Brazilian midfielder who won an MLS Cup with the Los Angeles Galaxy in 2005. After two years with the Galaxy, he played for FC Dallas from 2006 to 2009.
He began his professional career with the Brazilian team Sao Paulo in 2003.
He left the MLS in 2010 to play in Azerbaijan for 2 years, then returned to the MLS again afterwards.
He had a son named Matheus with his wife Carolina.
He served as best man at the wedding of fellow Brazilian soccer player Kaka.