Luc Nilis

Date of birth25 May 1967
Place of birthHasselt
NationalityBelgian
Weight76 kg
Height1.83 m
PositionForward

Signed on a 'Bosman' free from PSV Eindhoven during the summer, Luc scored on his debut for Villa in the Inter Toto Cup game against Dukla Pribram. He also netted on his Premiership debut when he came off the subs' bench against Chelsea in the second game of the season, volleying home a superb goal into the far corner.

He featured in the next game at Liverpool but then in the following match at home to Ipswich he was involved in an accidental collision with the visiting 'keeper and suffered a horrific double fracture of his right leg. Despite extensive treatment he failed to recover full match fitness and announced his retirement from the game in January.

A talented striker he had great ability with both feet and was always a danger around the penalty area.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Winterslag
Anderlecht
PSV Eindhoven 01 Jun 2000
Aston Villa 01 Jun 2000 24 Jan 2001

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1997-98 PSV Eindhoven UEFA Champions League 1
1
1999-00 PSV Eindhoven UEFA Champions League 2
2000-01 Aston Villa Premier League 3
1
2000-01 Aston Villa UEFA Intertoto Cup 2
1


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
05 Nov 1997 Newcastle United v PSV Eindhoven W 0-2 UEFA Champions League Group C
28 Sep 1999 PSV Eindhoven v Rangers L 0-1 UEFA Champions League Group F
20 Oct 1999 Rangers v PSV Eindhoven L 4-1 UEFA Champions League Group F


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 Goals Y R
1986-87 Belgium UEFA Under-21 1
1987-88 Belgium International Friendly 1
1987-88 Belgium Olympics 1
1988-89 Belgium FIFA World Cup 2
1
1988-89 Belgium International Friendly
2
1989-90 Belgium FIFA World Cup
2
1989-90 Belgium International Friendly
3
1990-91 Belgium UEFA European Championship 1
1
1991-92 Belgium International Friendly 2
1
1991-92 Belgium UEFA European Championship 1
1
1992-93 Belgium FIFA World Cup 2
1
1993-94 Belgium FIFA World Cup 3
1
1993-94 Belgium International Friendly 3
2
1994-95 Belgium International Friendly 1
1994-95 Belgium UEFA European Championship 2
1995-96 Belgium International Friendly 2
1995-96 Belgium UEFA European Championship 2
1
2
1996-97 Belgium FIFA World Cup 3
2
1996-97 Belgium International Friendly 1
1997-98 Belgium FIFA World Cup 5
1
3
1997-98 Belgium International Friendly 4
1
1997-98 Belgium King Hassan II Cup 1
1999-00 Belgium International Friendly 1
1
1999-00 Belgium UEFA European Championship 1
2
1


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
28 Apr 1987 Republic of Ireland v Belgium L 1-1 (0-3) UEFA U21 Group 7
07 Oct 1987 Belgium v Czechoslovakia L 0-2 Olympics Europe group E
26 Mar 1988 Belgium v Hungary W 3-0 International Friendly
12 Oct 1988 Belgium v Brazil L 1-2 International Friendly
19 Oct 1988 Belgium v Switzerland W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Group 7
16 Nov 1988 Czechoslovakia v Belgium D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Group 7
29 Apr 1989 Belgium v Czechoslovakia W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Group 7
27 May 1989 Belgium v Yugoslavia W 1-0 International Friendly
23 Aug 1989 Belgium v Denmark W 3-0 International Friendly
06 Sep 1989 Belgium v Portugal W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Group 7
25 Oct 1989 Belgium v Luxembourg D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Group 7
17 Jan 1990 Greece v Belgium L 2-0 International Friendly
21 Feb 1990 Belgium v Sweden D 0-0 International Friendly
17 Oct 1990 Wales v Belgium L 3-1 UEFA European Championship Group 5
01 May 1991 Germany v Belgium L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 5
11 Sep 1991 Luxembourg v Belgium W 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group 5
09 Oct 1991 Hungary v Belgium W 0-2 International Friendly
20 Nov 1991 Belgium v Germany L 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group 5
26 Feb 1992 Tunisia v Belgium L 2-1 International Friendly
25 Mar 1992 France v Belgium D 3-3 International Friendly
18 Nov 1992 Belgium v Wales W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Group 4
13 Feb 1993 Cyprus v Belgium W 0-3 FIFA World Cup Group 4
22 May 1993 Belgium v Faroe Islands W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Group 4
17 Nov 1993 Belgium v Czechoslovakia D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Group 4
16 Feb 1994 Malta v Belgium L 1-0 International Friendly
04 Jun 1994 Belgium v Zambia W 9-0 International Friendly
08 Jun 1994 Belgium v Hungary W 3-1 International Friendly
19 Jun 1994 Belgium v Morocco W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group F
29 Jun 1994 Belgium v Saudi Arabia L 0-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group F
02 Jul 1994 Germany v Belgium L 3-2 FIFA World Cup Finals 2nd round
16 Nov 1994 Belgium v FYR Macedonia D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 2
22 Apr 1995 Belgium v USA W 1-0 International Friendly
26 Apr 1995 Belgium v Cyprus W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group 2
23 Aug 1995 Belgium v Germany L 1-2 International Friendly
06 Sep 1995 Belgium v Denmark L 1-3 UEFA European Championship Group 2
07 Oct 1995 Armenia v Belgium W 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group 2
15 Nov 1995 Cyprus v Belgium D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 2
24 Apr 1996 Belgium v Russia D 0-0 International Friendly
31 Aug 1996 Belgium v Turkey W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Group 7
09 Oct 1996 San Marino v Belgium W 0-3 FIFA World Cup Group 7
14 Dec 1996 Belgium v Netherlands L 0-3 FIFA World Cup Group 7
11 Feb 1997 Northern Ireland v Belgium L 3-0 International Friendly
11 Oct 1997 Belgium v Wales W 3-2 FIFA World Cup Group 7
29 Oct 1997 Republic of Ireland v Belgium D 1-1 FIFA World Cup 1st leg play-off
15 Nov 1997 Belgium v Republic of Ireland W 2-1 FIFA World Cup 2nd leg play-off
25 Feb 1998 Belgium v USA W 2-0 International Friendly
22 Apr 1998 Belgium v Romania D 1-1 International Friendly
27 May 1998 Belgium v France L 0-1 King Hassan II Cup
03 Jun 1998 Belgium v Colombia W 2-0 International Friendly
06 Jun 1998 Belgium v Paraguay W 1-0 International Friendly
13 Jun 1998 Netherlands v Belgium D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group E
20 Jun 1998 Belgium v Mexico D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Finals group E
25 Jun 1998 Belgium v Korea Republic D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group E
26 Apr 2000 Norway v Belgium W 0-2 International Friendly
03 Jun 2000 Denmark v Belgium D 2-2 International Friendly
10 Jun 2000 Belgium v Sweden W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Finals Group B
14 Jun 2000 Belgium v Italy L 0-2 UEFA European Championship Finals Group B
19 Jun 2000 Belgium v Turkey L 0-2 UEFA European Championship Finals Group B


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