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Daniel Amadeo Tiatto

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Born: 22/5 1973
Birthplace: Melbourne (Australia)
Nationality: Australia (25/1)
Height: 5`7" (170cm)
Weight: 12st. 0lb (75kg)
Position: Left Back/Midfield

League Appearances:

Season: Club: App Gls App Gls App Gls
1994-1996 Melbourne Knights (AUS) 39 2 0 0 0 0
1996-1997 Salernitana (ITA) (loan) 11 1 0 0 0 0
1997-1998 Baden (SUI) - - - - - -
1997-1998 Stoke City (loan) 15 1 0 0 0 0
1998-1999 Manchester City 17 0       1
1999-2000 Manchester City 35 0       0
2000-2001 Manchester City 33 2       0
2001-2002 Manchester City 37 1       0
2002-2003 Manchester City 13 0       0
2003-2004 Manchester City 4 0 4 0 10 0
2004- Leicester City - - - - - -
Total: 200 7        

Danny Tiatto was regarded as a rough player in Australia, were he recieved numerous bookings and was also fined $2.500 after a fight involving several players during a match between Melbourne Knights and Newcastle Breakers. His whole hearted play has won him 9 caps, and the chance to represent Australia in the 1996 Olympics - he was sent-off during the opening game against France.

Danny decided to leave Melbourne Knights after the 1995/96 season and joined Serie B club Salernitana, and later Baden FC. Danny first appeared in a City shirt came as a triallist in a pre season game where he impressed but while City were thinking on whether to sign the defender he decided to go for a loand deal with Stoke City instead. Danny spent 3 month on loan at Stoke, to help them out of the relegation battle of division 1. His last game for Stoke was the closing day 2-5 defeat against the blues. He realised the error of his ways though and then signed for City via FC Baden in Switzerland for £300,000 in 1998. Since then Danny has been both hero and villain in fairly equal measure with his competitive displays sometimes boiling over resulting in red cards.

During the 2000/2001 Premiership season Danny had the season of his life and won the player of the year title. He also came second in a general fans poll on the PFA website. A string of fine displays in midfield with his powerful running with the ball did the trick, although, too often his shots were way off target. There was no faulting his effort though and, being in the position we were in this led to the obvious rumours of a big money move elsewhere.

Danny was a regular during Citys roller-coaster ride from the 2nd Division to the Premiership, back to the 1st Division and then back to the Premiership again. The arrival of Stuart Pearce, Niclas Jensen and Michael Tarnat ment that Danny could not expect a regular place in the team. His hot temper also did him no good, and with injuries on top of that he was more out of the team than in it during his last couple of seasons. Finally he was released by Kevin Keegan at the end of the 2003/2004 season, and in June 2004 the defender agreed a two-year contract with Leicester City.

Provided by: Svenn A. Hanssen, svenn@hanssen.priv.no