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Adriano Pimenta

Adriano Faria Pimenta (born 14 November 1982 in Goiania) is a Brazilian football (soccer) player. He currently plays for Sport Recife in the Campeonato Brasileiro Serie A.

The offensively-minded midfielder started his career in the youth squad of Guarani FC. Before the 2000/01 season Adriano transferred to the Japanese club Nagoya Grampus Eight. After one season in Japan he returned to Guarani FC, but continued to play only a substitute role. He therefore transferred before the 2005/06 season to the Swiss Super League club FC Thun and signed a contract through June 2008. In Thun he immediately established himself in the starting squad and became a regular for the club. He plays in the role of midfield play maker.

During the away leg of the qualifying match for the 2005/06 Champions League group stage against Malmo FF Adriano scored the deciding goal in Thun's 1:0 win. He played in all 6 group stage matches for Thun and scored in the home match against Ajax Amsterdam to make the score 2:2 at the time. After the conclusion of the group stage FC Thun was in 3rd place and qualified to play in the UEFA Cup first knock-out stage. Adriano played in both matches against German club Hamburger SV and scored the winning goal in the 1:0 home win for Thun. Due to the 0:2 loss in the away leg FC Thun was knocked out of the competition at this stage. On January 15, 2007, he moved to Japan again to play for J. League division 1 side Yokohama FC.

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