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Name: Dario Gradi  
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Date of Birth: 8th July 1941
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Profession: Footballer
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Dario Gradi (born Milan, Italy, 8 July 1941) has become one of English football's most respected managers and coaches.

Playing career

Gradi never achieved stardom as a player (excepting an FA Cup appearance for non-league Sutton United F.C. against Leeds United F.C. in 1970).

Coaching career

Gradi embarked on an off-pitch career as a coach. His first positions were at Chelsea F.C., followed by Derby County F.C., Wimbledon F.C., and Orient.

Management career

He managed Wimbledon F.C. and Crystal Palace, before he eventually settled at Crewe, where he was appointed manager of Crewe Alexandra F.C. in June 1983. He took the club from the bottom of the then Fourth Division to the First Division by the late 1990s, becoming the League's longest serving manager in the process. He has since joined the Board of Directors.

His ability to spot talent in young players and to develop this is well-known. Graduates of the Gradi school include England internationals David Platt, Geoff Thomas, Danny Murphy and Seth Johnson, Welsh internationals Robbie Savage and David Vaughan and Northern Ireland internationals Neil Lennon and Steve Jones. A host of other players have achieved caps below 'full' international status - eg: schoolboy, under-18, under-21, etc.


The British dance music group Dario G is named in his honour.

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