Louis Pilot, Luxembourgian football player and manager, Died at 75


Louis Pilot was born on November 11, 1940, and died on April 16, 2016.

He was a Luxembourgian football player and manager.

During November 2003, to celebrate UEFA’s jubilee, Pilot was selected by the Luxembourg Football Federation as the country’s Golden Player – the greatest player of the last 50 years.

He started his footballing career at his hometown club, CS Fola Esch, before signing for Belgian team Standard Liège at the age of 20.

Louis Pilot 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.

He also represented the national team, winning 49 caps between 1959 and 1971, scoring seven goals in this time.

Louis has played in 14 FIFA World Cup qualification matches.

Louis Pilot retired from playing football in 1978.

After that year, he 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.

Pilot serve for 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.

Louis Pilot passed away at 75 yrs old.