|Date of birth||8 January 1963|
|Place of birth||Samarate, Italy|
|Height||1.81 m (5 ft 11 1⁄2 in)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Fortunato had a rather successful career at the top flight level, also spending two seasons with Serie A powerhouse Juventus from 1989 to 1991; during his time with the Bianconeri, Fortunato also won a UEFA Cup title in 1989–90
After his retirement, Fortunato started a coaching career as Emiliano Mondonico's assistant at Napoli and Cosenza, and then starting a head coaching career of his own with minor league teams Cuneo, Ivrea and Pergocrema.
In July 2010 he returned to work alongside his mentor Mondonico at Serie B club AlbinoLeffe, then taking over head coaching duties on 29 January 2011 after he was forced to take a sick leave due to health issues. Fortunato served as head coach for a total of two games, ended in a win and a loss, and returned to his previous assistant duties on 15 February 2011, after Mondonico successfully recovered from his health issues.
On 17 June 2011 he was permanently appointed as head coach of AlbinoLeffe, after Mondonico was forced to resign due to illness. He was sacked on 28 January 2012 due to poor results. In February 2014 he was appointed coach of Beira-Mar, Portuguese second division club from the city of Aveiro. In June 2014, Fortunato was sacked from the club.
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- "Mondonico: "Se avessi voluto un fratello minore, lo avrei voluto come Daniele Fortunato"" (in Italian). UC AlbinoLeffe. 15 February 2011. Retrieved 15 February 2011.
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- "Mondonico deve curarsi Addio all'Albinoleffe" (in Italian). La Repubblica. 17 June 2011. Retrieved 17 June 2011.
- "Comunicato stampa U.C. AlbinoLeffe" (in Italian). U.C. AlbinoLeffe. 28 January 2012. Retrieved 29 January 2012.
- "Daniele Fortunato acertou rescisão". A Bola. 5 June 2014. Retrieved 6 June 2014.
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