Striker best known for his years spent with Shakhtar Donetsk, scoring 77 goals in 162 appearances between 2007 and 2015. He spent the following year with AC Milan before transferring to FC Spartak Moscow.
He was brought up through the youth system of Internacional, his hometown club, and began his senior career with them as well.
He was part of the Brazilian U-20 national team and was called up to the main national team in 2014.
His father worked at a chemical plant as a security guard, and his mom was a housewife. They divorced. He has brothers named Murillo and Fabiano, and sisters Patricia and Caroline.