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Birth date: 
September 30, 1980

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, currently playing for the RJX team from Rio de Janeiro.

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 has also been a member of the Brazil men's national volleyball team since 1999. Among the titles he has won with Brazil are 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. Amaral won the Best Spiker award in the 2011 South American Championship. His team won the Gold Medal and the 2011 World Cup berth.

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