Adriano Basso: who is Sheffield Wednesday's new goalkeeper coach?

Adriano Basso has officially been unveiled as Sheffield Wednesday’s new first team goalkeeper coach, but what do we know about the Brazillian?

Friday, 25th June 2021, 4:59 pm
Adriano Basso in his Bristol City days (photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images).
Adriano Basso in his Bristol City days (photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images).

Playing days

As a player, Basso made more than 100 appearances in the Sky Bet Championship for clubs including Bristol City, Wolves and Hull City.

He began his career in his native Brazil with Ponte Preta before moving on to another Brazilian side, Atlético Paranaense, and then English non-league side Woking.

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He joined Bristol City in 2005 and enjoyed arguably the best spell of his career in the five years he spent with the southwest club.

Basso was a favourite among Robins fans and made 182 appearances. He also played in the 2007/8 Championship play-off final, but was on the losing side.

The devout Christian claimed divine inspiration helped him save a penalty during a match against Watford in 2008.

All in, he spent seven years in the Football League before drifting back into non-league and eventually retiring from playing in 2017 before briefly returning two years later.

Coaching experience

Now 46, Basso has previously been employed as a goalkeeper coach at Hartlepool Untied, Nuneaton Borough and Grantham Town.

He worked with ex-Sheffield Wednesday boss Dave Jones while at Hartlepool.

Jones said at the time: “In terms of goalkeeping experience he’s right up there [...] as a player he was very committed and when you see where he’s been and what he’s done in the game we’re very lucky to have him at the club.”

Owls boss Darren Moore said: “He’s really good with the small details and studies individuals very well.

"He’ll be looking at the goalkeepers in fine detail and improving their games.”