Luiz Adriano

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This name uses Portuguese naming customs. The first or maternal family name is de Souza and the second or paternal family name is da Silva.
Luiz Adriano
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Adriano playing for Brazil in 2014
Personal information
Full name Luiz Adriano de Souza da Silva
Date of birth (1987-04-12) 12 April 1987 (age 28)
Place of birth Porto Alegre, Brazil
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)[1]
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Milan
Number 9
Youth career
2004–2005 Internacional
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2007 Internacional 32 (13)
2007–2015 Shakhtar Donetsk 162 (77)
2015– Milan 0 (0)
National team
2007 Brazil U20 11 (2)
2014– Brazil 4 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 June 2015.
† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 30 March 2015

Luiz Adriano de Souza da Silva[2] or simply Luiz Adriano (born 12 April 1987),[3] is a Brazilian footballer who plays for Italian club Milan as a striker.

Born in Porto Alegre, he began his career at hometown club Internacional before joining Shakhtar in 2007 for €3 million. He has since become an integral member of the Ukrainian club, becoming the all-time leading goalscorer for Shakhtar in October 2014 and receiving his first call-up to the Brazilian national team the same month.

Club career[edit]

Internacional[edit]

Adriano caught the eye of European clubs with his performances for Internacional in December 2006 at the FIFA Club World Cup. Adriano scored the deciding goal for Internacional in their 2–1 win over Al-Ahly during the semi-final round of the competition.[4] In the final against European champions Barcelona, Luiz Adriano came on as a late substitute and played a vital role in Adriano Gabiru's 82nd minute winner.[5]

Shakhtar Donetsk[edit]

Luiz Adriano was transferred from Internacional to Ukrainian side Shakhtar Donetsk on 2 March 2007, for a reported price of €3 million (R$8,128,830).[6][7] On 19 March 2007, he made his debut in the Ukrainian Premier League against city rivals Metalurh Donetsk, at the age of 19 years 11 months and 7 days.[8] It took almost a year for Adriano to score his first goal for the club, netting in the 94th minute of a 4−1 win over Metalist Kharkiv on 15 March 2008.[8]

On 28 August 2008, Adriano scored his first goal in Europe, netting his side's opening goal in their 3−1 second-leg victory over Dinamo Zagreb to secure a place in the group stage of the Champions League.[8][9] He scored the opening goal of the 2009 UEFA Cup Final which Shakhtar won 2–1 over Werder Bremen after extra time.[10]

On 16 February 2011, he scored the winning goal against A.S. Roma in a 3–2 away victory during the first leg of the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 and after being victorious across the two legs. On 7 May 2011, Adriano scored his 50th Shakhtar goal in a 2−0 league win over Metalurh.[8]

Luiz Adriano in action for Shakhtar in 2011

2012–13 season[edit]

On 10 July 2012, Luiz Adriano opened the score in the 2012 Ukrainian Super Cup against cup holders Metalurh Donetsk, to help Shakhtar claim the trophy after a 2–0 victory.[11] Luiz netted his first goal of the 2012–13 Premier League season in a 3–0 victory over Karpaty Lviv.[12] He scored the last goal in a 3–1 victory over Dynamo Kyiv on 2 September.[13] He scored the third goal in a 3–0 victory over Zorya Luhansk on 15 September, with an assist from Willian.[14]

On 20 November 2012, playing against Danish team FC Nordsjælland in the Champions League, Luiz Adriano scored a controversial 1–1 equalizer. After an injury to a Nordsjælland player led to a dropped-ball, Shakhtar player Willian attempted to return it to the Nordsjaelland goalkeeper but Luiz Adriano pounced on the pass, rounded the goalkeeper and finished into an empty net. This led to heavy protests from the Danish players and crowd.[15][16] UEFA opened a disciplinary case against Adriano, and banned him for one game for unsporting behaviour. Shakhtar released a statement backing the UEFA decision and stated that they were deeply disappointed by Adriano's actions.[17]

2013–14 season[edit]

Luiz Adriano made his season debut against Chornomorets Odessa in the Ukrainian Super Cup as Shakhtar won 3−1, but the striker failed to get on the scoresheet.[18] He opened his account for the season in Shakhtar's first Ukrainian Premier League fixture, scoring his side's second in the final minute of normal time in a 2−0 victory over Hoverla on 14 July 2013.[19] He scored once as Shakhtar defeated Real Sociedad 4−0 in their penultimate group match of the Champions League on 27 November 2013.[20] He scored the game's only goal in Shakhtar's next match, a league victory over Chornomorets.[21]

Adriano scored both of his side's goals in their 2−0 win over Dynamo Kyiv in the Ukrainian derby on 16 April 2014.[22] In their following Premier League match against city-rivals Metalurh Donetsk, Luiz Adriano scored the game-winning goal as Shakhtar came from a goal down to win 2−1.[23] On 11 May, Adrano scored twice as Shakhtar clicnhed their fifth consecutive league title with a 3−1 win over Zorya Luhansk.[24] In the final league match of the season on 18 May, Luiz Adriano scored both goals, as Shakhtar defeated Volyn Lutsk 2−0, to finish as the leading goal-scorer with 20 strikes.[25]

2014–15 season[edit]

On 30 September 2014, he put Shakhtar ahead 2−0 with less than five minutes to go against Porto but the Ukrainian champions relinquished the win as two goals in the final minutes from Jackson Martínez ensured a 2−2 draw.[26] On 17 October, Adriano scored in either half and provided an assist for Alex Teixeira as Shakhtar defeated Volyn Lutsk 6−2.[27]

On 21 October, playing against Belarusian team BATE Borisov in the Champions League, Luiz Adriano scored five goals, becoming the second player after Lionel Messi to score five goals in a Champions League match.[28] Adriano's hat-trick took eleven minutes, the third fastest ever in the competition, he scored three goals in a seven-minute span, the quickest ever, and his four first-half goals were a record for a player in the competition.[29] With his fourth and fifth goals of the match, he overcame Andriy Vorobey to become Shakhtar's all-time leading goalscorer with 117 goals.[29] With his five goals, Adriano also established himself as Shakhtar's all-time leading goalscorer in Europe with 29 goals.[8]

In Shakhtar's next Champions League match, hosting BATE on 5 November, Luiz Adriano scored another hat-trick, starting with a 58th-minute penalty, as his team won 5–0.[30]

In the 2014–15 UEFA Champions League Shakhtar Donetsk finished second in the group stage, therefore qualifying to the next stage. Adriano equalled Lionel Messi's record of five goals in a UEFA Champions League match, equalled Cristiano Ronaldo's record of scoring 9 goals in the group stage, and as a result UEFA named him MVP of the 2014–15 UEFA Champions League group stage.[31]

Milan[edit]

On 2 July 2015, Luiz Adriano signed for Milan on five-year deal for a transfer fee of €8 million.[32][33]

International career[edit]

Adriano playing for Brazil in a friendly vs Austria in 2014

In March 2013 Luiz Adriano indicated that he would be likely to accept a call-up for Ukraine national football team if asked. However, Luiz Adriano did not have Ukrainian passport when he was representing Brazil youth team, which made him ineligible to countries other than Brazil (or his ancestral countries).[34][35][36]

On 23 October 2014, Luiz Adriano was called up to the Brazil team for the first time in his career, for friendlies against Turkey and Austria in November.[37] He debuted on 12 November against Turkey, playing 73 minutes of a 4–0 win before being replaced by fellow debutant Roberto Firmino.[38]

Style of play[edit]

According to his former coach Mircea Lucescu "He is one of those players, who rarely gets injured. He is a powerful footballer; he plays great in the air. Despite the fact that he is not tall, Adriano plays as if his height is about two meters! He fights for the ball in the penalty area, with always looking for opportunities to net a goal. He is a proper striker."[39]

Personal life[edit]

Luiz Adriano's father worked as a security guard at a chemical plant, and his mother was a housewife. His parents are divorced. He has two brothers, Murillo, who is also a footballer, and Fabiano, and two sisters, Patricia and Caroline. His childhood idols include Romário and Ronaldo. He has four tattoos, one on his hand, one on his back, one on his arm and one on his neck.[40]

Club statistics[edit]

Adriano holding the Ukrainian Cup in 2011
As of 4 June 2013[41][42]
Club Season League Cup Continental Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Internacional 2006 13 1 - - 2 1 - - 10 2
2007 8 1 - - 1 0 - - 14 1
Total 21 2 - - 3 1 - - 24 3
Shakhtar 2006–07 5 0 1 0 - - - - 6 0
2007–08 13 4 5 1 1 0 - - 19 5
2008–09 12 4 3 1 14 4 - - 29 9
2009–10 23 11 1 0 12 6 - - 36 17
2010–11 21 10 5 4 10 4 1 2 37 20
2011–12 23 12 5 1 6 3 1 0 37 16
2012–13 19 7 5 4 7 3 1 1 32 15
2013–14 25 20 5 2 8 3 1 0 39 25
2014–15 21 9 4 3 7 9 1 0 33 21
Total 162 77 34 16 65 32 5 3 266 128
Milan 2015–16 - - - - - - - - - -
Total - - - - - - - - - -
Career Totals 183 79 34 16 68 33 5 3 290 131
  • Other - National Super Cup, Club World Cup

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Internacional
Shakhtar Donetsk[1]

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

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