Clubs: Fluminense FC, Real Madrid CF
• After two seasons in the Fluminense first team, during which he represented Brazil at Under-17, U20 and senior level, he joined Madrid in January 2007, signing a six-year contract.
• Kept out of the side initially by Roberto Carlos, he became a regular in 2007/08 after the Brazilian's departure for Fenerbahçe SK, starting 24 Liga matches as Madrid won the title, plus six in the UEFA Champions League.
• Struck his first goals for Madrid in 2008/09 – four in eight starts after being moved into midfield by coach Juande Ramos.
• Won bronze for Brazil at the 2008 Olympic Games, playing in all six matches, but made just one appearance in 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying – a 1-1 draw in Ecuador.
• Scored on his senior debut for Brazil – in a 2-0 win against Wales at White Hart Lane, London in September 2006.
• Helped Madrid to three consecutive UEFA Champions League semi-finals in 2010/11, 2011/12 and 2012/13.
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|02.06.2013||Friendlies 2010-12||First round||Brazil||2-2||England||44||0||0|
|14.08.2013||Friendlies 2010-12||First round||Switzerland||1-0||Brazil||56||0||0|
|18.08.2013||Spanish Liga||Real Madrid||2-1||Betis||90||0||1|
|26.08.2013||Spanish Liga||Granada||0-1||Real Madrid||61||0||0|
|01.09.2013||Spanish Liga||Real Madrid||3-1||Athletic||86||0||0|
|05.10.2013||Spanish Liga||Levante||2-3||Real Madrid||31||0||0|
|19.10.2013||Spanish Liga||Real Madrid||2-0||Málaga||90||0||0|
|26.10.2013||Spanish Liga||Barcelona||2-1||Real Madrid||90||0||0|
|30.10.2013||Spanish Liga||Real Madrid||7-3||Sevilla||90||0||1|
|02.11.2013||Spanish Liga||Rayo Vallecano||2-3||Real Madrid||45||0||0|
|27.11.2013||UEFA Champions League||Group stage||Real Madrid||4-1||Galatasaray||74||0||0|
|30.11.2013||Spanish Liga||Real Madrid||4-0||Valladolid||90||0||1|
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