Dell'OstePierre DELL'OSTE


BornOct 6, 1947
Codognan, FRANCE
Age76 years old
Size1.78 m
AC AvignonAC Avignon
Pierre Dell'Oste was a striker, born in Codognan, in the Gard region of the South of France. He began his career with Montpellier in 1965, staying there two seasons in the Second Division. In 1967, he was signed by AS Monaco, in the First Division, to play as a centre-forward. He would spend four years playing in the Principality, the first two in the top flight, the two seasons thereafter in the second tier. He finished 4th in the goalscoring charts of the Second Division in 1970/1971, with 19 goals to his name, playing a major part in their promotion back to the First Division. After spending the beginning of the subsequent 1971/1972 season with Monaco, he left in December 1971 to join Nimes. He would have an exceptional spell at the club of one-and-a-half seasons, finishing 2nd in the First Division and playing in their UEFA Cup journey the following year. His career continued after that in Brittany, signing for Stade Rennais in 1973. He would only play an intermittent part in the team, however, in his first two years with the club, with a couple of sporadic runs in the starting line-up. After starting his stay with Rennes playing as an out-and-out striker, he was gradually converted to a left winger role, and became first-choice in the 1975/1976 season. Stade Rennais had ended up relegated before that season, and he realised his best season in Red and Black. In 1976, he returned to his first club, Montpellier where he spent a season playing in the Third Division, before ending his career with Arles in the Second Division between 1977-1979. After hanging up his boots, he retrained to work in the agricultural industry