Welcome Adriana!

Orlando, there's a new brand of magic in town.

Welcome home, Wizard.

Adriana Leal da Silva, more commonly known as Adriana and nicknamed "The Wizard," has officially joined Orlando Pride via transfer from Brazilian side Corinthians on a three-year contract.

Here are some fast facts about the club's newest splash acquisition ahead of the 2023 campaign:

About Adriana

Position: Forward

Number: 9

Born: November 17, 1996

Height: 5-foot-5

Hometown: União, Piauí, Brazil

Awards

  • 10 total titles
  • 2018 Brazil player of the year
  • Brazilian champion in 2018, 2020, 2021 and 2022
  • Copa Libertadores in 2021
  • Paulista Championship in 2019, 2020 and 2021
  • Brazilian Super Cup and Paulista Cup in 2022

They said it

"I am very happy to have signed with Orlando Pride, a special club. I am happy and excited to arrive there quickly and be able to do my best on the field to help Orlando win titles. It’s a big challenge ahead and we athletes are motivated by challenges. I’m ready to face all of them with all our strength as a team and fight tooth-and-nail. I hope it’s a very successful season for myself and for Orlando. Again, I am very happy to be part of this great club." -- Adriana

“Adriana is an exciting, dynamic and entertaining player with an eye for the goal. She possesses great technical ability and an incredible work rate, and we’re extremely happy to have her as part of the Pride. She’s a player that thrives in one-on-one situations and one that will bring new attacking power to our front line. Adriana is already a winner for club and country but still has an ambition to take her career to the next level, and we’re happy to have her do so here in Orlando.” -- Pride head coach Seb Hines