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Prosper Chiluya

Prosper Chiluya
HT: 5'7" WT: 145
Age: 20 (4/2/98)
Hometown: Lusaka, Zambia


Professional Experience:

2018: 16 GP, 14 GS, 1 G, 1 A in 1,355 min.
Chiluya was acquired by Bethlehem Steel FC via loan from Kafue Celtic FC
 on February 20, 2018. Made his USL and team debut on the road at Tampa Bay (3/24), leading the team with five tackles and five interceptions. Notched another start the following week against Nashville (3/31), leading the team with six interceptions while keeping the visitors off the scoreboard for 85 minutes while the club was down to 10 men. Remained in the starting XI against Charleston (4/8), Cincinnati (4/15) and on the road at Louisville (4/28). Helped Steel FC to its first clean sheet of the year against New York (5/16) with a team-high eight tackles and four interceptions. Chiluya tallied his first league and Steel FC goal on the road at Indy Eleven (5/19), striking from 30-yard out for the game-winning goal. Came on as a second-half substitute on the road at Atlanta United 2 (7/11) and started against Atlanta (7/29) where he helped the club to a win. Returned to the pitch as a substitute at Nashville (8/25), playing 84 minutes and helping the club to its sixth road win of the season. Chiluya was inserted into the Steel FC lineup against Penn FC (9/2) and Pittsburgh (9/7). Made the most of his first assist of the season, helping set up the fastest goal in Steel FC history against Toronto (9/22) while leading the club to a clean sheet. Aided in another clean sheet on the road at Ottawa (9/30).

2017 (Pafos FC/Kafue Celtic FC): Spent time with Zambian club Kafue Celtic FC before going on loan with Pafos FC in Cyprus.

International Experience:

2017: Made 10 appearances, all starts, with the Zambian U-20 National Team. Had a breakout performance at the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup in South Korea, where he helped Zambia a quarterfinal appearance. Playing every minute of the tournament at left back, Chiluya propelled the squad to the top of Group C with wins over Portugal and Iran. In the knockout rounds, Zambia defeated Germany in the Round of 16, 4-3, in extra time with Chiluya all 120 minutes in the win. In the quarterfinals, Zambia was knocked out by eventual third-place finishers Italy. 

Earlier in 2017, Chiluya led Zambia to its first Africa U-20 Cup of Nations Championship, again going the distance in all five matches. Playing in front of his own fans, the Lusaka, Zambia native anchored a defense that conceded only two goals in 480 minutes. In the semifinals against South Africa, Chiluya set up the game-winning goal in extra time, firing a free kick that was headed into the net.


Off the field interests:

Hobbies outside of soccer: Riding, fishing and dancing
Favorite places to travel: Israel
Dubai and Barcalona
club outside of MLS: Manchester United
Most memorable soccer memory: Winning the 2017 U-20 Africa Cup of Nations so that Zambia qualified for the U-20 FIFA World Cup in South Korea.
Growing up, I pretended to be: Patrice Evra

Three Unique Facts:
1) Loves smiling
2) Feels incomplete if he misses training
3) Is happily dating

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