Photo: Adryan celebrates scoring first ever club goal


After flopping at Leeds United, Adryan has begun to shine for Nantes.

Brazilian playmaker Adryan has made a major breakthrough - scoring his first ever club goal.

The youngster had failed to earn a permanent deal at Leeds United in the summer, where he had been on loan from Flamengo last season.

He barely featured in the second half of the season, and despite netting for their under-21 side, he didn't score a single goal for the Whites in 12 appearances.

Add that to a record of five games without a goal for Cagliari, and 14 barren outings for Flamengo, and the youngster could have been forgiven for wondering if he would ever break his duck.

He signed with Nantes in the summer, and began poorly, picking up a red card instead of scoring during his opening month for the club.

At last, he has found the net - and wouldn't you know it, like buses, two strikes came along at once.

Adryan scored two goals for Nantes in a Coupe de la Ligue clash, his sixth game for the club, and celebrated full of emotion.

A successful night? Personally for him yes, but not entirely. Nantes lost 3-2 to Ligue 2 side Bourg en Bresse Peronnas, and were eliminated from the cup in the process.

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