World Cup hero caught in messy 'love triangle' with ex-girlfriends

Sam Goodwin
·Sports Editor
·2-min read
Adriano, pictured here in action for Brazil at the 2006 World Cup.
Adriano has reportedly been spotted with ex-girlfriends Victoria Moreira and Micaela Mesquita. Image: Instagram/Getty

Brazilian football hero Adriano has reportedly been spotted meeting with two of his ex-girlfriends, sparking rumours of a scandalous love triangle.

According to local reports in Brazil, the former Inter Milan star was spotted with both women at the luxury hotel he is staying in.

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However neither woman is believed to know about each other.

Adriano, who played at the 2006 World Cup with Brazil, resides at the presidential suite of a luxury hotel in Rio de Janeiro.

In recent days the 39-year-old has reportedly been spotted with model and medical student Victoria Moreira.

However he has also been seen with 23-year-old ex-fiancee Micaela Mesquita.

"Reports suggest Adriano makes sure that Micaela only visits when Victoria is back home in the municipality of Itaperuna, some five and a half hours away by car," according to The Sun.

Adriano started dating Mesquita in 2019 and the pair got engaged in June 2020.

However they broke up just a week later.

The football star also dated Moreira back in 2015 and reportedly maintained an on-again-off-again relationship for years.

Adriano, pictured here in action for Inter Milan in 2005.
Adriano in action for Inter Milan in 2005. (Photo by New Press/Getty Images)

Adriano's 16-year career in professional football

Adriano Leite Ribeiro played 263 top-flight games across a 16-year professional career.

He played for Inter Milan across two separate stints, as well as representing Parma, Roma, Flamengo, Sao Paulo and Miami United.

Adriano made his international debut for Brazil in a World Cup qualifier against Colombia at the age of 18 in 2000.

In 2006 he represented his country at the World Cup in Brazil, scoring his first goal in a 2-0 defeat of Australia.

He also scored in a 3-0 victory against Ghana but only managed five shots on goal as Brazil were eliminated in the quarter-finals.

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He was also a regular member of Brazil's squad during qualification for the 2010 World Cup, but was ultimately left out of the final 23-man squad.

"I played with great champions. I played with players that were already...wow," Swedish star Zlatan Ibrahimovic said of Adriano.

"I played with players that I saw were a talent and became...wow, but the one I felt could do it longer, and he didn't do it, was Adriano when I was at Inter. 

"He could shoot from every angle, nobody could tackle him, nobody could take the ball, he was a pure animal."

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