Striker who has risen to fame for his club career played around the world, including for Marseilles of France's Ligue 1 between 2009-2012. He won the Ligue 1 title with the club in 2010, as well as three straight Coupe de la Ligue championships between 2009-2012.
He made his pro soccer debut in 1998 with former club Galo Maringá.
He led Shakhtar Donetsk to three Ukrainian Premier League titles in 2005, 2006, and 2008. He also won the Ukrainian Cup with the club twice in 2004 and 2008.
His father's name is Sebastião.
He and Luiz Adriano played as teammates for FC Shakhtar Donetsk between 2007-2009.