2 Sep. 2019
A central defender with a strong presence in the backline, Morato is physically strong (1.90 m), left-footed, skillful, and likes to build from the back
Morato had a spell at Portuguesa dos Desportos (2013 to 2014) and, then, played at the São Paulo development teams for four years before moving to Benfica. He won four titles in Brazil: the São Paulo Cup (2019), the U-20 Brazilian Super Cup (2018), the U-17 J-League Cup Sub-17 (2018), and the Salvador Cup (2017).
From September 2019 (he was then 18 years old) to the beginning of February 2021, when he has promoted to Benfica's first team, Morato made 46 appearances with an eagle on his chest: ten with the U-19s, two with the U-23s, 32 with the B team and two with the first team and scored four goals.
The center back debut with the first team took place on December 21, 2019. Morato played 90 minutes in the match against V. Setúbal for the League Cup.