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Adriano (footballer, born 1982)

Adriano Leite Ribeiro (born 17 February 1982), commonly known as simply Adriano, is a Brazilian professional footballer currently playing for Miami United. A talented and powerful striker, Adriano's career has however been marked by inconsistency. His main titles are four Scudetti for Internazionale, a Brasileirão for Flamengo and a FIFA Confederations Cup and Copa América for Brazil. During his time in Italy, he earned the nickname L'Imperatore (the Emperor).


Adriano is the form of the Latin given nameHadrianus commonly used in the Italian, Spanish and Portuguese languages, the form Adrian is used in the English language. Notable people with the name include:

  • Adriano Banchieri, Italian composer, music theorist, organist and poet
  • Adriano Bernareggi, Italian Catholic bishop
  • Adriano Castellesi, Italian cardinal and writer
  • Adriano Celentano, Italian entertainer
  • Adriano Correia de Oliveira, Portuguese singer and composer
  • Adriano Espaillat, Dominican-American politician
  • Adriano Galliani, Italian entrepreneur
  • Adriano Garrido, Brazilian beach volleyball player
  • Adriano Olivetti, Italian entrepreneur
  • Adriano Panatta, Italian former professional tennis player
  • Adriano Rigoglioso, English footballer
  • Adriano Sofri, Italian politician and journalist
  • Adriano Visconti, Italian air force major
  • Adrian Willaert, Flemish composer, who in sources was sometimes referred to simply as "Adriano".
Adriano (footballer, born 1984)

Adriano Correia Claro (born 26 October 1984), known simply as Adriano, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays for Turkish club Beşiktaş JK. One of few players in professional football who are genuinely ambidextrous, he is capable of playing as a defender or midfielder, on both sides of the pitch.

After starting his career with Coritiba, he moved to Spain in 2005, going on to spend several seasons in La Liga with Sevilla and Barcelona and win several major titles with both clubs, including the treble with the latter in 2015.

A Brazilian international for ten years, Adriano represented his country in two Copa América tournaments, winning the 2004 edition.