Former Brazil striker Adriano living in a favela

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Adriano’s heyday with Inter and the Brazilian national team seems like a distant past, with the former player’s difficult living conditions coming to light these past few days.

At Inter, the forward won two Coppa Italia, two Scudettos and three Supercoppa Italiana, and in the process became one of the most dominant and feared strikers of his generation.

However, a life of excess, indiscipline and a love for partying meant football became less and less a focus for the Brazilian, forcing an early retirement and a sad end for such a promising player that had shined for both club and country.

An attempt to play for fourth division Miami United in the United States was called off, as Adriano slipped back into his daily life in one of Rio’s most dangerous favelas.

Article by Marca

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