Ratko Svilar

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Ratko Svilar
Personal information
Date of birth (1950-05-06) 6 May 1950 (age 64)
Place of birth Crvenka, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1970–1973 FK Crvenka 31 (0)
1973–1980 Vojvodina 162 (0)
1978 Rochester Lancers (loan) 16 (0)
1980–1996 Antwerp 249 (0)
National team
1976–1983 Yugoslavia 9 (0)
Teams managed
1995 Antwerp
1996 Antwerp
1997–1998 Antwerp
2009 Antwerp
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Ratko Svilar (Serbian Cyrillic: Ратко Свилар; born 6 May 1950) is a Serbian retired footballer who played as a goalkeeper.

Having played for Antwerp for nearly 20 years, he also coached the Belgian club on several occasions.

Football career[edit]

Born in Crvenka, Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Svilar joined Royal Antwerp F.C. in November 1980 from FK Vojvodina – he started his career with lowly hometown club FK Crvenka – and proceeded to endure a 16-year spell with the Belgian side, alternating between the posts and the bench as he totalled 249 league appearances (both top divisions combined).

Svilar retired from professional play aged 46, going on to have several coaching spells with his last and most important team. On the international level he played for Yugoslavia (nine games), and was a participant at the 1982 FIFA World Cup.

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