Centre back who has had great success as a member of CR Vasco da Gama and Cruzeiro Esporte Clube, winning multiple league championships with both clubs. He debuted with the Brazilian national team in 2011.
He began competing for SE Aliança at age 14.
He was named to the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A Team of the Year four times from 2010 to 2014.
His birth name is Anderson Vital da Silva. He married Patrícia Gonçalves in 2014.
He has been teammates with Fred Guedes at Cruzeiro.