Caçapa began in Atletico Mineiro’s youth team. Owner of a distinctive style, was known for fair play, committing few faults and getting a few cards. In 1999 he was one of the Atlético Mineiro team highlights in the conquest of the Brazilian runner-up.

  • In January 2001 he was transferred to Lyon, France, winning the following year the unprecedented national team title. It was the French club until the summer of 2007, contributing to the achievement of six consecutive titles of the French Championship.
  • In August 2007, Caçapa was traded to the Newcastle, England, where he remained two years.
  • In 2009 he returned to play in Brazil and was announced as a reinforcement Cruise.
  • In January 2011, the athlete returned to Europe, this time signed for Evian, France. At the end of the season, was champion of the Second French Championship Division.
  • In 2011, caçapa returned to Brazil and signed Avai, which ended his career as a professional player.
  • In March 2012, the athlete founded the Lyon Arena, a soccer school in his hometown, Lavras, in southern Minas Gerais.
  • In November 2013, Caçapa was announced as the new coach of the Brazilian National Team U-15.
  • In February 2015, the athlete left the command of the Brazilian U-15.