Donato Nardiello

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Donato Nardiello
Personal information
Date of birth (1957-04-09) 9 April 1957 (age 62)
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 Welsh former 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 plays for Bangor City, the brother of Gerry Nardiello,[2] 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 Transfer Database. Retrieved 26 November 2008.
  2. ^ Nakrani, Sachin (10 August 2009). "From top to bottom: one player's fight to keep his career alive". The Guardian. Retrieved 17 November 2018.

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