Daniele Di Donato

Daniele Di Donato (born 21 February 1977) is an Italian football manager and a former midfielder, currently in charge of Arezzo.

Daniele Di Donato
Personal information
Date of birth (1977-02-21) 21 February 1977 (age 42)
Place of birth Giulianova, Italy
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Central midfielder
Club information
Current team
Arezzo (Manager)
Youth career
1995–1996 Torino
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–1997 Torino 8 (1)
1997 Castel di Sangro 0 (0)
1997–1998 Siena 20 (1)
1998–2000 Lodigiani 62 (1)
2000–2004 Palermo 133 (4)
2004–2005 Siena 23 (0)
2005–2007 Arezzo 77 (1)
2007–2013 Ascoli 207 (3)
2013–2014 Cittadella 3 (0)
Teams managed
2015–2016 Modena (U17)
2016–2017 Modena (U19)
2017–2018 Jesina
2018–2019 ArzignanoChiampo
2019– Arezzo
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Playing careerEdit

Di Donato, nicknamed Dido, started his professional career with Torino (then in Serie B). He is best known for having spent a total of four seasons with Palermo, being protagonist of two promotions that led the Sicilians from Serie C1 to Serie A, and being a fan favourite during his stay with the rosanero with a total of 133 appearances. He also played a Serie A season with Siena in 2005–2006. After two seasons with Arezzo of Serie B, in 2007 he signed a contract with Ascoli.

Coaching careerEdit

After retirement, Di Donato joined Modena as a youth coach. He successively accepted to become head coach of Serie D club Jesina for the 2017–18 season.[1]

He was then named new head coach of ArzignanoChiampo, which he guided to promotion to Serie C on his first season in charge. He left the club at the end of the 2018–19 season to become manager of Arezzo.[2]


  1. ^ Jesina, per la panchina c'è l'ex Ascoli Di Donato‚ centropagina.it, 13 December 2017
  2. ^ Dal Canto rescinde, Di Donato in arrivo ad Arezzo, teletruria.it, 27 June 2019

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