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José Luis Chilavert

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Full nameJosé Luis Félix Chilavert González
Date of birth27 July 1965(age 51)
Place of birthLuque, Paraguay
Height1.89 m (6 ft 2.4 in)
Playing positionGoalkeeper (retired)

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José Luis Félix Chilavert González (born 27 July 1965 in Luque, Departamento Central) is a Paraguayan former football player who played as a goalkeeper. He was a three-time IFFHS World's Best Goalkeeper award winner.

Chilavert was also known for his skills as a free kick specialist, and often took penalties. He scored 62 goals in his professional career, many of them crucial, including eight in international matches. Four of his international goals were scored during Paraguay's qualification for the 2002 FIFA World Cup. His pioneering of this expertise in his position made him the highest scoring professional goalkeeper ever, until surpassed by Brazilian keeper Rogerio Ceni.

Chilavert was also known for his eccentricity and at times fiery temper, which brought him his fair share of controversies; most notorious among them was his being sent off for brawling with Colombian striker Faustino Asprilla.

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