Commonly referred to as Dudu, he is a Brazilian professional footballer who is known for being an attacking midfielder and forward for Palmeiras.
With a passion for the sport early on, he began his youth career in 2003 when he played for Atletico Goianiense. After hard work, he began his senior career in 2009 when he started playing for Cruzeiro.
While playing for the Brazil national team, he was able to win the FIFA Under 20 World Cup in 2011.
He was born and raised in Goiânia, Brazil.