Inter and Adriano Terminate Their Contract
By Dialogo April 27, 2009The contract between Brazilian striker Adriano, who is on a break with his career and is trying to overcome depression in Brazil, and Italian club Inter Milan has been terminated "on a consensual basis," said the club on Friday in a statement. The termination is effective as of April 1, 2009, according to the club in the 1st division of Italian football, which concluded with a statement giving "Adriano an embrace from all the Inter team, for eight years and 74 goals during their time together." The player, aged 27, did not return to Milan after his most recent public appearance on April 1, sitting on his national soccer team’s bench during Brazil’s 3 to 5 victory over Peru in the playoffs for the 2010 World Cup South Africa. Adriano joined Inter in 2001 but was transferred three times: to Fiorentina (January-June 2002), to Parma (2002-January 2004) and to Sao Paulo (January-June 2008). In total, he has participated in 117 matches with Inter, including 123 league games (48 goals) and 35 in European Cups (18 goals), and won three Italian league (2006, 2007 and 2008) and two Italian Cups (2005 and 2006). 2004-2005 was his best season, with 28 goals (10 in the Champions League).