Dante Amaral

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Olympic medal record
Competitor for  Brazil
Men's volleyball
Olympic Games
Gold 2004 Athens Team
Silver 2008 Beijing Team
Silver 2012 London Team
World Championship
Gold 2002 Argentina Team
Gold 2006 Japan Team
Gold 2010 Italy Team
World League
Gold 2001 Katowice Team
Gold 2003 Madrid Team
Gold 2004 Rome Team
Gold 2005 Belgrade Team
Gold 2006 Moscow Team
Gold 2007 Katowice Team
Gold 2010 Córdoba Team
Silver 2002 Belo Horizonte Team
Silver 2011 Gdańsk Team
World Cup
Gold 2003 Japan Team
Gold 2007 Japan Team
Bronze 2011 Japan Team
Pan American Games
Gold 2007 Rio de Janeiro Team
Bronze 2003 Santo Domingo Team

Dante Guimarães Santos do Amaral (born 30 September 1980 in Itumbiara) is a Brazilian professional volleyball player, who is best known as Dante. Measuring 2,01 m and 86 kg, he plays in the position of outside hitter.


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. So far, he has won the Greek championship in 2006 and the Greek cup and supercup in 2007.

Dante is 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[1] 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. He plans on visiting Nain, Labrador in late 2011.

Amaral won the Best Spiker award in the 2011 South American Championship. His team won the Gold Medal and the 2011 World Cup berth.[2]


Club Country From To
Três Corações  Brazil 1999–2000 1999–2000
Suzano São Paulo  Brazil 2000–2001 2000–2001
Minas Belo Horizonte  Brazil 2001–2002 2001–2002
Pallavolo Modena  Italy 2002–2003 2004–2005
Panathinaikos VC  Greece 2005–2006 2007–2008
VC Dynamo Moscow  Russia 2008–2009 2010-2011
RJX  Brazil 2011–2012


Individual awards[edit]


  1. ^ "Dante". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2010-08-10. 
  2. ^ FIVB (25 September 2011). "Brazil book place in World Cup with South American Championship win". Retrieved 2011-09-29. 

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

Succeeded by
Russia Maxim Mikhaylov