His talent was limitless, but after the death of his father, Adriano was no longer the same. For Jose Mourinho, he sign to the swap object.

Cristiano Ronaldo: Ascending to Greatness

If a great legend of football sport ages, if one feels that the achievements slowly decrease slowly or that the age at least probably does not allow many career years, a word will encourage the entry into the language usage: the heritage. Fans and media need a hopesman, the “new pele”, the “new Messi” or “the new Maradona”.

The bigger the legend, the lous the desire for an heir, especially in the case of just very strong national teams. In most cases, the yearning has a desperate desperately, because the amusing prewelling player often becomes simply supple. Who wants to admit that for some stars so directly simply no adequate heir can give? Only now and then is reason for hope.

Brazil hopes for Adriano as heritage of the Great Ronaldo

So also in Brazil when it comes to the heirs of the Great Ronaldo. Actually, a thing of the impossibility, because this must follow nobody less than a world champion and double world footballers. And yet you can feel it at the beginning of the 2000s worldwide: this Adriano, which is something special. Not only does he have one for the opponents already unfairly left for the opponents. No, this young bull can actually become the heir of Ronaldos. Less skills, clear, less instinct – but a lot of power. Goals are guaranteed!

2008 that is pretty much no one thinks more. Adriano is here for the second time at Inter Milan, the Nerazzurri had brought him back in winter 2003/04 for at that time proud 24 million euros from Parma. A good deal, everyone is safe. For the pious striker initially triggers the promise of the promise that one connects with him: At the age of 21, he and his infamous left foot are already feared in series A. In the summer of 2004, his compensation in the Copa-America final against Argentina is the turning point in the detention time. A few weeks later then the call from home: Adriano’s father is dead. Heart attack. And the heart of Ronaldos heir breaks at that moment. Incurable.

Inter Milan: Mourinho wants to get rid of Adriano

Adriano never recovered from the fate of fate, his shape falls into the bottomless, depression and alcohol doing their rest. What remains is the big name and feel that the talent is still in the boy and waiting to be tickled out. 2008 Jose Mourinho comes to Milan. The star coach knows about the hopes that are still secretly connected to his Brazilian attacker and wants to use this for themselves. But not by rebuilding the fallen star – Adriano, the supposed heritage of the Great Ronaldo, is degenerated in the eyes of Portuguese to the exchange.

Mourinho and Adriano do not understand, the coach wants to get rid of him and get the maximum from the name of the meanwhile 26-year-old. And Mourinho wants Stars, more precisely a star: Frank Lampard. Mr. Chelsea Himself, had already been trained for years by The Special One, which of course has best contacts with his ex-club. Mourinho offers the London’s good money – plus Adriano. Two birds with one stone.

FC Chelsea: Dutch business by Adriano and Frank Lampard?

Lampard has just rejected an offer for the contract extension at the blues and is quite interested. And Adriano? His consultant Gilmar Rinaldi says observer sport: “Mourinho and Adriano have met and talked to each other. I can not say how the meeting has run. The player flies from Rio de Janeiro to Milan next week, because on Wednesday the season preparation begins, I will not confirm or deny that it is exchanged for Lampard. “

In plain text: it is probably negotiated extensively. For everything you will later learn about the other way of life and the Mindset of Adriano, it would be for Mourinho and Inter a mega deal, the greatest extent of the great Brazilian name. Everything depends on the Bluesa – and they can not be pulled over the table. The Special One offers and offers, the blues refuse and reject, until Lampard finally signed a five-year contract in London.

From the dream for Mourinho, who does not just have to renounce the English superstar, but also not to get rid of Adriano. The following season will be a few for both, as Adriano later reveals: “The press pursued me everywhere, and Mourinho always said only: ‘Hell! Damn shit! You want to finish me, or not, boy?’ I said, ‘Oh God, get me out of here!’ I did not cope at all. “

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In the summer of 2009, the prayers of the Brazilian are heard: “I was nominated for the national team and before I left, Mourinho asked: ‘You do not come back, right?’ I said, ‘You’ve recorded it! One-way ticket, brother!’ “Adriano signs at Flamengo, changes to Brazil moves to Brazil.

What sounds like a triumph of the player, but turns out as a pure blessing for the coach. Adriano will never inherit to Ronaldos, worse: he will never be more than an average player again. By 2016, the hiking bird will be sweeping between a variety of clubs and unemployment back and forth before he finishes his career.

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The boy from Rio returns to the poor standards from which he originally came. Drugs, weapons, alcoholism, obesity, criminal gangs – the 40-year-old today is a shadow of the striker with the left adhesive, which was the world and above all Brazil at feet. And Mourinho? This will be in 2010 with Inter Champions League winner. Without Adriano – and without Lampard.