Ex-Brazilian striker who won Copa America goes broke, sells £1.2m mansion to live in £10k-a-month hotel
- Adriano has said goodbye to his £1.2million luxury mansion to live in a hotel in Rio de Janeiro
- The 39-year-old bowed out of the game early in his career but helped Inter Milan win four Serie A titles
- The skillful striker also won teh 2004 Copa America title with Brazil and featured in the 2006 World Cup
Brazilian legend Adriano has sold his £1.2million luxury mansion to stay in a £10,000 per month in a hotel in the country's capital, Daily Star.
The 39-year-old finally said goodbye to his luxury home and opted to live in the presidential suite of the Grand Hyatt Hotel
It is understood that the former Inter Milan star is paying £10,000 per month to stay at the luxurious Rio de Janeiro hotel.
Reports in Brazil claim that Adriano left everything behind to the new owners apart from sentimental items including his medals he won at all levels of the game.
The 2004 Copa America with Brazil has a pad which includes a swimming pool and is living the luxurious full board life.
The ex-Brazilian international shares photos of himself with family and friends cooling off in their new found home on social media
Adriano last played the round leather game in 2016 and helped Inter win four Serie A titles with two Coppa Italia trophies during his spell with the Milan-based club.
However, Adriano never lived up to his potential following strings of injury problems and the death of his father who he took as a role model.
He admitted he could only sleep if he drank alcohol back in 2017 during his career while his love for partying was also strong.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Nigerian defender Taribo West, as well as Brazilian legend Ronaldo de Lima, joined Italian giants Inter Milan in 1997 where they became friends being part of an iconic squad.
Taribo had a remarkable two years at the club between 1997 and 1999 where he scored one goal in 44 appearances, but he made name for himself.
Despite being a defender, the former Super Eagles star became so fond of Brazilian star Ronaldo who won the Fifa Player of the Year Award back-to-back in 1996 and 1997.
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