Midfielder who made his senior career debut in 2006 for FC Vilnius, and became a member of the Brazilian national team in 2011.
He played his youth soccer from 2004 to 2005 at Pao de Acucar, though he didn't play for the senior club until 2008.
While playing for Corinthians from 2010 to 2013, he scored 20 goals in 86 appearances. His first goal came on May 30, 2010 in a 4-2 victory over Santos.
He had a daughter with his wife Barbara.
He became teammates with Kaka on the Brazilian national team.