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The incredible story behind Adriano’s ’99’ rated shot power in PES

Was there ever a better player in PES history than the Brazilian powerhouse?

Was there ever a better player in PES history than Adriano?

For years, PES players harnessed the power of the Brazilian’s 99-rated shot power.

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Goalkeepers could only look on as shots, sometimes coming in from as far as the half-way line, would soar past them.

But there’s an incredible reason behind the Inter Milan star’s power.

Legend has it the Brazilian was Konami executive Shingo ‘Seabass’ Takatsuka’s favourite ever player.


As a result, ‘Seabass’- whose nickname comes from his love of sea fishing – insisted he was the most powerful player in the game.

However, we doubt he had any idea just how powerful the Brazilian would become.

The only other player to rival Adriano’s shot power was Uruguayan legend, Alvaro Recoba – another player ‘Seabass’ was said to be a huge admirer of.

In real life, Adriano didn’t quite reach the heights as he did in PES – but was still brilliant.

We’ll miss those long-range shots.

Thank you, Seabass.