Adriano Correia lined up alongside his teammates for the 100th time as a FC Barcelona this afternoon, against Zaragoza. Shortly after completely recovering from his muscle injury, the Brazilian returned to Tito Vilanova’s starting XI and he contributed to Barça’s victory in Aragón. Adriano arrived to FC Barcelona in the summer of 2010, and since then he’s become one of the team's most reliable substitutes, in addition to being a regular starter during periods of the season.
Ten goals in three seasons
Despite being a defender, Adriano is known for his ability to go forward. In his three seasons at Barça, he’s netted a total of ten goals. Six of them were scored in La Liga - five of which were scored this season-, two in the Copa del Rey and two more in the Club World Cup.
He participates in all competitions
Of his 100 games for Barça, 60 of them were La Liga matches, 18 Champions League games, 14 in the Copa del Rey, 6 in the Spanish Super Cup, one in the European Super Cup and one in the Club World Cup. Adriano was brought in for his ability to play in the right and left back positions, but he’s also put in excellent performances as a centre back.