Mariano Andres Armentano Lepera
Date of birth
(1974-07-12) 12 July 1974 (age 41)
Place of birth
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Mariano Andrés Armentano Lepera (born 12 July 1974) is an Argentine retired footballer who played as a striker.
He also held Italian nationality, although he spent most of his professional career in Spain.
Armentano was born in Buenos Aires. After beginning in his country with Club Atlético Vélez Sarsfield, Estudiantes de La Plata and Racing Club de Avellaneda, he had an unassuming stint in Switzerland with FC Basel, after which he returned to Vélez.
Armentano then signed 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 attacking backup; he retired in 2007, aged 33.
In 2010, Armentano returned to Vélez, being appointed to the club's coaching staff.