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Dante

#4 | Defender

2022-2023 stats

General

14

games

1260

Minutes played

Starts

14

Substitute On

0

8

shots

975

passes

3

yellow
cards

0

red
card

3

yellow cards

0

red card

8

shots

975

passes

Goal

0

0

0

goal

inside the box

outside the box

Defending

26

tackles

24

interceptions

Passing

0

assist

Duels

61%

duels won

Dante

Profile
overview

Date de naissance de Dante

Date of Birth

October 18 1983

Lieu de naissance de Dante

Place of Birth

Salvador de Bahia (Brazil)

Pied fort de Dante

Strong foot

Left

Arrivée à Nice de Dante

Joined

Août 2016

Taille de Dante

Height

1m88

Poids de Dante

Weight

89 kg

Biography

Lille (2004-'06) was his first European stop, and after a brief introduction to Ligue 1, he moved across the border to Belgium where, after a six-month stint at Charleroi, he picked up his first league title and got a taste of European competition (Champions League and Europa League) with Standard Liege (January '07-January '09). His powerful build (1.88m, 85kg) and his finesse on the ball then enabled him to establish himself in the Bundesliga.

Lucien Favre made the Brazil international (13 caps, 2 goals) a permanent fixture in his Borussia Mönchengladbach defence before he moved to Bayern Munich two-and-a-half years later in summer 2012. Twelve months on, he would be a Champions League and Bundesliga title winner in a 2013 in which he helped the Bavarian giants to five major trophies. He would go on to win a further three German championships and help his country lift the Confederations Cup and reach the 2014 World Cup semi-finals.

After a season at Wolfsburg where he featured in 23 league games and nine Champions League encounters, he returned to France with Nice in 2016, becoming vice-captain of the side behind Paul Baysse, and contributing his vast experience to a youthful side that would finish the campaign in third place.

When Baysse left the club, 'El CommanDante' was the obvious choice to take on the captain's armband the next season, and he was the most-used player (4269 minutes in all competitions) by coach Favre. He continued his good form under Patrick Vieira, marshalling a rearguard that conceded just 35 Ligue 1 goals, the second-best record in the division. He made 36 appearances that season and reached the 100-game milestone for Le Gym in the 1-1 draw with PSG on 4 May, 2019.

In his fifth season in Rouge et Noir, Dante started the season in style. With the captain’s armband still around his arm, he even scored two goals at the start of the season, making it his best ever scoring record in the same Ligue 1 campaign. A record that he wasn’t able to add to, however, after he suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury during the convincing win over Angers (0-3).

Following some incredible work with the medical staff, Le Gym’s captain was back in shape ahead of the 2021-22 season, and Coach Galtier quickly ensured that he remained one of the stalwarts of his defence. With the benefit of his extensive experience, he was one of the main components of the best defence in the league (36 goals conceded). He was rewarded with a one year contract extension thanks to his impressive performances and the Brazilian is now preparing to head into his 7th season with Le Gym and will celebrate his 39th birthday in October.

Career

Season Club Div. Games Goals
2021/2022 2021/2022 Logo OGC Nice OGC Nice 1 38 0
2020/2021 2020/2021 Logo OGC Nice OGC Nice 1 11 2
2019/2020 2019/2020 Logo OGC Nice OGC Nice 1 25 1
2018/2019 2018/2019 Logo OGC Nice OGC Nice 1 37 1
2017/2018 2017/2018 Logo OGC Nice OGC Nice 1 48 2
2016/2017 2016/2017 Logo OGC Nice OGC Nice 1 39 0
2015/2016 2015/2016 Logo VfL Wolfsbourg VfL Wolfsbourg 1 35 1
2015/2016 2015/2016 Logo Bayern Munich Bayern Munich 1 2 0
2014/2015 2014/2015 Logo Bayern Munich Bayern Munich 1 39 0
2013/2014 2013/2014 Logo Bayern Munich Bayern Munich 1 47 4
2012/2013 2012/2013 Logo Bayern Munich Bayern Munich 1 45 1
2011/2012 2011/2012 Logo Borussia Mönchengladbach Borussia Mönchengladbach 1 38 0