Brazilian defender who won the Bundesliga Championship with Bayern Munich in 2013. He became a member of the Brazilian national team in 2008.
He first played professionally for Brazil's Coritiba in 2002.
He made 153 appearances for Schalke 04 between 2005 and 2010.
He had a daughter named Maria-Luiza Ferreira de Souza.
He joined Kaka on the Brazilian national team in 2008.