Brazilian midfielder who played in nearly 50 international matches with the Brazilian national team from 1995 to 2003. He was part of a World Cup winning team in 2002 and a FIFA Confederations Cup winning team in 1997.
He began his professional career playing for Brazil's Sao Paulo in 1993.
He spent his club career with a number of teams, most notably Middlesbrough from 1995 to 1997 and Atletico Madrid from 1997 to 2002.
He married Matheus Paulista in 1997.
He played alongside Ronaldo on the Brazilian national team.