Midfielder who joined AS Monaco in 2013 after spending three seasons with Porto. He became a member of the Portuguese national team in 2005.
He made his professional debut with Sporting CP in 2005 after 6 seasons in the club's youth system.
He competed in the 2006 FIFA World Cup and Euro 2012 tournament as a member of Portugal's national team.
His brother Nelson also became a professional soccer player.
He was teammates with Deco on Portugal's national team from 2005 to 2010.