Dante at Panathinaikos V.C.
|Full name||Dante Guimarães Santos do Amaral|
|Born||30 September 1980 (age 36)
|Height||201 cm / 6 ft 7 in|
Dante Guimarães Santos do Amaral (born 30 September 1980) is a Brazilian professional volleyball player, who is best known as Dante. Measuring 2.01 metres (6 ft 7 in) and 86 kilograms (190 lb), he plays in the position of outside hitter. He was born in Itumbiara. He is currently playing for Greek Volleyball League for Greek club P.A.O.K. Thessaloniki V.C.
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 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.
|Suzano São Paulo||Brazil||2000–2001||2000–2001|
|Minas Belo Horizonte||Brazil||2001–2002||2001–2002|
|VC Dynamo Moscow||Russia||2008–2009||2010–2011|
|EC São José||Brazil||2015-2016||2015-2016|
|P.A.O.K. Thessaloniki V.C.||Greece||2016-2017||-|
- National team
- 2004 World League "Best Receiver"
- 2004 Summer Olympics "Best Spiker"
- 2005 World League "Best Blocker"
- 2005 America's Cup "Most Valuable Player"
- 2005 America's Cup "Best Attacker"
- 2006 FIVB World Championship "Best Spiker"
- 2007 FIVB World Cup "Best Spiker"
- 2008 FIVB World League "Best Spiker"
- 2010 CEV Champions League "Best Spiker"
- 2010 Memorial of Hubert Jerzy Wagner "Best Receiver"
- 2011 South American Championship "Best Spiker"
- 2014 Kurowashiki Tournament "Ideal Player"
- "Team Roster – Brazil". fivb.org. Retrieved 3 January 2016.
- "AMARAL, Dante". Beijing2008.cn. Archived from the original on 2008-09-06.
- "Dante (full name: Dante Guimarães Santos do Amaral)". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2010-08-10.
- FIVB (25 September 2011). "Brazil book place in World Cup with South American Championship win". Retrieved 2011-09-29.
- profile at FIVB.org
|2006 FIVB World Championship's
Men's Best Spiker