Adriano Faria Pimenta (born 14 November 1982 in Goiânia) is a Brazilian footballer who currently plays for Rio Branco.

Adriano
Personal information
Full name Adriano Faria Pimenta
Date of birth (1982-11-14) 14 November 1982 (age 37)
Place of birth Goiânia, Brazil
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 6 12 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Rio Branco
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2005 Guarani FC
2001Nagoya Grampus Eight (loan) 1 (0)
2005–2007 FC Thun 47 (3)
2007Yokohama FC (loan) 3 (0)
2008 Bragantino
2008 Waitakere United 0 (0)
2009 Blooming 24 (1)
2009–2010 Sport Recife 24 (2)
2010Grêmio Prudente (loan) 19 (2)
2011 Fortaleza 9 (2)
2011 Sport Recife 3 (0)
2011–2012 Atlético Goianiense 23 (0)
2014–2015 Paranavaí ? (?)
2018– Rio Branco 11 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 March 2018

Club careerEdit

The offensively-minded midfielder started his career in the youth squad of Guarani FC. Before the 2000/01 season Adriano transferred to the Japanese club Nagoya Grampus Eight. After one season in Japan he returned to Guarani FC, but continued to play only a substitute role. He therefore transferred before the 2005/06 season to the Swiss Super League club FC Thun and signed a contract through June 2008. In Thun he immediately established himself in the starting squad and became a regular for the club. He plays in the role of midfield play maker.

During the away leg of the qualifying match for the 2005/06 Champions League group stage against Malmö FF Adriano scored the deciding goal in Thun's 1:0 win. He played in all 6 group stage matches for Thun and scored in the home match against Ajax Amsterdam to make the score 2:2 at the time. After the conclusion of the group stage FC Thun was in 3rd place and qualified to play in the UEFA Cup first knock-out stage. Adriano played in both matches against German club Hamburger SV and scored the winning goal in the 1:0 home win for Thun. Due to the 0:2 loss in the away leg FC Thun was knocked out of the competition at this stage. On 15 January 2007, he moved to Japan again to play for J1 League division 1 side Yokohama FC.

In January 2008, he returned to Swiss side Thun, but in February 2008, he left for Bragantino.

In October 2008, Adriano signed with 2007–08 New Zealand football champions Waitakere United.[1]

In January 2009, he arrived in Bolivia and signed a one-year contract with club Blooming.[2] On August 2009 Pimenta reached a mutual agreement with Blooming and the contract was terminated, then he returned to Brazil and joined first division club Sport Recife at the time.[3] The following year Pimenta was loaned to Grêmio Prudente, and not long after he moved to Fortaleza.

Club statisticsEdit

Club performance League Cup League Cup Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Japan League Emperor's Cup J.League Cup Total
2001 Nagoya Grampus Eight J1 League 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0
2007 Yokohama FC J1 League 3 0 0 0 4 2 7 2
Total 4 0 0 0 5 2 9 2

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Waitakere United signs Brazilian ace". Fijilive.com. 30 October 2008. Archived from the original on 15 December 2008. Retrieved 30 October 2008.
  2. ^ Fabricio y Adriano llegaron para Blooming Archived 12 January 2009 at the Wayback Machine facetasdeportivastv.com (in Spanish)
  3. ^ “Vamos sair dessa”, acredita o meia Adriano Pimenta[permanent dead link] meusport.com (in Portuguese)

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