Cristiano completes Brazilian quartet
Adelaide United will have four Brazilians in their squad for next season's Australian A-League following the arrival on Monday of striker Cristiano.
Cristiano, who comes to Adelaide from Dutch club Willem II, will join compatriots Diego, Alemao and Cassio, who has been cleared to resume pre-season training after suffering a knee injury.
Cristiano has 10 years experience in the Netherlands, scoring 44 goals in stints with NAC Breda, Roda JC and Willem II. He also played with FC Basel in Switzerland.
His signing helps bolster Adelaide's forward line following the departure of national Olympic under-23 team members Nathan Burns and Bruce Djite to European clubs.
"Cristiano is someone with over 10 years experience in Europe," Adelaide coach Aurelio Vidmar said Monday.
"He knows how to score goals, he's very much a team player, so we're very much looking forward to him contributing in a big way. I think he's got the makings of being a star in this competition."