Brazilian midfielder who won five consecutive Ukrainian Premier League titles with Shakhtar Donetsk from 2010 to 2014. He represented Brazil at the Copa Americana in 2015.
He began playing in the youth system of Gremio at age eleven.
He led the Ukraine Premier League in assists for the 2013-14 season.
He married Luisa Ramos in 2014.
He has been teammates with team captain Darijo Srna at Shakhtar Donetsk.