Winterslag (Belgium), RSC Anderlecht (Belgium), PSV Eindhoven (Holland),
Aston Villa (England)
Luc Nilis (born May 25, 1967 in Hasselt, Belgium) is a former
Belgian football striker. He ended his career early in the
2000-01 season after he broke his leg in a match with his club
Aston Villa following a clash with goalkeeper Richard Wright.
His former clubs include K.F.C. Winterslag, R.S.C. Anderlecht,
PSV Eindhoven. During his time with PSV, Nilis formed one of the
deadliest partnerships in Europe with team-mate Ruud van
Nistelrooij. In the 1998-1999 season, Nilis and van Nistelrooij
scored 55 league goals between them. van Nistelrooij finished as
top-scorer, Nilis came second. In the following season, Nilis's
last for PSV, they scored 48 league goals between them.
Nilis played 56 times for the Belgian national team, scoring 10
times. A prolific goalscorer with his clubs, he scored his first
goal for Belgium only on his 24th cap (a 9-0 win against
Zambia). Nilis played in the 1998 World Cup and Euro 2000 which
Belgium co-hosted with The Netherlands.