Proto with Anderlecht in 2011
|Full name||Silvestro Proto|
|Date of birth||23 May 1983|
|Place of birth||Charleroi, Belgium|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|2008–2009||→ Germinal Beerschot (loan)||29||(1)|
|* 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.
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.
He is of part Sicilian descentand practises ventriloquism.
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