|Full name||Davide Pinato|
|Date of birth||15 March 1964|
|Place of birth||Monza, Italy|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Davide Pinato (born 15 March 1964 in Monza) is an Italian goalkeeping coach and former footballer, who played as a goalkeeper. As of the 2015–16 season, he holds the 6th best Italian football record for the longest consecutive run without conceding a goal in Serie A, which he managed during the 1997–98 season, with Atalanta.
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