Center back who joined the French Ligue 1 club Nice in 2016. He has also played for Vfl Wolfsburg, Bayern Munich, and Borussia Monchengladbach, among others. He became a member of the Brazilian national team in 2013.
He debuted professionally with Juventude in 2002 after spending a year in the club's youth system.
He entered his first World Cup competition with Brazil in 2014.
He was born Dante Bonfim Costa Santos in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. He married Jocelyn Costa Santos, they have two children.
He became teammates with star defender Philipp Lahm on Bayern Munich in 2012.