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)|
|2011||→ Palmeiras (loan)||6||(2)|
|2013||→ Bahia (loan)||0||(0)|
|2013||→ Atlético-GO (loan)||10||(6)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 29 November 2015.
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.
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.
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, hold by Wang Tao in 1998 and Mark Williams in 1999).
Brazil and China
- Correct as of 31 September 2013[update]
- Correct as of 19 August 2015[update]
- 2014 season, Adriano played at 2nd Division - K League Challenge
|Club||Season||K League Classic||KFA Cup||League Cup||Continental||Total|
- "Michael Jackson to play alongside John Lennon, Mahatma Gandhi". REUTERS. 13 August 2013.
- "아드리아노의 비밀, ‘스승 호마리우+비디오’" (in Korean). Footballist. 22 January 2015.
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- Carlos Adriano de Sousa Cruz profile at Soccerway
- Carlos Adriano de Sousa Cruz – K League stats at kleague.com