Forward who starred for Santos from 2009 to 2013, before joining FC Barcelona and becoming one of the team's top scorers. He debuted with the Brazilian national team in 2010 and won the South American Footballer of the Year Award in 2011 and 2012.
He played futsal and street pickup games growing up in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and began his career playing for Santos's junior team when he was 11.
He was the top scorer at the 2010 Copa do Brasil tournament with 11 goals. In 2011, he helped Santos win its first Continental Double since 1963.
In 2012, he was featured on the cover of the Pro Evolution Soccer video game along with