|Date of birth||18 April 1953|
|Place of birth||Castelforte, Italy|
|Date of death||12 February 2016 62)(aged|
|Place of death||Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|1995–1996||RFC Union La Calamine|
|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|
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