Anthony Van Loo

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Anthony Van Loo
Personal information
Date of birth (1988-10-05) 5 October 1988 (age 29)
Place of birth Roeselare, Belgium
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Defender, Right-Back
Club information
Current team
KV Kortrijk
Number 31
Youth career
SV Roeselare
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2010 SV Roeselare 41 (0)
2010–2014 KV Mechelen 49 (0)
2014– KV Kortrijk 30 (0)
National team
2008–2009 Belgium U21 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 28 December 2015

Anthony Van Loo (born 5 October 1988) is a Belgian defender, who plays for K.V. Kortrijk in the Jupiler League.


Around June 2008 he was diagnosed with a heart condition, but was allowed to resume his career after having a defibrillator implanted.[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]

In 2015, he drew interest from Zawisza Bydgoszcz. After his visit, he heavily criticised the club's management, training, and the accommodation he was given during his stay before announcing "Never again!". Officially the club stated that the reason for the transfer falling through was because he failed the medical.[3]


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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