Ex-Brazil star Adriano sold £1.2m mansion and moved into luxury £10k-a-month hotel room taking only his trophies | The Sun

FORMER Brazil forward Adriano checked into a luxury hotel after selling his mansion – leaving everything behind but his medals.

He lived in the presidential suite of luxury hotel Grand Hyatt in the upscale neighbourhood of Barra da Tijuca in the city of Rio de Janeiro for some time.

According to A Tribuna, the ex-Inter Milan forward paid £10,000 every month in rent after selling his mansion for £1.2million.

Local media say Adriano left nearly all his belongings behind for the new owners and took with him only a number of sentimental items which included awards from his playing days.

The 40-year-old won four Serie A titles with Inter and two Campeonato Brasileiro trophies, won at Flamengo and Corinthians.

But Adriano, who last played professionally for Miami United in 2016, has had a turbulent number of years both on and off the pitch.

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He fell into heavy drinking following the death of his father while he was in Italy and was accused of drug trafficking in 2010, charges which he was cleared of in 2014.

Following concerns about his health, he was even forced to deny rumours of his death last year.

It is believed the retired footballer invested in a nearby beachside property, following his hotel stay.

Adriano's former pad boasts a dining room, swimming pool and full board with gourmet dishes.

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The once lethal finisher, who won the Copa America in 2004, played alongside stars such as Kaka and Ronaldinho back in the day.

He scored 27 times in his 48 international caps, last playing for his country in 2010.

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