Ponte played for Guarani FC and Juventus São Paulo in Brazil. After that, he was from 1999 to 2001 Bayer 04 Leverkusen and was active in 2000 German Vice Champion. He was loaned out to VfL Wolfsburg, where he stayed for two seasons. Then he returned to Leverkusen, where he played until 2005. From 2005 to 2010 he was at the Japanese club Urawa Red Diamonds under contract. He then moved back to Brazil in 2011 to Grêmio Barueri.
- 2007 - J. League Player of the Year