Anthony Van Loo

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Anthony Van Loo
Personal information
Date of birth (1988-10-05) 5 October 1988 (age 25)
Place of birth Roeselare, Belgium
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Defender, Right-Back
Club information
Current team
KV Mechelen
Number 21
Youth career
SV Roeselare
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2010 SV Roeselare 41 (0)
2010– KV Mechelen 48 (0)
National team
2008–2009 Belgium U21 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 October 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17 July 2009

Anthony Van Loo is a young Belgian defender, who last played for SV Roeselare in the Jupiler League.

Around June 2008 he was diagnosed with a heart condition, possibly hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, but was allowed to resume his career after having a defibrillator implanted in him.[1] A video clip showing Van Loo's defibrillator at work, shocking his heart back into a normal rhythm after he had suffered a cardiac arrhythmia during a match, was posted to YouTube on 8 June 2009.[2]


Van Loo was a member of Belgium's squad for the 2007–09 International Challenge Trophy.


  1. ^ Raynor, Dominic (2009-06-12). "THE WEEK THAT WAS". ESPN Sports. 
  2. ^ D, Jamie (9 June 2009). "Anthony Van Loo Has Heart Attack During Match". Total Pro Sports. Retrieved 21 January 2014. 

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