Donato Nardiello

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Donato Nardiello
Personal information
Date of birth (1957-04-09) 9 April 1957 (age 60)
Place of birth Cardigan, Wales
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1977–1981 Coventry City 33 (1)
1980 Detroit Express 29 (7)
1981 Washington Diplomats 18 (0)
1981–1982 Telford United
1982 Nuneaton Borough 12 (4)
National team
1977 Wales 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Donato Nardiello (born 1957) is a former Welsh international footballer.

He began his career as a trainee with Coventry City, and signed a professional contract in 1977.[1] The 1978-79 saw Donato playing in a Coventry's side containing Tommy Hutchison, Mick Ferguson, Ian Wallace, Terry Yorath, Graham Oakey, Bobby MacDonald and Jim Blyth. During his first season with the Sky Blues, he played twice for the Welsh international side.

Nardiello later played in the North American Soccer League between 1980 and 1981 for the Detroit Express and the Washington Diplomats.


He is the father of Daniel Nardiello who currently plays for Bangor City, the uncle of Michael Nardiello, who currently plays for West Bromwich Albion and also an uncle of Reis Ashraf, an English-born footballer representing the Pakistan national football team.


  1. ^ "COVENTRY CITY : 1946/47 - 2007/08". Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Database. Retrieved 26 November 2008. 

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