Clubs: Clube Atlético Mineiro, SE Gama, A. Naval 1.˚ Maio, SC Braga, AS Saint-Étienne
UEFA Europa League: runner-up 2011
• Born in Lagoa Santa in the Minas Gerais district of Brazil, Paulão spent the early years of career with Atlético Mineiro before joining second-tier Gama in 2006.
• Moved to Portugal at the start of 2006/07 and quickly became a central defensive stalwart for Naval, making 27 Liga appearances in each of his first two campaigns and starting all 30 matches in 2008/09, scoring three goals.
• Ended his contract with Naval in summer 2009 and joined Braga as a free agent.
• Made his European debut in a UEFA Europa League qualifying defeat by IF Elfsborg in July 2009; rarely used in his debut campaign but scored his first Liga goal for Braga in a 4-0 win at former club Naval on 25 April 2010.
• Just one UEFA Champions League start in 2010/11 (at home to FK Partizan) but more involved in the club's run to the UEFA Europa League final.
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