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Adriano leaving Flamengo for Roma

Adriano leaving Flamengo for Roma

Brazilian striker Adriano says he will return to playing football in Italy, one year after abandoning Inter Milan to play for Rio de Janeiro's Flamengo.
Smiling but with tears in his eyes, Adriano said on Thursday in Rio he was leaving early next month to take a spot with Roma, reportedly on a three-year contract.
Adriano, who has battled problems with alcohol and depression, returned to his hometown Rio in April 2009, saying he was unhappy in Italy and that he wanted to once again find joy in football.
He did all of that and more, leading Flamengo to its first Brazilian championship in 17 years. He was the leading scorer in the league.
Adriano's play has fallen off of late, though, and he will not be at the World Cup.


Updated : 2021-07-24 19:39 GMT+08:00