Mariano Armentano

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Armentano and the second or maternal family name is Lepera.
Mariano Armentano
Personal information
Full name Mariano Andrés Armentano Lepera
Date of birth (1974-07-12) 12 July 1974 (age 40)
Place of birth Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1994 Vélez Sársfield 23 (4)
1994–1995 Estudiantes LP 23 (10)
1995–1996 Racing Club 9 (0)
1996–1997 Basel 24 (2)
1997–1998 Vélez Sársfield 6 (0)
1998 Rosario Central 8 (0)
1998–2000 Elche 72 (19)
2000–2002 Osasuna 49 (8)
2002–2003 Elche 22 (4)
2003–2004 Algeciras 39 (14)
2004 Córdoba 18 (2)
2005–2007 Rayo Vallecano 64 (13)
Total 357 (76)

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

† Appearances (Goals).

Mariano Andrés Armentano Lepera (born 12 July 1974 in Buenos Aires) is an Argentine retired footballer who played as a striker.

He also holds Italian nationality, although he spent most of his professional career in Spain.

Football career[edit]

After beginning in his country with Club Atlético Vélez Sársfield, Estudiantes de La Plata and Racing Club de Avellaneda, Armentano had an unassuming stint in Switzerland with FC Basel, after which he returned to Vélez.

He then had a spell with Rosario Central, going on to spend the following eight years in Spain, with Elche CF (two stints), CA Osasuna, Algeciras CF, Córdoba CF and Rayo Vallecano. Only with Osasuna did he play in La Liga, being an offensive backup; he retired in 2007, aged 33.

In 2010 Armentano returned to Vélez, being appointed to the club's coaching staff.[1]


  1. ^ "Profile" (in Spanish). Vélez Sársfield. Retrieved 20 October 2010. 

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