Adi Rocha

Adi Rocha
Personal information
Full name Adi Rocha Sobrinho Filho
Date of birth (1985-12-15) 15 December 1985
Place of birth Riachão, Maranhão, Brazil
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
1995–2006 Inter de Limeira
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002-2007 Nacional Atlético Clube 119 (82)
2007–2008 LASK Linz 19 (2)
2008–2009 Austria Kärnten 16 (10)
2009–2011 Energie Cottbus 51 (30)
2012 Concordia Chiajna 15 (8)
2012–2013 Steaua București 16 (9)
2013 Gamba Osaka 13 (9)
2014–2015 Žalgiris Vilnius 3 (3)
2015-2016 Jiangxi Liansheng 79 (41)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 November 2015.

Adi Rocha Sobrinho Filho (born 15 December 1985 in Riachão, Maranhão), commonly known as Adi Rocha or simply Adi, is a Brazilian footballer. He plays as a striker and is known for being an excellent target man.

Club career

Energie Cottbus

He transferred to Energie Cottbus from Austria Kärnten in the 2009 winter transfer window after scoring 10 goals in 17 games.[1] Adi was not able to play anymore in the German Bundesliga due to a severe injury (persistent cartilage damage) after he was injured in his first match. After being sidelined for two years, his contract was terminated at the end of the 2010–11 season.[2]

Concordia Chiajna

He went to Liga I side Concordia Chiajna to restart his career.[3] Not being held back by knee problems, he had a great spell at Chiajna, scoring eight goals from 15 games,[4] to help his team avoid relegation to Liga II.

Steaua București

In May 2012, he was brought to Steaua București by his former Concordia Chiajna manager Laurențiu Reghecampf.[5] On 23 July, Adi made his first appearance for Steaua in a game against his former team Concordia Chiajna which ended in a 1–0 victory for the Bucharest team.[6] He scored his first goal a week later against Astra Ploiești in a dramatic game that ended with the 4–3 victory of his team.[7] On 30 August, he scored two goals against Ekranas in the Europa League play-off, to secure Steaua their presence in the group stages.[8]

Žalgiris Vilnius

In July 2014, he signed with Žalgiris Vilnius.

Club statistics

(Correct as of 28 May 2013)

Club Season League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Nacional Atlético Clube
2007 1920000192
Total 1920000192
2007–08 1920000192
Total 1920000192
Austria Kärnten
2008–09 161010001710
Total 161010001710
Energie Cottbus
2008–09 10000010
2009–10 00000000
2010–11 00000000
Total 10000010
Concordia Chiajna
2011–12 1580000158
Total 1580000158
Steaua București
2012–13 169101032712
Total 169101032712
Career total 8631201039934


Steaua București
Gamba Osaka
Žalgiris Vilnius


  1. "Adi verstärkt Energie-Offensive" (in German). Energie Cottbus. 22 December 2008. Archived from the original on 25 December 2008. Retrieved 22 December 2008.
  2. "Energie Cottbus trennt sich von zwei Stürmern" (in German). Financial Times Deutschland. 20 December 2011. Retrieved 8 July 2013.
  3. "Adi Rocha, primul interviu la Steaua: "Este cea mai bună echipă din România şi sunt foarte fericit să mă aflu aici"" (in Romanian). ProSport. 20 June 2012. Retrieved 8 July 2013.
  4. "Primul transfer al Stelei: atacantul Adi Rocha, de la Concordia Chiajna" (in Romanian). 21 May 2012. Retrieved 8 July 2013.
  5. "Reghe bifează primul transfer al verii » Rocha e al Stelei!" (in Romanian). Gazeta Sporturilor. 21 May 2012. Retrieved 8 July 2013.
  6. "FOTO&VIDEO Salvat de Rusescu » Reghecampf a debutat cu victorie în Ghencea, Steaua - Chiajna 1-0" (in Romanian). Gazeta Sporturilor. 23 July 2012. Retrieved 30 August 2012.
  7. "Astra Giurgiu vs. Steaua Bucureşti 3 - 4". Soccerway. 28 July 2012. Retrieved 8 July 2013.
  8. "FOTO Steaua - Ekranas 3-0 » Roş-albaştrii s-au calificat în grupele EL!" (in Romanian). Gazeta Sporturilor. 30 August 2012. Retrieved 8 July 2013.

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