Birth date 25 May 1987 (32 years)
Nationality Brazil Brazil
Height 191 cm
Position Defender
Number 6
Team history
Besiktas 2016 - present
Lyon 2017 - present
Besiktas 2016 (loan)
Hannover 96 2013 - 2016
PSV Eindhoven 2010 - 2013
Wisla Krakow 2008 - 2010
Santos Futebol Clube 2007 - 2008

Antonio Filho, a professional football player, began playing in the youth division of Paran Clube, in 1995. He remained there for one season, after which he turned pro, with the same club, but once again, only remained there for one season. Filho moved onto Clube de Regatas Brasil in 1998, and remained with the club till 2002. His next switch was to Figueirense, but after one season, Filho transferred to Marilia Atletico Club in 2003, where he remained for one season, making 9 league appearances and scoring once.

Filho’s next move was to Avai FC, where even though he remained for only one season, he got a lot more opportunities to play, making 25 league appearances, during which time he scored twice. After Avai, Filho returned to Figueirense, where in the one season with the club, he made over 70 appearances and scored 4 times.

Filho moved to Jubilo Iwata in 2007, and after 28 appearances and two goals, he moved to his current club, top slotted, Cruziero EC, in 2008. After 20 appearances with the club so far, the defensive midfielder has been unsuccessful in terms of goals.Some of the titles that Filho has under his belt are Parana State League title, in 1996 and 1997, the Santa Catarina State League title in 2006 and the Minas Gerais State League in 2008.