Osvaldo Piazza

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Osvaldo Piazza
Oswaldo Piazza (en 1976).jpg
Personal information
Full name Osvaldo José Piazza
Date of birth (1947-04-06) 6 April 1947 (age 72)
Place of birth Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
Club Atlético Lanús
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1967–1972 Lanús 113 (1)
1972–1979 AS Saint-Étienne 244 (19)
1979–1982 Vélez Sársfield 104 (0)
1982–1983 AS Corbeil-Essonnes ? (?)
National team
1972–1977 Argentina 15 (0)
Teams managed
1982–1983 AS Corbeil-Essonnes
1990–1991 CA Almirante Brown
1992–1994 Club Olimpia
1994–1997 Club Atlético Vélez Sársfield
1997–1998 Universitario de Deportes
2000–2002 Club Atlético Independiente
2002 Universitario de Deportes
2003 Club Libertad
2004 Atlético de Rafaela
2004– AS Saint-Étienne (Sport administrator and scout)
2005– Talleres de Córdoba (Sport director)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Osvaldo José Piazza (born 6 April 1947 in Buenos Aires) is a former Argentine football defender, now a manager.


He arrived at AS Saint-Étienne, in 1972, replacing new coach Robert Herbin at fullback position. He was associated with Christian Lopez and had the habit to help the team offensively. He won lots of titles with AS Saint-Étienne. He was very popular at this time, and Bernard Sauvat wrote a song dedicated to him. Piazza earned 15 caps for Argentina, but could not participate to 1978 FIFA World Cup in his country due to family problems even though César Luis Menotti wanted him in the squad. In 1979, he played for Club Atlético Vélez Sársfield, before coming back to France with AS Corbeil-Essonnes, as player-coach but it was a failure.


As a player
As a coach

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