Brazilian right back who became the world's second-highest paid defender upon joining Barcelona in 2008 after spending six years with Sevilla. He'd also play for Juventus for a season and then joined Paris Saint-Germain FC in 2017. He joined the Brazilian national team in 2006.
He began his professional soccer career at age 18 with the Brazilian club Bahia.
He was named UEFA Cup MVP and UEFA Super Cup MVP in 2006 as well as La Liga's Best Defender after the 2008-2009 season.
He was married to Dinora Santana from 2008 to 2011; the couple had two children together, Victoria and Daniel. In 2017, he married model Joana Sanz.
He joined Ronaldinho on the Brazilian national team in 2006.