Former soccer player who competed as a forward for Brazil as well as clubs like Flamengo and SSC Napoli. Following his retirement from the sport, he became a sportscaster for Rede Globo.
He came up through São Paulo's youth ranks before signing with Internazionale for £6.6m, a record-breaking deal for a teenage player.
He won the Golden Ball for his performance at the FIFA U-20 World Cup.
He married a woman named Renata and has a son named João.
He was teammates with Alexandre de Silva Mariano on the Brazilian national team.