He appeared as a revelation in national football in 1978, at the age of 17, playing for Guarani, where he scored the Brazilian championship goal for the team. He arrived in São Paulo FC in 1983, after a turbulent year due to injuries that prevented him from going to the World Cup. In Tricolor, he had some troubles getting his groove over the first few years, especially due to the burden of replacing Serginho Chulapa, the top scorer in the club’s history; however, he recovered with beautiful and very important goals that helped the team win the 1985 and 1987 Paulista Championship, as well as the 1986 Brazilian championship. In fact, the latter he scored an unforgettable goal against Guarani, tying the match in the last second of overtime. He defended the Brazilian Team in the 1986 and 1990 World Cups. He was also Italian champion for Napoli, in a duo with Argentinean Diego Maradona. He also stood out in his work with Kashiwa Reysol, in Japan, towards the end of his career.

Matches played for the club: 191
Debut: 01/30/1983
Last match: 06/16/1987
Goals scored for the club: 115
Date of birth: 10/05/1960, in Araraquara (SP)


  • Paulista Championship of 1985 and 1987
  • Brazilian Championship of 1986

Top scorer

  • Paulista Championship of 1985
  • Brazilian Championship of 1986