Silvio Proto

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Silvio Proto
Silvio Proto 2011.jpg
Proto with Anderlecht in 2011
Personal information
Full nameSilvestro Proto [1]
Date of birth (1983-05-23) 23 May 1983 (age 36)
Place of birth Charleroi, Belgium
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position(s) Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Number 24
Youth career
1989–1996 Couillet
1996–1999 Olympic Charleroi
Senior career*
1999–2005 La Louvière 115 (0)
2005–2016 Anderlecht 246 (0)
2008–2009Germinal Beerschot (loan) 29 (1)
2016–2017 KV Oostende 26 (0)
2017–2018 Olympiacos 23 (0)
2018– Lazio 2 (0)
National team
2001 Belgium U18 5 (0)
2002 Belgium U-19 1 (0)
2003–2005 Belgium U-21 9 (0)
2004–2011 Belgium 13 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 07:44, 11 June 2019 (UTC)

Silvestro "Silvio" Proto (born 23 May 1983) is a Belgian footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Italian club Lazio.



Proto spent the majority of his career with Anderlecht, for whom he made over 300 appearances, won 13 trophies and served as captain for two seasons between 2005 and 2016. His other previous clubs include R.A.C.S. Couillet, Olympic Charleroi, La Louvière, Germinal Beerschot, KV Oostende and Olympiacos.

He has also represented the Belgium national team, earning 13 caps between 2004 and 2011. He was called up as a replacement for the injured Koen Casteels for Belgium's 2014 FIFA World Cup squad. However, he himself got injured and was then replaced by Sammy Bossut. [2]

On 28 September 2008, while playing for Germinal Beerschot, he scored a last minute equalizer in the 2–2 draw with Gent for the Belgian First Division. [3]

He is of part Sicilian descent [3] and practises ventriloquism. [4] [5]


As of 14 January 2020. [6]
ClubSeasonLeagueCup Europe OtherTotal
Anderlecht 2005–06 First Division 270004000270
2006–07 2000000020
2007–08 0000000000
2008–09 JPL 0000000000
Germinal Beerschot 291000000291
Anderlecht 2009–10 3601013000500
2010–11 3700012000490
2011–12 3800010000480
2012–13 3905010000540
2013–14 310103000350
2014–15 360407000470
2015–16 3700010030470
Anderlecht Total2460110690303290
KV Oostende 2016–17 JPL 210100000220
2017–18 First Division 5000200070
Oostende Total260102000290
Olympiacos 2017–18 Superleague 230205000300
Lazio 2018–19 Serie A 2000400060
2019–20 0010200030
Career total3261150820304261


R.S.C. Anderlecht

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