Angelim's history would be the same of thousand of boys that, alongside their families, went to the northeast looking for a better life quality. However, his story starts differing from the other kids when his family decides to move back to São Paulo.
He was born and raised in Ceará. By that time, he tried to balance playing soccer at Icasa with working to support his rumble family. Among other activities he dug wells and worked as a farmer.
In the Juazeiro do Norte soccer club, he spell was from 1996 until 1999, when that club went through one of the most delicate moments of its history, including having to change his name to escape debts that could lead the team to declare bankruptcy.
In 1999 Angelim came to Ceará to play at a traditional club from Fortaleza. In 2000, Ituano envisioned in Angelim, the sheriff commanding the team's back four who dispute the Brazilian Série C that year.
With few opportunities, the defender returned a year later to Fortaleza, this time to defend his namesake club, and was in Fortaleza Esporte Clube, that Angelim that has emerged.
Known by the ability to disarm strikers, he led the team back to the first division of the 2005 Brazilian Série B, scoring a goal fifteen minutes from the end in a decisive match, which gave him cult status at the club.