Adriano Vieira Louzada

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Full name Adriano Vieira Louzada
Date of birth (1979-01-03) 3 January 1979 (age 38)
Place of birth Rio Branco, Brazil
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–1997 Juventus-AC
1998–1999 Portuguesa 5 (0)
2000 Palmeiras 12 (2)
2001 Vitória 17 (3)
2002 Palmeiras 0 (0)
2002–2005 Nacional 89 (43)
2005 Cruzeiro 11 (2)
2006–2009 Porto 49 (19)
2009–2010 Braga 7 (0)
2010 Sport 4 (0)
2011 Santo André 0 (0)
2011–2012 Oliveirense 26 (10)
2013 Grêmio Barueri 7 (2)
2014–2015 Rio Branco-AC 13 (7)
2015 Galvez 5 (0)
2016 Atlético Acreano 1 (1)
2016 Rio Branco-AC 6 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 April 2017.

Adriano Vieira Louzada (born 3 January 1979), known simply as Adriano, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a striker.

He spent most of his professional career in Portugal, amassing Primeira Liga totals of 145 games and 62 goals over the course of seven seasons in representation of Nacional, Porto and Braga and winning five major titles with the second.

Football career[edit]

Adriano was born in Rio Branco, Acre. He started playing in 1998 for Associação Portuguesa de Desportos then went on to represent, in his country, Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras.

Switching to Portugal in 2002, Adriano began playing with Madeira's C.D. Nacional. After a quick return stint in Brazil with Cruzeiro Esporte Clube he joined FC Porto in January 2006, and gradually made his way into the starting eleven, helping the northern club conquer the Primeira Liga championship and also scoring the winning goal in that year's Portuguese Cup final.

After Lisandro López's conversion into the striker position, Adriano lost his starting job, but was often brought in from the bench. In August 2008 he was due for a transfer to fellow league side C.F. Os Belenenses; however, he refused, choosing to stay at Porto and fight for a place, but did not appear in a single competitive game throughout the 2008–09 season.

In late August 2009, with his chances to play for Porto virtually none, Adriano arranged for a release from his contract, and soon moved to S.C. Braga. He appeared rarely for the second-placed team, being released in June 2010 and returning to his country, where he all but competed in the lower leagues and amateur football (with the exception of one year back in Europe with U.D. Oliveirense).[1]




  1. ^ Elenco do Atlético-AC se apresenta com Gessé, Adriano Louzada e Polaco (Atlético-AC roster presented with Gessé, Adriano Louzada and Polaco); Globo Esporte, 4 January 2016 (in Portuguese)
  2. ^ "Supertaça: FC Porto-V. Setúbal, 3–0 (ficha)" [Supercup: FC Porto-V. Setúbal, 3–0 (report)] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. 19 August 2006. Retrieved 4 May 2017. 

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