Bismarck's professional career began in 1987 playing for Vasco da Gama of Brazil. In 1993 he moved to Japan to play for the Verdy Kawasaki of the J1 League. During his three seasons at Verdy, Bismarck was twice selected as a member of the J. League Best Eleven, in 1994 and 1995. In 1997 he moved to Kashima Antlers, where he was again selected for the league's Best Eleven award in his first season with the new club. In 2002 he returned to Brazil to play for the Fluminense and the Goiás. However, in 2003 Bismarck would return to Japan to play for Vissel Kobe before retiring at the end of that season.