Pilot started his footballing career at his home town club CS Fola Esch, before signing for Belgian team Standard Liège at the age of 20. He 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. Pilot also represented the national team, winning 49 caps between 1959 and 1971, scoring seven goals in this time. He played in 14 FIFA World Cup qualification matches.
Later that year, Pilot returned to Luxembourg and became the national team coach on April 12, 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. He lasted 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.