 2008, Adriano was purchased by Romanian club CS Pandurii Târgu Jiu but, unsettled, returned to his country and joined C.F. União (third level). The following summer he stayed in that tier, moving to C.A. Valdevez.
- "U. Leiria-Rio Ave, 0–3: Adeus à Intertoto por culpa própria" [U. Leiria-Rio Ave, 0–3: Farewell to the Intertoto because of own mistakes]. Record (in Portuguese). 23 May 2005. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
- "U. Leiria-Rio Ave, 5–2 (Alhandra 26, Bruno Mendes 54 n.p.b., Paulo César 74, Cadu 82, Hugo Costa 90; Gaúcho 57, Fábio Coentrão 79)" [U. Leiria-Rio Ave, 5–2 (Alhandra 26, Bruno Mendes 54 o.g., Paulo César 74, Cadu 82, Hugo Costa 90; Gaúcho 57, Fábio Coentrão 79)]. Record (in Portuguese). 7 May 2006. Retrieved 2 January 2018.