Attacking midfielder who was a former captain of the Brazilian national team. He played for the Turkish club Fenerbahçe from 2004 to 2012.
He first played professionally in 1995 for Coritiba.
He was the Top Scorer of the Süper Lig from 2010 to 2011 with 28 goals.
He married his wife Daianne in 2000. His children are Maria Eduarda, Felipe, and Antonia.
He played alongside Felipe Melo at Cruzeiro in 2003.