Defensive midfielder who has gained fame for his club career spanning the globe, including for São Paulo FC of Brazil's Serie A between 2011-2017. As a frequent contributor on defense, he helped the club to the Copa Sudamericana title in 2012.
He played in São Paulo FC's youth academy between 2005-2012.
He played as a reserve for Italy Serie A squad Atalanta B.C. between 2017-2018. He spent the 2018-2019 season on loan in Portugal's Primeira Liga with Rio Ave F.C.
He was originally born and raised in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
He and Gabriel Xavier began play as teammates for the Japanese J1 League squad Nagoya Grampus in 2019.