Professional soccer player who is known for having played both the central defender and defensive midfielder positions. His proficiency has led to him winning a number of honors including the Bola de Prata and Prêmio Craque do Brasileirão.
He began his professional career playing for the Série B football club Paulista.
In late 2016, he was sent out on loan to Flamengo.
He married Giovana Araújo in 2009.
Both he and Gustavo Cuéllar played for Flamengo.