Brazilian professional volleyball player, who is best known for his nickname Dante. He is known for playing the position of outside hitter and is known for playing for the Greek Volleyball League for the Greek club P.A.O.K. Thessaloniki V.C.
With a passion for the sport at a young age, he began playing professionally in 1999 with the club Tres Coracoes. He then joined the Brazil men's national volleyball team.
As a member of the Brazil men's national volleyball team, he has won the Olympic gold medal in 2004.
He was born and raised in Itumbiara, GO, Brazil.
As a member of the Brazil national team, he can be seen in relation to other team members including Wallace de Souza.