Brazilian soccer player best known as an attacking midfielder for Campeonato Brasileiro Serie A clubs like Coritiba and Cruzeiro. He won the league title with Cruzeiro in 2013.
He played youth soccer for Corinthians from 2005 to 2006.
He had an outstanding 2013 season, winning the Best Player award in Serie A as well as the Gold and Silver Ball.
He married Marilia Nery.
He and goalkeeper Nelson Dida have both played for Cruzeiro.