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
FC Seoul
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– FC Seoul 37 (21)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 September 2016.


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

K League[edit]

Correct as of 28 September 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 24 13 3 4 10 12 37 29
Seoul total 37 21 5 6 10 12 52 39
Career total 86 55 6 7 10 12 102 74

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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