Dominique D'Onofrio

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Personal information
Date of birth(1953-04-18)18 April 1953
Place of birth Castelforte, Italy
Date of death 12 February 2016(2016-02-12) (aged 62)
Place of death Buenos Aires, Argentina
Senior career*
1974–1975 R.R.F.C. Montegnée
1975–1976 Ans FC
1976–1977 RJS Bas-Oha
1977–1982 Ans FC
Teams managed
1994–1995 Tilleur Saint-Nicolas
1995–1996 RFC Union La Calamine
1996–1997 R.R.F.C. Montegnée
2000–2001 Standard de Liège
2002–2006 Standard de Liège
2010–2011 Standard de Liège
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Dominique D'Onofrio (18 April 1953 12 February 2016) was an Italo-Belgian football coach, later chairman. He was born on in Castelforte, Italy.

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He was coachbuilder until his brother bought out Standard Liège and enabled him to integrate a professional club. At Standard de Liège since 1998, at first with the U6 (youth, scouting and contracts), he quickly took over from Tomislav Ivić (with Christian Labarbe) for 2000–01. He took charge for the first team for three matches in December 2000. In January 2001, he took over from Michel Preud'homme until July 2002.

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Adored by some supporters who appreciated the results gained under his leadership, reviled by others who disliked his gameplay and recourse to a long-ball system, he left his post in May 2005, before being named a few weeks later after the club failed to find a replacement. This provoked great remorse from those supporters who had campaigned for his firing, who apologised a few days before his return was announced.

In May 2006, he left the post of coach for good, and became sporting director with technical director (Michel Preud'homme). Although the club had qualified for the first time for the third preliminary round of the Champions League, he was hounded by supporters after the last game of the season, where they failed to win their first championship since 1983. He stated that he held himself responsible for this.

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Becoming sporting director of Standard de Liège and technical director in July 2006, he was in charge of scouting and recruitment. Two months later, when Michel Preud'homme took over from Johan Boskamp, and appointed his own staff, looking for immediate results, Dominique D'Onofrio became technical director and looked to improve the club's results.

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On 10 February 2010, due to bad results at the club, he ended the contract of László Bölöni, Dominique D'Onofrio took over as head coach of Standard until June 2010. [1]

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He died in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from a cardiac arrest on 12 February 2016. He was 62 years old

Under his leadership, Standard de Liège obtained the following results in the Championship:



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  1. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 13 February 2010. Retrieved 15 February 2010. Rédaction Dominique D'Onofrio. 10 February 2010. Consulted 10 February 2010