Walter Spanghero (born 21 December 1943) is a former Frenchrugby union footballer. His father, Ferruccio Dante Spanghero, emigrated from Friuli, arriving in France in the 1930s to make a living as a bricklayer. He was a part of the French national team which won the 1968 Grand Slam in the Five Nations. He was also a part of the French side which won the Five Nations in 1967 and 1973. He played for France over 50 times. He played at number 8, lock and flanker. He famously had a very stormy relationship with his brother, Claude, who was also an international rugby player for France.
Former All Black Colin Meads, considered the greatest New Zealand rugby player in history, nominated Spanghero as his toughest international opponent.