Delio Onnis

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Delio Onnis
Personal information
Date of birth (1948-03-24) 24 March 1948 (age 68)
Place of birth Giuliano di Roma, Italy
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
1963–1967 Almagro
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1966–1968 Almagro 18 (11)
1968–1971 Gimnasia LP 95 (53)
1971–1973 Reims 65 (39)
1973–1980 Monaco 231 (157)
1980–1983 Tours 110 (64)
1983–1986 Toulon 74 (39)
Teams managed
1990–1991 Toulon
1992–1995 Paris

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Delio Onnis (born 24 March 1948, in Giuliano di Roma) is a retired Argentine football forward. He was nicknamed "el Tano" (the Italian) in Argentina.

He is still today the French championship highest scorer, scoring 299 goals from 1972 to 1986 for Stade de Reims, AS Monaco FC, Tours FC and Sporting Toulon Var.


Born in Italy, he however, has Argentine citizenship and began his career in Argentina. He was the star striker in the successful team of Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata that finished third in 1970, known as "La Barredora" ("The Sweeper"). He joined Stade de Reims in 1971, which was a far less successful team than the one of fifteen years earlier and they struggled in Division 1. He then played for AS Monaco FC for seven years, scoring 157 goals. In 1980, despite playing in one of the best teams in Division 1, he signed for newly promoted and inexperienced team FC Tours, where he was twice again Division 1 leading goalscorer. In 1983, as Tours got relegated, he joined SC Toulon, where he finished his career in 1986.


External links and references[edit]

Barreaud, Marc (1998). Dictionnaire des footballeurs étrangers du championnat professionnel français (1932–1997). L'Harmattan, Paris. ISBN 2-7384-6608-7.