A legend on computer games and YouTube alike, the Paraguayan was a terrific shot-stopper and a terrifying dead-ball marksman.
As he jogged up from his box to take a crucial free-kick, he struck fear into defences with an impressive aura (and terrifying pitbull mush).
He knocked in more than 60 goals in his career, and, like Sinon Bolat, revelled in the celebration of every one of them. Though Rogerio Ceni is top of the scoring keepers, Chilavert managed something Ceni could not by scoring for his country - eight in total, half of which ensured their qualification for the 2002 World Cup.
He was also the first goalkeeper in history to bag a hat-trick when he fired a treble past his Ferro Carril Oeste counterpart for Velez Sarsfield in 1999.