Brazilian defensive midfielder who has played for the Brazilian national team since 2011 and professionally with several Brazilian and German clubs.
He began his youth career with Universal F.C. Rio Largo.
His senior debut came with the Brazilian Corinthians Alagoano.
He was born to parents Marlane and Luiz. He has been married to Milene Marques Silva.
He has played alongside forward Robinho in international competition.