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World League 2010
21st Edition

- BRA / Brazil - Player's biography
Team name  Dante
First name Dante
Last name Amaral
Age (birth date) 40  (30/09/1980)
Hometown Itumbiara/GO
Languages Portuguese
Position Height Weight Spike Block
Wing-spiker 201 cm 86 kg 345 cm 327 cm
National Selections Olympic W.Champ. Other Total  
  16 21 125 162
Volleyball career
International debut Chile 
Club debut Clube dos 50
Actual Club Panasonic Panthers 
Hobbies Going to the beach, listening to music 
Favourites Books: The Alchimist
Food: Brazilian
Movie: Action
Music: Rock
Other sports: Football

Height: 2,01m
Weight: 86 kg
Date of birth: 30/09/80
Born in: Itumbiara (GO)
Club: Dinamo Moscow (RUS)

Dante has an impressive palmares with five South American Championship titles (1999, 2001, 2003, 2005 and 2007) and six World League gold medals (2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007). He played three Olympics Games, finishing sixth in Sydney in 2000, first in Athens in2004, and second in Beijing in 2008. He won two America’s Cup titles, in 1999 and 2001, and the 2003 FIVB World Cup. When he played with the Junior national side, he was South American Champ. Last season, he played for Panathinaikos, Greece. He won two World titles, in 2002, in Argentina, and in 2006, in Japan. In 2007, he collected gold medals at the South American Championship, and Pan-American Games. He closed up this successful year with a gold medal at the FIVB World Cup. In 2008, he was chosen best spiker of the FIVB World League. After a quick return to Brazil to defend Brasil Vôlei Clube, the spiker moved back to Russian Dinamo Moscow.


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