Daniele Zoratto (Italian pronunciation: [daˈnjɛːle dzoˈratto]; born 15 November 1961) is an Italian association football coach and former player who played as a midfielder.

Daniele Zoratto
Personal information
Date of birth (1961-11-15) 15 November 1961 (age 58)
Place of birth Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
Playing position Central midfielder
Club information
Current team
Italy U19 (head coach)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1978–1979 Piobbico ? (?)
1979–1980 Casale 4 (0)
1980–1981 Bellaria ? (?)
1981–1982 Cesena 7 (0)
1982–1983 Rimini 32 (1)
1983–1989 Brescia 167 (6)
1989–1994 Parma 144 (0)
1994–1995 Padova 17 (0)
National team
1993 Italy 1 (0)
Teams managed
1995–1997 Voluntas Calcio
1997–2002 Brescia (youth team)
2002–2004 Parma (technical assistant)
2004–2006 Parma (assistant coach)
2006–2007 Modena
2008–2009 Modena
2009–2010 Torino (assistant coach)
2010–2011 Italy U19
2011– Italy U16 & Italy U17
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only


Zoratto is best known as one of the AC Parma most prominent players during the early 1990s. Notably, he played for Parma from 1989, the year in which the gialloblu promoted to Serie A for their first time ever, to 1994, winning a European Super Cup and a Cup Winners' Cup with the team. He was also capped one time for the Italy national football team by coach Arrigo Sacchi for a 1994 FIFA World Cup qualification match against Switzerland.

In 2006, after a few years as Parma youth coach, he became head coach of Serie B club Modena F.C., with his old fellow player Luigi Apolloni, a former Italy international too, as assistant. Zoratto was however sacked on February 2007 because of lack of impressive results. On April 2008 he was re-appointed at the helm of Modena as replacement for Bortolo Mutti, sacked because of poor results.[1]

He was confirmed at the helm of the canarini ( canaries ) for the 2008–09 season, however poor results and club problems led his team to a bottom-table place in the mid-season, this resulting to Zoratto and Modena parting company on January 26, 2009, with assistant manager Apolloni taking over from him.[2]

On November 2009 he was appointed new assistant manager at Torino as part of the new coaching staff of new trainer Mario Beretta, a position he left in January 2010.[3]

On August 2010 he was appointed as new head coach of the Italy U19 team.


  1. ^ "Modena: via Mutti, torna Zoratto" (in Italian). RAI Sport. 2008-04-20. Archived from the original on 2008-04-24. Retrieved 2008-04-26.
  2. ^ "Cambia la guida tecnica al Modena F.C." (in Italian). Modena FC. 2009-01-26. Archived from the original on 2009-02-01. Retrieved 2009-01-26.
  3. ^ "Zoratto diventa cuore Toro". Bresciaoggi (in Italian). 2009-12-02. Retrieved 2009-12-05.