Brazilian midfielder who has gained fame for his international club career, including for Italian Serie A side Lazio between 2012-2015. He won the 2012-2013 Coppa Italia title with the side before transferring to Brazilian Serie A club Flamengo in 2015.
He played in RS Futebol's youth academy between 2001-2003. He later made his pro soccer debut in 2004 with Internacional of Brazil's Serie A.
He won the Campeonato Carioca title in 2017 with Flamengo. As a member of Brazil's U-17 national squad, he won the FIFA U-17 World Cup in 2003.
He was originally born and raised in Parapuã, Brazil.
He and Juan Silveira dos Santos played as teammates for Flamengo between 2016-2018.