Adriano claims free kick against Real Madrid hit 105 mph, breaking official world record
Adriano Leite Ribeiro was not only one of the best strikers in world football in his prime, but the Brazilian had a ridiculous ‘power hit’ in his record.
Former teammate Zlatan Ibrahimovic once called him the most talented he has ever played with.
That said a lot about his power and his presence on the pitch.
“I played with players that I saw was a talent. But the one I thought I could do for longer was Adriano, and he didn’t,” Ibrahimovic said in an exclusive interview with SPORTbible.
“When I arrived at Inter Milan, the first thing I said to the president was that I demanded to play with him because he’s the player I want to play with. He was an animal. He was an animal. could shoot from all angles.
“No one could take the ball from him.” Zlatan said.
Now that you have a feel for Adriano’s brilliance during his time at Inter, we’re going to dig deeper into this incredible free kick against Real Madrid at the Bernabeu.
In August 2001, Inter played Madrid in a friendly match when the mighty Brazilian produced one of the deadliest shots we’ve ever seen, sending a free kick into the upper left corner.
Sit back, relax and witness a truly amazing strike.
Adriano recently spoke about the free kick in a brilliant article on Inter Milan official site, claiming his free kick traveled an incredible 105 mph.
“I arrived at the Bernabeu. I wore the Inter shirt, Real were the opponents. It was like a dream.
“I didn’t need anything more. I went on the pitch and didn’t think of anything, I played like I was on this dusty field in Vila Cruzeiro.
“I worked, I played skillfully, I did everything. I won a free kick and the bench said I had to take it.
“Remember the left foot training in the street and at home, the one that drove my mom crazy? I introduced him to the world with that free kick. They said he was going 105 miles away. ‘hour !”
The fact that the Current official Guinness World Record, set up in 2001 by Francisco Javier Galan Marin, who recorded a score of 80.1 mph, says it all about this incredible free kick from the Brazilian.
It’s no surprise that he had 99 hit power on PES 6 back in the day.
The widely-traveled leader first rose to prominence in his native Brazil, tearing it apart for Flamengo before sealing a move to Serie A giants Inter Milan.
Although it was his time in Parma that pointed out his undeniable talent. 23 goals in just 37 appearances saw him return to San Siro, where he proved to be one of the game’s deadliest shooters.
The Brazilian, who has a tidy goalscoring record of 27 goals in 48 appearances for Brazil, was incredibly talented but consistent off pitch issues and his unhealthy lifestyle resulted in his huge drop from grace.
After the tragic death of his father, he turned to drugs and alcohol and the regular party finally took its toll on Adriano.
“I only know how much I suffered,” Adriano told R7 in Brazil.
“My father’s death left a huge hole. I felt lonely and isolated myself when he died. I was sad and depressed in Italy, and that’s when I started to to drink.”
He then moved on to Sao Paulo, childhood club Flamengo, Roma, Corinthians, Atlético Paranaense and Miami United, his most recent club in 2016, and never quite reached the heights he was capable of reaching.
In July 2016, six years after his last appearance for Brazil against Ukraine in 2010, reports were reported that Adriano had become addicted to a murderous gang known as the Red Command, which is part of the long Rio gang war, for to live in the slum, according to Brazilian lawyers.
He had also been seen holding guns with gang members, while posing using Red Command hand signals.
Thankfully, after his recent Instagram activity, the 38-year-old appears to be doing a lot better.