Striker who has gained fame playing for clubs all over the world, including for Belgian side Club Brugge between 2004-2006. He was named the 2007 Copa do Brasil's top scorer while leading Figueirense to the league title.
He played his youth soccer for Flamengo's youth academy between 1998-2001. He later made his professional debut for the club in 2001.
He led Al-Ahli to victory in the 2011 and 2012 King Cup of Champions. He was named the 2011-2012 Saudi Professional League's top scorer.
He was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
He and Jefferson de Oliveira Galvão both rose to fame for their play for Botafogo.