Dante Amaral

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Dante Amaral
Personal information
Full nameDante Guimarães Santos do Amaral
Born30 September 1980 (1980-09-30) (age 39)
Itumbiara, GO, Brazil
Height201 cm (6 ft 7 in)
Weight86 kg (190 lb)
Spike345 cm (136 in)
Block327 cm (129 in)
Volleyball information
PositionOutside spiker
Current clubRetired
1999–2000Três Corações
2000–2001Suzano São Paulo
2001–2002Minas Tênis Clube
2002–2005Pallavolo Modena
2005–2008Panathinaikos V.C.
2008–2011VC Dynamo Moscow
2012–2014Panasonic Panthers
2014–2015Funvic Taubaté
2015–2016EC São José
2016–2017PAOK Thessaloniki
2017–2018Funvic Taubaté
National team

Dante Guimarães Santos do Amaral (born 30 September 1980) is a former Brazilian professional volleyball player, who is best known as Dante. Measuring 2.01 metres (6 ft 7 in) and 86 kilograms (190 lb), he played in the position of outside hitter.[1] He was born in Itumbiara.[2]


Early years[edit]


Dante began his professional career in 1999 with the club Tres Corações. After another two years at Brazilian clubs Suzano São Paulo and Minas Belo Horizonte, in 2002 he got transferred to Italy, playing with Pallavolo Modena, where he won the CEV Cup. In 2005 he joined Greek team Panathinaikos. He won the Greek championship in 2006 and the Greek cup and supercup in 2007.

Dante was also a member of the Brazil men's national volleyball team since 1999. Among the titles he has won with Brazil is the Olympic gold medal in 2004[3] and the World Championship in 2002 and 2006. In both the 2004 Olympic Games and 2006 World Championship he was nominated as the best spiker, while he was the best blocker in 2005 World League.

Amaral won the Best Spiker award in the 2011 South American Championship. His team won the Gold Medal and the 2011 World Cup berth.[4]

Sporting achievements[edit]


CEV Champions League[edit]

CEV Challenge Cup[edit]

National team[edit]



  1. ^ "Team Roster – Brazil". fivb.org. Retrieved 3 January 2016.
  2. ^ "AMARAL, Dante". Beijing2008.cn. Archived from the original on 6 September 2008.
  3. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Dante (full name: Dante Guimarães Santos do Amaral)". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 10 August 2010.
  4. ^ FIVB (25 September 2011). "Brazil book place in World Cup with South American Championship win". Retrieved 29 September 2011.

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Brazil André Nascimento
2006 FIVB World Championship's
Men's Best Spiker

Succeeded by
Russia Maksim Mikhaylov