Adriano joined Barça on July 17th, 2010 at the age of 25, after playing for six seasons at Sevilla. The Brazilian was Barça's second summer signing of 2010 following the capture of David Villa in June.
Adriano Correia Claro (26 October, 1984, Curitiba) signed a four year contract with FCB, with the option of a further season and a 90 million Euro buyout clause, on July 17th, 2010. He arrived from Sevilla, where he had played from 2004 to 2010, although he had started out playing futsal as a youngster before first playing the 11 side game for Brazilian outfit Coritiba, where he debuted at the age of 18, a year and a half before he moved to Andalusia.
Playing 157 games and scoring 11 league goals, the Brazilian won an impressive number of medals with Seville, picking up at least one title in four of his six seasons at the club. But playing there he had little hope of winning any of the Liga, Champions League or the Clubs World Cup.
Curiously, he played his last game for Sevilla at the Camp Nou, on May 19, 2010, the day the Andalusians won the Copa del Rey at the expense of Atlético Madrid (2-0).
In his first season at Barça, Adriano made 31 appearances and was the first choice on the left until injury kept him sidelined for the remainder of the season. He scored his first goal for his new club on February 2, 2011 at Almeria in the Copa del Rey semi final second leg.
He became a more regular part of the team in the 2011/12 season, mainly due to a number of injuries to key defenders. He responded brilliantly, scoring three goals in 40 games and contributing to the conquests of the Spanish Supercup, European Supercup, Clubs World Cup and la Copa del Rey. His finest hour was his brace of goals in the semi final of the Clubs World Cup against Al-Sadd.
Adriano also has international experience. He was in the Brazil team that won the U20 World Cup in 2003 and the Copa America in 2004.
2012/13 FC Barcelona 2011/12 FC Barcelona 2010/11 FC Barcelona 2009/10 Sevilla FC 2008/09 Sevilla FC 2007/08 Sevilla FC 2006/07 Sevilla FC 2005/06 Sevilla FC 2004/05 Sevilla FC 2003/04 Coritiba 2002/03 Coritiba
Debut: Sevilla FC-FC Barcelona (3-1, Spanish Super Cup), 14/08/2010