Striker who led the Brazilian squad to the Copa America championship in 2004 and 2007. He became a star while playing for CSKA Moscow, where he won the Sport-Express 's Russian Footballer of the Year award in 2008.
He was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and began his youth career with Palmeiras.
He was the top goal-scorer in the Russian Premier League in 2008 and the UEFA Europa League in 2009.
He was married to Marta de Souza from 2008 to 2011.
He won the 2007 Copa America with the help of Brazilian defender Gilberto Silva.