|Full name||Manoel de Brito Filho|
|Date of birth||January 31, 1983|
|Place of birth||Vera Cruz, Bahia, Brazil|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|2003||→ Fluminense-BA (loan)||0||(0)|
|2003||→ CRB (loan)||-||(-)|
|2009||→ Palmeiras (loan)||27||(12)|
|2012||→ Palmeiras (loan)||24||(2)|
|2013–||→ Bahia (loan)||8||(4)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 May 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).
Obina caught attention in 2004 when he made a solid season, despite the relegation of his club, Vitória. He scored 24 goals that season, 19 in the Brazilian Série A, being the top scorer of the team along with Edílson. At the end of that year he has been transferred to Al-Ittihad.
Flamengo's supporters like to refer to him as the Brazilian Samuel Eto'o (they usually chant ôôôô... Obina é melhor que o Eto'o, "Obina is better than Eto'o"), a joke-reference to the Cameroonian Anzhi Makhachkala player. Obina was fundamental in helping Flamengo win the 2006 Brazilian Cup. He has often been compared with Fio Maravilha for his folkloric charm. Kléber Leite, Flamengo's Director of Football, once referred to him as being "culturally naive."
During Flamengo's Taça Guanabara semi-final match against Vasco da Gama on February 25, 2007, Obina injured his left knee's anterior cruciate ligament after scoring in the second minute of the match. Flamengo's doctors estimated that he will be out of action for six months.
Just a few games after his awaited return, Obina was suspended for 120 days after hitting Internacional's player Índio with his elbow during Flamengo's match against that team on September 8, 2007.
In the two final games of the 2008 Campeonato Carioca, Obina scored three goals against Botafogo and led Flamengo to win its 30th championship.
Obina was loaned to Palmeiras on May 25, 2009 until the end of the 2009 season. He debuted for Palmeiras on May 29, 2009 in a Copa Libertadores game against Nacional, scoring his first goal for the club on May 31, 2009, in a Série A game against Barueri.
On November 18, 2009 Obina was involved in some trouble with his teammate Maurício, both argued and tried to hit each other after the incident. Both were resigned from the club with two matches left to play in the season.
After a very brief stay in Flamengo, for merely two weeks (the first two of 2010), Obina signed a three years contract with Atlético Mineiro prior to their first official game of the season, against América Mineiro, on January 24, 2010. The contract grants Atlético Mineiro 50% of the rights over Obina, and it cost the club approximately 700,000 euros.
- (Correct as of May 5, 2011[update])
|Club||Season||State League||Brazilian Série A||Copa do Brasil||Copa Libertadores||Copa Sudamericana||Total|
|Club||Season||–||Chinese Super League||Cup||Continental||Other||Total|
- Bahia State Championship: 2004
- Copa do Brasil: 2006
- Taça Guanabara: 2007, 2008
- Taça Rio: 2009
- Rio de Janeiro State League: 2007, 2008, 2009
- Atlético Mineiro
- "Obina, do Flamengo, é condenado a 120 dias de suspensão por agressão" (in Portuguese). Folha Online. September 18, 2007. Retrieved September 28, 2007.
- "Em baixa, Obina troca Flamengo pelo Palmeiras" (in Portuguese). Terra. May 25, 2009. Retrieved May 25, 2009.
- "Libertadores: na estreia de Obina, Palmeiras tropeça e se complica" (in Portuguese). O Globo. May 29, 2009. Retrieved May 29, 2009.
- "Obina marca no empate do Palmeiras com o Barueri" (in Portuguese). O Globo. May 31, 2009. Retrieved May 31, 2009.
- "Obina hat-trick helps Palmeiras crush Corinthians". Four Four Two. July 27, 2009. Retrieved July 31, 2009.
- "Demitidos, Maurício e Obina deixam Porto Alegre sem o Palmeiras". Globoesporte.com. November 19, 2009. Retrieved November 19, 2009.
- "Palmeiras pair set for sack following fight". Four Four Two. November 19, 2009. Retrieved November 19, 2009.
- Presidente do Atlético-MG anuncia contratação de Obina (in Portuguese). ESPN Brasil. January 20, 2010. Retrieved January 21, 2010.
- Flamengo official website (Portuguese)
- Flaestatística (Portuguese)
- Obina's Official Website (Portuguese) (Portuguese)
- Obina's profile on Sambafoot
- Guardian Stats Centre
- zerozero.pt (Portuguese)
- Player Profile (Portuguese)