Brazilian midfielder who broke into the MLS with the Houston Dynamo in 2011 after spending two years with Brazil's Parana Clube.
He began his professional career with the Brazilian team Mogi Mirim in 2009.
He was sent on loan to the Dynamo in 2011 and helped lead the team to the MLS Cup Finals.
He had a son named Pedro with his wife Maria.
He and Kofi Sarkodie both joined the Houston Dynamo in 2011.