|Full name||Thiago Heleno Henrique Ferreira|
|Date of birth||17 September 1988|
|Place of birth||Sete Lagoas, Brazil|
|Height||1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Playing position||Centre back|
|2010||→ Corinthians (loan)||5||(1)|
|2011–2012||→ Palmeiras (loan)||43||(1)|
|2013||→ Criciúma (loan)||0||(0)|
|2014–2015||→ Figueirense (loan)||93||(6)|
|2016||→ Atlético Paranaense (loan)||33||(4)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 November 2018|
Born in Sete Lagoas, Minas Gerais, Thiago Heleno was a Cruzeiro youth graduate. He made his first team – and Série A – debut on 16 April 2006, coming on as a second-half substitute for injured Moisés in a 1–2 away loss against São Caetano.
Thiago Heleno scored his first professional goal on 3 June 2006, netting the first in a 2–0 win at Fortaleza. He finished the year with 17 appearances, losing his recently gained first-choice status in September.
Thiago Heleno appeared regularly for Raposa in the following years, being an undisputed starter in 2008. In August 2010 he was sold to ghost club Deportivo Maldonado, being subsequently loaned to fellow top league club Corinthians.
Thiago Heleno appeared in only five league matches (scoring in a 3–4 home loss against Atlético Goianiense), and was released at the end of the season. In January 2011 he moved to fierce rival Palmeiras.
On 26 March 2011, Thiago Heleno scored a double in a 3–0 Campeonato Paulista home win against Bragantino, which granted his team's qualification to the following round. He was released in December 2012, after the club's relegation.
In 2013 Thiago Heleno signed for Criciúma, but left the club in July after failing to make a single appearance for the club. On 15 January 2014 he joined Figueirense, winning promotion from Série B in his first season.
Thiago Heleno represented Brazil at under-17 and under-20 levels, winning the 2005 South American Under 17 Football Championship with the former and the 2007 South American Youth Championship with the latter.
- As of 25 March 2019
|Athletico Paranaense||2016||Série A||33||4||9||1||7||0||—||2[c]||0||51||5|
- Campeonato Mineiro: 2006, 2008, 2009
- Brazil U17
- Brazil U20
- "De virada, São Caetano derrota o Cruzeiro em estréia no ABC" [In a comeback, São Caetano defeats Cruzeiro in debut at the ABC] (in Portuguese). UOL Esporte. April 16, 2006. Retrieved December 25, 2015.
- "Cruzeiro vence em Fortaleza e pula para a liderança provisória" [Cruzeiro wins in Fortaleza and jumps to a provisional leadership] (in Portuguese). UOL Esporte. June 3, 2006. Retrieved December 25, 2015.
- "Corinthians confirma acerto e Thiago Heleno é regularizado na CBF" [Corinthians confirms deal and Thiago Heleno is registered at CBF] (in Portuguese). UOL Esporte. August 19, 2010. Retrieved December 25, 2015.
- "Thiago Heleno e Corinthians: os motivos de uma separação amigável" [Thiago Heleno and Corinthians: the reasons of a friendly separation] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. December 30, 2010. Retrieved December 25, 2015.
- "Palmeiras confirma Thiago Heleno e anuncia lateral Cicinho, ex-Santo André" [Palmeiras confirms Thiago Heleno and announces full-back Cicinho, ex-Santo André] (in Portuguese). ESPN Brasil. January 13, 2011. Retrieved December 25, 2015.
- "Thiago Heleno marca dois, Palmeiras vence e lidera" [Thiago Heleno scores two, Palmeiras wins and leads] (in Portuguese). Veja. March 26, 2011. Retrieved December 25, 2015.
- "Palmeiras faz limpa na defesa e oficializa mais 4 dispensas" [Palmeiras does a cleanup at the defense and turns four releases official] (in Portuguese). Terra. December 3, 2012. Retrieved December 25, 2015.
- "Sem ter estreado, Thiago Heleno está prestes a deixar o Criciúma" [Without debuting, Thiago Heleno is near to leave Criciúma] (in Portuguese). Terra. July 10, 2013. Retrieved December 25, 2015.
- "Figueirense apresenta zagueiro Thiago Heleno e atacante Dudu" [Figueirense presents stopper Thiago Heleno and forward Dudu] (in Portuguese). INfoesporte. January 15, 2014. Retrieved December 25, 2015.
- Thiago Heleno at Soccerway. Retrieved 26 December 2015.
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