Striker for the Brazilian national team who entered the 2015 season as a member of the English club Liverpool after appearing in 140 matches with 1899 Hoffenheim.
He began his youth career with CRB in 2004 before joining Figueirense in 2008-2009 to finish his youth career. He made his professional debut in October of 2009 as a halftime substitute for Figueirense.
His first professional goal came in May of 2010 as a winner against São Caetano. He joined Brazil's national team in 2014.
He was born in Maceió, Alagoas, Brazil. He married Larissa Pereira Firmino in 2014.
He was teammates with Ryan Babel while on Hoffenheim.