Carlos Adriano de Sousa Cruz
|Full name||Carlos Adriano de Sousa Cruz|
|Date of birth||September 28, 1987|
|Place of birth||Valença, Brazil|
|Height||1.71 m (5 ft 7 1⁄2 in)|
|Shijiazhuang Ever Bright|
|2011||→ Palmeiras (loan)||6||(2)|
|2013||→ Bahia (loan)||0||(0)|
|2013||→ Atlético Goianiense (loan)||10||(0)|
|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.
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.
In Palmeiras, he was a top scorer in 2011 Copa do Brasil.
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. 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. His first goal in China came on 7 August, which ensured Dalian secure a 1–1 draw against Liaoning Whowin. 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, held by Wang Tao in 1998 and Mark Williams in 1999).
Adriano scored 35 goals in all competitions in the 2016 season, setting a new record in South Korean football history.
Shijiazhuang Ever Bright
Brazil and China
- Correct as of 31 September 2013.[update]
- Correct as of 3 December 2016.[update]
|Club||Season||K League Classic||KFA Cup||Continental||Total|
Note: 2014 season was the second division, K League Challenge.
- K League Classic Best XI: 2015, 2016
- AFC Champions League Top Scorer: 2016
- Korean FA Cup Top Scorer: 2016
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- "FC Seoul lose Brazilian striker to Chinese club". english.yonhapnews.co.kr. 16 January 2017. Retrieved 16 January 2017.