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 29)
Place of birth Valença, Brazil
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Shijiazhuang Ever Bright
Number 11
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 Goianiense (loan) 10 (0)
2014–2015 Daejeon Citizen 49 (34)
2015–2016 FC Seoul 43 (25)
2017– Shijiazhuang Ever Bright 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 December 2016.

Carlos Adriano de Sousa Cruz, or simply Adriano (born 28 September 1987 in Valença), is a Brazilian footballer who currently plays for Chinese side Shijiazhuang Ever Bright F.C.. 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 for many Brazilian sides; Ceará, America-RJ, Esporte Clube Bahia, and Palmeiras. Espescilly, when he was in America-RJ, he played with his role model Romário. Romário 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]

On 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.[6] He broke the Chinese FA Cup record for most goals scored in a match (the record was 4 goals in original, held 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.

Adriano scored 35 goals in all competitions in the 2016 season, setting a new record in South Korean football history.[7]

Shijiazhuang Ever Bright[edit]

On 16 January 2017, Shijiazhuang Ever Bright announced that they have signed Adriano.[8]

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 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
Total 76 24 22 2 6 10 104 36

K League[edit]

Correct as of 3 December 2016.
Club Season K League Classic KFA Cup Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Daejeon Citizen 2014 32 27 0 0 32 27
2015 17 7 1 1 18 8
Daejeon total 49 34 1 1 0 0 50 35
FC Seoul 2015 13 8 2 2 15 10
2016 30 17 6 5 11 13 47 35
Seoul total 43 25 8 7 11 13 62 45
Career total 92 59 9 8 11 13 112 80

Note: 2014 season was the second division, K League Challenge.

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Daejeon Citizen
FC Seoul

Individual[edit]

Palmeiras
Daejeon Citizen
FC Seoul

References[edit]

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