Monday December 13 2010
Adriano crowned Flop of the Year

Roma striker Adriano has won the Flop of the Year award in Italy for the third time, but Rosella Sensi insists she won't sell him amid reports to the contrary.

The Brazilian striker beat off competition from two of his fellow countryman, namely Amauri who came second and Ronaldinho who came third.

Adriano has played just 144 minutes in Serie A this season, finding the competition for places up front at Roma too much to handle.

Last week he expressed his unhappiness with a lack of playing time in the capital, telling a magazine back home that Claudio Ranieri doesn't consider him part of his plans.

Corinthians striker Ronaldo has repeatedly encouraged Adriano to join the club, partly so he has a successor ready and waiting once he decides to retire this time next year.

Asked about the reports claiming Adriano has agreed to leave, Sensi told Sky Italia: "The Brazilian is and will remain a Roma player."