Felipe Adão started in football in the base divisions of Flamengo and Vasco da Gama. Professionally, he started in Figueirense de Santa Catarina. He played in 2006 for Botafogo, in which he won the 2006 Carioca Champion after helping the club to win the Guanabara Cup. In the reopening of Maracanã, scored the last goal of the Botafogo victory against Vasco, with the score of 5 to 3 in January of 2006.

The promising striker rocked the net more often during the season that he played for Botafogo, reaching 6 goals in the same year, even with few opportunities as a starter in charge of coach Cuca. With the request of the own Felipe Adão to rescind his contract with Botafogo, several clubs from Brazil and abroad made proposals to count on the player, like Fluminense and Lucerne, of Switzerland. But in March 2007, the player hit with the leader of the Goiano Championship, Atlético Goianiense, aiming to win the regional title and a good participation in the Brazil Cup. In June 2007, he signed a two-year contract with Lucerne.

In the Baiano Championship  of 2011, was the highlight of Vitória da Conquista, and was the most beautiful goal of the championship. He was hired by Guarani for the Serie B match in 2011. He moved to FC Anyang from Korea in 2014 where he played the K League Challenge, helping the team to finish third. In 2015, played in Dubai in the teams Dibba Al Fujairah, where he was one of the protagonists of the First Division League championship – which had 11 games; Winning 11 wins and 10 goals for Felipe – and also at the Dubai Club.