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Adriano Claims Free-Kick Against Real Madrid Was Hit At 105mph, Beating Official World Record

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Adriano Claims Free-Kick Against Real Madrid Was Hit At 105mph, Beating Official World Record

Adriano Leite Ribeiro wasn't just one of the best strikers in world football at his peak; he also had a ridiculous 'power shot' in his locker.

Former Inter Milan teammate Zlatan Ibrahimovic once called him the most talented he's ever played with.

"I played with players that I saw was a talent. But the one I felt could do it longer was, and he didn't do it, was Adriano," said the Swede during an exclusive interview with SPORTbible.

"When I came to Inter Milan, the first thing I said to the president was that I demand to play with him because he is the player I want to play with. He was an animal. He could shoot from every angle. Nobody could take the ball from him."

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Now you've got an idea of how brilliant Adriano was during his time in Milan, we'll jump into this incredible free-kick against Real Madrid.

Back in August 2001, Inter played Los Blancos in a friendly at the Bernabeu and in that game, the powerful Brazilian produced one of the most deadliest shots we've ever seen - arrowing a free-kick into the top left corner.

It stayed hit.

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Adriano has since opened up about that free-kick in a feature on Inter Milan's official website, claiming that his free-kick travelled an incredible 105mph.

"I arrived at the Bernabeu. I was wearing Inter's shirt, Real were the opponents. It was like a dream.

"I didn't need anything more. I went onto the pitch and didn't think about anything, I played as if I were on that dusty field in Vila Cruzeiro.

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"I worked, I played with skill, I did everything. I won a free-kick and the bench said I should take it.

"Do you remember the left foot that used to train on the street and at home, the one that drove my mother crazy? I introduced him to the world with that free-kick. They said it was going 105 miles per hour!"

The current official Guinness World Record, set by Francisco Javier Galan Marin in 2011, is 80.1mph.

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That just says everything you need to know about this incredible free-kick from the Brazilian.

Featured Image Credit: Real Madrid/YouTube

Topics: Football News, Football, Adriano, Inter Milan

Jack Kenmare
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