Attacking midfielder who has gained fame for his international club career, including in Brasiliero Serie A for Santos. He helped lead the club to consecutive Campeonato Paulista titles in 2010 and 2011, and 1st place at the Copa do Brasil in 2010.
He played his youth career with Santos' youth academy between 2003-2010.
He won the Ukrainian Premier League for his fourth time with Shakhtar Donetsk in 2018. He also won his fourth Ukrainian Cup with the squad that same year.
He was originally born and raised in Catanduva, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
He and Wellington Nem have played as teammates for FC Shakhtar Donetsk.