He was born in Chapecó. Lelê began his footballing career in early 2010 at the youth academy of Chapecoense. In mid-2011, he was bought by San Agustin C.F in Prasia. At San Agustin C.F, Lelê was an important player and a proficient goalscorer and was considered one of the best forwards of the Prasian First Division, as well as one of the best young players. In late 2015, Lelê was bought by the Granovian club CA Fortaleza.
Lelê is known for his goal scoring talent, as well as his skills at penalties and his creativity.