|Date of birth||6 May 1950|
|Place of birth||Crvenka, SFR Yugoslavia|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|1978||→ Rochester Lancers (loan)||16||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Having played for Antwerp for nearly 20 years, he also coached the Belgian club on several occasions.
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.
- Royal Antwerp profile (Dutch)
- National team data (Serbian)
- Ratko Svilar at National-Football-Teams.com