Centre-back who joined Paris Saint-German in 2012 after spending three years with AC Milan; named Serie A Defender of the Year in 2011 and became a member of the Brazilian national team in 2008.
With AC Milan, he was instrumental in leading the team to their first Serie A title in seven years, scoring a last-minute goal against Barcelona to even the score at 2-2 - his first goal in European competition.
He was teammates with Oscar Emboaba on Brazil's silver medal-winning national soccer team in 2012.
He began his youth career with Fluminense in 1998.
He was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.