Dante Amaral

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Dante Amaral
Personal information
Full name Dante Guimarães Santos do Amaral
Nationality Brazilian
Born 30 September 1980 (1980-09-30) (age 36)
Itumbiara, Brazil
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.[1] He was born in Itumbiara.[2] He is currently playing for Greek Volleyball League for Greek club P.A.O.K. Thessaloniki V.C.


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[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. 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.[4]


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 2011-2012
Panasonic Panthers  Japan 2012–2013 2013-2014
Funvic Taubaté  Brazil 2014–2015 2015-2016
EC São José  Brazil 2015-2016 2015-2016
P.A.O.K. Thessaloniki V.C.  Greece 2016-2017 -


Individual awards[edit]


  1. ^ "Team Roster – Brazil". fivb.org. Retrieved 3 January 2016. 
  2. ^ "AMARAL, Dante". Beijing2008.cn. Archived from the original on 2008-09-06. 
  3. ^ "Dante (full name: Dante Guimarães Santos do Amaral)". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2010-08-10. 
  4. ^ FIVB (25 September 2011). "Brazil book place in World Cup with South American Championship win". Retrieved 2011-09-29. 

External links[edit]

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

Succeeded by
Russia Maxim Mikhaylov