Central midfielder who had great success with Santos FC and Sevilla FC, winning multiple league titles with each. Internationally, he has represented Brazil at tournaments like Copa America and the FIFA Confederations Cup.
He was known as Renatinho during his youth career with Guarani Futebol Clube.
He received the Bola de Ouro as the best player in Campeonato Brasileiro in 2003.
His parents' names are Claudete and Manoel.
He won the 2005 FIFA Confederations Cup alongside Brazilian teammate Ronaldinho.