Carlos Adriano de Sousa Cruz

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Adriano
Personal information
Full name Carlos Adriano de Sousa Cruz
Date of birth (1987-09-28) September 28, 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth Valença, Brazil
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
FC Seoul
Number 25
Youth career
2005-2007 Bahia
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2008 Ceará 32 (13)
2009–2010 America-RJ 0 (0)
2010 Bahia 26 (15)
2010–2011 Fluminense 0 (0)
2011 Palmeiras (loan) 6 (2)
2011–2013 Dalian Shide 34 (7)
2013 Bahia (loan) 0 (0)
2013 Atlético-GO (loan) 10 (6)
2014–2015 Daejeon Citizen 49 (34)
2015– FC Seoul 0 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of July 28, 2015.

† Appearances (Goals).

Carlos Adriano de Sousa Cruz, or simply, Adriano (born 28 September 1987 in Valença) is a Brazilian footballer who currently plays for South Korean side FC Seoul. He plays as a striker. Sometimes, He is called by his nickname, "Adriano Michael Jackson" which he earned for his eccentric goal celebration where he imitates the late American pop star's dance.[1]

Club career[edit]

He played many Brazilian sides - Ceará, America-RJ, Esporte Clube Bahia, Palmeiras. Espescilly, When he was in America-RJ, He played with his role model Romario. Romario came on during the 68th minute of the match between America and Artsul, replacing Adriano.[2]

In Palmeiras, He was a top scorer in 2011 Copa do Brasil

Dalian Shide[edit]

8 June 2011, Adriano transferred to Chinese Super League side Dalian Shide on a four-year deal with a reported fee of 3.8 million US dollars.[3] He made his Super League debut for Dalian on 14 June in a 2–0 home victory against Chengdu Blades, coming on as a substitute for Ahn Jung-Hwan in the second half.[4] His first goal in China came on 7 August, which ensured Dalian secure a 1–1 draw against Liaoning Whowin.[5] He managed to score 4 goals in 12 appearances in the 2011 league season.

On 26 June 2012, Adriano scored 5 goals in the third round of 2012 Chinese FA Cup as Dalian Shide beat League One club Yanbian Baekdu Tigers 8–0 at Jinzhou Stadium. He broke the Chinese FA Cup record for most goals scored in a match (the record was 4 goals in original, hold by Wang Tao in 1998 and Mark Williams in 1999).

Daejeon Citizen[edit]

On 13 March 2014, Adriano joined South Korean side Daejeon Citizen in K League Challenge.

FC Seoul[edit]

On 28 July 2015, Adriano joined South Korean side FC SEOUL in K League Classic.

Career statistics[edit]

Brazil and China[edit]

Correct as of 31 September 2013
Club Season League State Championship Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Bahia 2010 26 15 0 0 0 0 26 15
Palmeiras 2011 6 2 14 1 4 5 24 8
Dalian Shide 2011 12 4 0 0 0 0 12 4
2012 22 3 0 0 1 5 23 8
Bahia 2013 0 0 8 1 1 0 9 1
Atlético Goianiense 2013 10 6 0 0 0 0 10 6
Total 76 30 22 2 6 10 104 42

K League[edit]

Correct as of 23 July 215
Club Season K League Classic KFA Cup League Cup Continental Total
Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Apps Goals Assists
Daejeon Citizen 2014 32 27 4 0 0 0 - - - N/A N/A 32 27 4
2015 17 7 1 1 1 0 - - - N/A N/A 18 8 1
Daejeon
Total
49 34 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 50 35 1
FC Seoul 2015 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - - N/A N/A 0 0 0
Seoul
Total
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career Total 49 34 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 50 35 1

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Daejeon Citizen

Individual[edit]

Palmeiras
Daejeon Citizen

References[edit]

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