|Place of birth Rapallo, Italy|
Spouse Rita Nela
Height 1.77 m
Name Sebastiano Nela
Date of birth (1961-03-13) 13 March 1961 (age 60)
Similar Franco Tancredi, Roberto Pruzzo, Ubaldo Righetti
ICC 2017 Schedule Announcement: Sebastiano Nela
Sebastiano Nela (born 13 March 1961), is an Italian former footballer who played as a defender, usually as a full-back on the left flank, due to his stamina, tenacity and work-rate. He began his club career with Genoa, and later moved to Roma, where he spent most of his career, winning a Serie A title and three Coppa Italia titles; he retired in 1994, after two seasons Napoli. At international level, he represented the Italy national football team on five occasions between 1984 and 1987, and participated at the 1986 FIFA World Cup and the 1984 Olympics. He is a member of the A.S. Roma Hall of Fame.
- ICC 2017 Schedule Announcement Sebastiano Nela
- Sebastiano Nela Genoa
- Club career
- International career
- After retirement
Sebastiano Nela Genoa
A surly and hard-working left-footed defender, Nela began his career with Genoa. He was bought by Serie A side Roma, making his debut in a 0–0 draw with Avellino on 13 September 1981. He made 28 appearances for the Roma team that won the Scudetto in 1983.
Nela was injured in an accident in 1987 and was forced to miss almost a year of football. The singer Antonello Venditti dedicated his song "Correndo correndo", which appears on his 1988 album In questo mondo di ladri, to Nela.
Nela's performances for Roma earned him a call-up to the Italian national team, making his debut against West Germany on 22 May 1984.
Nela made a total of five appearances for the Italian national team. Nela was a member of the Italian squad for the 1986 FIFA World Cup, although he did not play; Italy went out in the round of 16. He also made three appearances at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles, helping Italy to a fourth place finish in the tournament.
Following his retirement, Nela has worked as a commentator for various national and satellite channels; he currently works for Mediaset Premium.