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Louis Pilot in 1963
|Full name||Louis Pilot|
|Date of birth||11 November 1940|
|Place of birth||Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg|
|Date of death||16 April 2016(aged 75)|
|Place of death||Senningen, Luxembourg|
|1953–1957||CS Fola Esch|
|1957–1961||CS Fola Esch|
|1972–1975||Royal Antwerp FC||125||(8)|
|1975–1978||R. Jet Bruxelles|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Pilot started his footballing career at his home town club CS Fola Esch, before signing for Belgian team Standard Liège at the age of 20. He went on to play 337 times for Standard, winning 4 Belgian league titles and 2 Belgian cups and then moved onto Royal Antwerp and Racing Jet. Pilot also represented the national team, winning 49 caps between 1959 and 1971, scoring seven goals in this time. He played in 14 FIFA World Cup qualification matches.
He retired from playing football in 1978.
Later that year, Pilot returned to Luxembourg and became the national team coach on 12 April, leading his nation in this capacity until 1984, when he became the head coach at the club where he had enjoyed his most successful playing period, Standard Liège. He lasted only one season at Standard, before returning to Luxembourg and taking up similar roles at Etzella Ettelbruck and FC Avenir Beggen, before assuming a less active role in football.
Honours (as a player)
- 1963, 1969, 1970,1971
- Belgian Cup: 2
- 1966, 1967
- 1966, 1970, 1971, 1972
- 1968, 1969
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- Bio - Profootball.lu (German)
- Standard stats - Standard Liege
- Luxembourg's Golden Player - UEFA
- Louis Pilot at National-Football-Teams.com