Adriano will again link up with two ex-Seville teammates this season: Dani Alves and Seydou Keita.
Barca’s new Brazilian signing will have a couple of ex-teammates to help him settle into the
squad: Alves and Keita.
Friendship with Alves
The two Brazilian full backs played together for four years at Seville,
where they forged a great friendship. Adriano took Alves as an example to follow and together they
won a Spanish Cup, two UEFA Cups, a Spanish Super Cup and a European Super Cup.
One season with Keita
Keita was Adriano’s teammate for just a single season – the
Brazilian’s first at Seville and the Mali player’s last before he joined Barca in
2008Amb Keita. Unfortunately, Adriano and Keita never won a title playing together at Seville.
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Alves and Adriano for Brazil
Alves and Adriano had played together before they starred in Seville, with both forming a part of
the Brazilian under 20 team which beat Spain, for whom Andres Iniesta starred, in the 2003 World
Cup Final – their first title won together.