Professional soccer striker who is recognized for having played for Valencia and Betis as well as Santos Futebol Clube. He joined Atlético Mineiro in 2018.
In 1997, he joined Sport Club Corinthians Paulista's youth program. He made his professional debut playing for Portuguesa in 2000.
He made his international debut for Brazil in 2004.
He married fellow soccer player Débora Cristiane de Oliveira.
He and Dodô both played for Santos.