Jose Luis Chilavert

Date of birth27 July 1965
Place of birthLuque
NationalityParaguayan
Weight90 kg
Height1.88 m
PositionGoalkeeper

Probably the best-known player produced by Paraguay he is a goalkeeper with a keen eye for goal scoring both penalties and free kicks. He has had a long playing career starting at local club Sportivo Luqueno when aged just fifteen, moved to play for Guarani, winning the Paraguayan Championship in 1984, and San Lorenzo before leaving Paraguay to play in Spain for Real Zaragoza in 1988. He made his first international appearance in August 1989 against Columbia and has been a regular in the team when fit ever since. He moved from Spain in 1991 to play in Argentina for Velez Sarsfield where he won a hatful of trophies including three championships (1993,1996 and 1998) and a Copa Libertadores in 1994. He moved to his current club Strasbourg in 2000 and has continued to play at a high level. He will miss the first two matches here as he is suspended for spitting at Roberto Carlos in a qualifying match and he will hope the team qualify so he can make an international swan song. Despite his age he is a world-class goalkeeper with great reflexes and shot stopping ability.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Strasbourg
Sportivo Luqueno
Guarani Asuncion
San Lorenzo 01 Jul 1984 01 Jul 1988
Real Zaragoza 01 Jul 1988 01 Jul 1991
Vélez Sarsfield 01 Jul 1991 01 Jan 2001

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Clean sheets Conceded Y R
2000-01 Rest of the World Representative 1 1
2000-01 Strasbourg French Championnat 17 4 23
2
2001-02 Strasbourg UEFA Cup 2 4


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
03 Jan 2001 Japan / South Korea v Rest of the World D 1-1 Representative


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Clean sheets Conceded Y R
1980-81 Paraguay South America Youth Championship 1 1
1989-90 Paraguay FIFA World Cup 2 2
1990-91 Paraguay Copa Paz 2 1
1991-92 Paraguay Copa America 4 2 8
1992-93 Paraguay Copa America 4 1 6
1993-94 Paraguay FIFA World Cup 6 7
1995-96 Paraguay FIFA World Cup 2 1 1
1995-96 Paraguay International Friendly 1 1
1996-97 Paraguay Copa America 4 1 5
1996-97 Paraguay FIFA World Cup 6 1 4
1
1996-97 Paraguay International Friendly 1
1997-98 Paraguay FIFA World Cup 6 1 3
1
1997-98 Paraguay International Friendly 4 1 11
1997-98 Paraguay Kirin Cup 2 2
1999-00 Paraguay Copa Paz 1
1999-00 Paraguay FIFA World Cup 3 1 3
1
1999-00 Paraguay International Friendly 6 3 2
1
1
2000-01 Paraguay FIFA World Cup 8 4 4
3
2000-01 Paraguay Kirin Cup 1 1
2001-02 Paraguay FIFA World Cup 6 10
1
2001-02 Paraguay International Friendly 2 2
2001-02 Paraguay Kirin Cup 1 2
2002-03 Paraguay International Friendly 2 3


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
15 Feb 1981 Paraguay v Colombia D 1-1 SAYC
27 Aug 1989 Paraguay v Colombia W 2-1 FIFA World Cup South America group 2
10 Sep 1989 Paraguay v Ecuador W 2-1 FIFA World Cup South America group 2
14 Jun 1991 Bolivia v Paraguay W 0-1 Paz del Chaco Cup
16 Jun 1991 Paraguay v Bolivia D 0-0 Paz del Chaco Cup
06 Jul 1991 Paraguay v Peru W 1-0 Copa America Group A
10 Jul 1991 Paraguay v Venezuela W 5-0 Copa America Group A
12 Jul 1991 Argentina v Paraguay L 4-1 Copa America Group A
14 Jul 1991 Chile v Paraguay L 4-0 Copa America Group A
18 Jun 1993 Paraguay v Chile W 1-0 Copa America Group B
21 Jun 1993 Paraguay v Peru D 1-1 Copa America Group B
24 Jun 1993 Brazil v Paraguay L 3-0 Copa America Group B
26 Jun 1993 Ecuador v Paraguay L 3-0 Copa America Quarter-final
02 Aug 1993 Colombia v Paraguay D 0-0 FIFA World Cup South America group A
08 Aug 1993 Paraguay v Argentina L 1-3 FIFA World Cup South America group A
15 Aug 1993 Paraguay v Peru W 2-1 FIFA World Cup South America group A
22 Aug 1993 Paraguay v Colombia D 1-1 FIFA World Cup South America group A
29 Aug 1993 Argentina v Paraguay D 0-0 FIFA World Cup South America group A
05 Sep 1993 Peru v Paraguay D 2-2 FIFA World Cup South America group A
21 Apr 1996 Paraguay v Bosnia and Herzegovina W 3-0 International Friendly
24 Apr 1996 Colombia v Paraguay L 1-0 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
02 Jun 1996 Uruguay v Paraguay W 0-2 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
01 Sep 1996 Argentina v Paraguay D 1-1 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
09 Oct 1996 Paraguay v Chile W 2-1 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
10 Nov 1996 Paraguay v Ecuador W 1-0 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
15 Dec 1996 Bolivia v Paraguay D 0-0 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
12 Feb 1997 Paraguay v Peru W 2-1 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
02 Apr 1997 Paraguay v Colombia W 2-1 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
04 Jun 1997 USA v Paraguay D 0-0 International Friendly
11 Jun 1997 Chile v Paraguay W 0-1 Copa America Group A
14 Jun 1997 Paraguay v Ecuador L 0-2 Copa America Group A
17 Jun 1997 Argentina v Paraguay D 1-1 Copa America Group A
22 Jun 1997 Brazil v Paraguay L 2-0 Copa America Quarter-final
10 Sep 1997 Paraguay v Bolivia W 2-1 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
12 Oct 1997 Paraguay v Venezuela W 1-0 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
08 Feb 1998 Paraguay v Poland W 4-0 International Friendly
22 Apr 1998 Italy v Paraguay L 3-1 International Friendly
17 May 1998 Japan v Paraguay D 1-1 KIRIN CUP
21 May 1998 Czech Republic v Paraguay L 1-0 KIRIN CUP
01 Jun 1998 Netherlands v Paraguay L 3-1 International Friendly
03 Jun 1998 Romania v Paraguay L 3-2 International Friendly
12 Jun 1998 Paraguay v Bulgaria D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Finals Group D
19 Jun 1998 Spain v Paraguay D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Finals Group D
24 Jun 1998 Nigeria v Paraguay W 1-3 FIFA World Cup Finals Group D
28 Jun 1998 France v Paraguay L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals 2nd round
13 Oct 1999 Mexico v Paraguay W 0-1 International Friendly
03 Nov 1999 Paraguay v Bolivia D 0-0 Paz del Chaco Cup
17 Nov 1999 Uruguay v Paraguay W 0-1 International Friendly
29 Mar 2000 Peru v Paraguay L 2-0 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
26 Apr 2000 Paraguay v Uruguay W 1-0 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
03 Jun 2000 Paraguay v Ecuador W 3-1 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
09 Jun 2000 Australia v Paraguay D 0-0 International Friendly
12 Jun 2000 Australia v Paraguay D 0-0 International Friendly
15 Jun 2000 Australia v Paraguay L 2-1 International Friendly
21 Jun 2000 Paraguay v Costa Rica W 1-0 International Friendly
30 Jun 2000 Chile v Paraguay L 3-1 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
18 Jul 2000 Paraguay v Brazil W 2-1 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
27 Jul 2000 Bolivia v Paraguay D 0-0 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
02 Sep 2000 Paraguay v Venezuela W 3-0 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
07 Oct 2000 Colombia v Paraguay W 0-2 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
15 Nov 2000 Paraguay v Peru W 5-1 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
28 Mar 2001 Uruguay v Paraguay W 0-1 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
02 Jun 2001 Paraguay v Chile W 1-0 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
28 Jun 2001 Paraguay v Yugoslavia W 2-0 Kirin Cup
01 Jul 2001 Japan v Paraguay L 2-0 Kirin Cup
16 Aug 2001 Brazil v Paraguay L 2-0 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
05 Sep 2001 Paraguay v Bolivia W 5-1 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
06 Oct 2001 Paraguay v Argentina D 2-2 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
26 Mar 2002 Nigeria v Paraguay D 1-1 International Friendly
17 May 2002 Sweden v Paraguay W 1-2 International Friendly
07 Jun 2002 Spain v Paraguay L 3-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group B
12 Jun 2002 Slovenia v Paraguay W 1-3 FIFA World Cup Finals Group B
15 Jun 2002 Germany v Paraguay L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals 2nd round
29 Mar 2003 Costa Rica v Paraguay L 2-1 International Friendly
02 Apr 2003 Honduras v Paraguay D 1-1 International Friendly


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.