Manoel Dionantan Paiva Rodrigues is a professional football player from Brazil, who plays as a goalkeeper. Dionantan began his playing career in the youth academy at Ceara Sporting Clube. In 2010, he found his big break when he was picked for the first team at the club.
However with the likes of Fernando and Adilson ahead of him, playing time would be extremely hard to come by. Understanding this, and the fact that Dionantan would be the fourth choice keeper, even behind Diego Menezes, going on a loan move would be the best option!
Dionantan moved to Esporte Clube Pelotas, in the Brazilian Serie D division, on a loan move for 2011.