|Full name||Matheus de Jesus Dantas|
|Date of birth||5 September 1998|
|Place of birth||Campo Grande, Brazil|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26 February 2021|
Born in Mato Grosso do Sul, Dantas grew up supporting São Paulo and joined the club's youth team in 2013. In the following year, he switched to Flamengo. He broke his cruciate ligament in July 2016 and was ruled out of play for seven months. In 2017, he suffered a knee injury which also put him in the sidelines. Progressing through the youth teams, he went on to captain the under-20 team.
On 17 January 2018 Dantas made his first team debut coming on as a late substitute in a 2–0 win against Volta Redonda, in Campeonato Carioca. On 2 May, his contract was extended until 31 December 2019.
On 5 May 2019 Dantas played his first Campeonato Brasileiro Série A match at Estádio do Morumbi against São Paulo, he started the match as head coach Abel Braga fielded the whole team with reserves, the match ended 1–1.
- As of 26 October 2020.
- Appearance(s) in Campeonato Carioca.
- "Zagueiro do Flamengo na Copinha é destaque com lançamentos e cobranças de falta" [Flamengo's defender in the Copinha is highlighted with launches and charges of lack] (in Portuguese). Torcedores. 17 January 2018. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
- "São-paulino na infância, Dantas supera lesões e vira líder do Fla na Copinha" [Sao-paulino in childhood, Dantas overcomes injuries and becomes leader of Fla in the Cup]. Globo Esporte. 24 January 2018. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
- D'Souza, Gilvan (30 September 2018). "Fama de artilheiro e idolatria a Juan e Sergio Ramos: conheça Dantas, zagueiro promissor do Flamengo" [Fame of scorer and idolatry to Juan and Sergio Ramos: meet Dantas, promising defender of Flamengo] (in Portuguese). Coluna do Flamengo. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
- "Arrumado, corajoso e intenso: como o Fla usou a juventude para vencer o Voltaço" [Tidy, courageous and intense: how the Fla used the youth to win the Voltaço] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 17 January 2018. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
- "Flamengo renova contrato de zagueiro campeão da Copinha" [Flamengo renews champion Cup clerk contract] (in Portuguese). Terra. 2 May 2018. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
- "Com festival de garotos em campo, São Paulo e Flamengo empatam no Morumbi". Globoesporte.com. 5 May 2019. Retrieved 13 November 2019.
- "Flamengo acerta com Farense transferência de Matheus Dantas; resta assinatura do jogador". onefootball.com (in Portuguese). 21 July 2020. Retrieved 22 July 2020.
- "Matheus Dantas, ex-Flamengo, acerta com Oeste". colunadofla.com (in Portuguese). 20 August 2020. Retrieved 27 August 2020.
- Unwin, Will (23 November 2019). "Flamengo 2–1 River Plate: Copa Libertadores final – as it happened". The Guardian. Retrieved 15 December 2019.
- Vickery, Tim (27 February 2020). "Flamengo's Recopa win over Independiente a stepping stone to more glory". ESPN. Retrieved 27 February 2020.