Era: 1984 - 2000
Team(s): Winterslag, RSC Anderlecht, PSV Eindhoven, Aston Villa
Caps: 56 - 10 goals (Belgium)
Trivia: During his time with PSV, Nilis formed one of the deadliest partnerships in Europe with team-mate Ruud van Nistelrooy. In the 1998–1999 season, Nilis and van Nistelrooy scored 55 league goals between them. van Nistelrooy finished as top-scorer, Nilis came second. In the following season, Nilis’ last for PSV, they scored 48 league goals between them. Ronaldo occasionally names him as one of the best strike partner he had played with despite sharing only a brief time with him at PSV. Van Nistelrooy has also stated on several occasions that Nilis was one of the best players, if not the best, he had ever played with.