Rudi Skácel Player Profile

Player Details

  • Full Name: Rudolf Skácel
  • Born: July 17th, 1979 (Trutnov, Czechoslovakia)
  • Height: 5' 10
  • Position: Attacking Midfielder
  • Signed: October 26th, 2012
  • First Manager: Peter Houston
  • Career Totals: 16 appearances, 1 goals
  • Also Played For: Heart of Midlothian, Hertha BSC Berlin, Larissa, Larissa, Olympique de Marseille, Panathinaikos, Raith Rovers, Slavia Prague, Southampton


Playing History

Season Win % Draw % Loss %
2012-13 6 (10) 1 2 0 37.5% 31.3% 31.3%
Totals: 6 (10) 1


 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 GtGR = Goals to Games Ratio | W/D/L - Games won, drawn or lost as percentage of games played in
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals

 Recent First Team Starts
 26/12/12 SPL vs. St Johnstone (H) 1 - 1
 23/12/12 SPL vs. Hearts (A) 1 - 2
 15/12/12 SPL vs. Inverness CT (H) 4 - 4
 09/12/12 SPL vs. Dundee (A) 3 - 0
 01/12/12 4th Round vs. Stranraer (A) 5 - 0

 Recent First Team Goals
 15/12/12 SPL vs. Inverness CT (H) 4 - 4

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
 15/12/12 SPL vs. Inverness CT (H)  4 - 4

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
 22/01/13 SPL vs. Celtic (A)  0 - 4
 19/01/13 SPL vs. Kilmarnock (A)  3 - 2
 30/12/12 SPL vs. St Mirren (H)  3 - 4
 26/12/12 SPL vs. St Johnstone (H)  1 - 1
 23/12/12 SPL vs. Hearts (A)  1 - 2
 15/12/12 SPL vs. Inverness CT (H)  4 - 4
 09/12/12 SPL vs. Dundee (A)  3 - 0
 01/12/12 4th Round vs. Stranraer (A)  5 - 0
 27/11/12 SPL vs. Motherwell (H)  1 - 2
 24/11/12 SPL vs. Ross County (A)  2 - 1
 16/11/12 SPL vs. Kilmarnock (H)  3 - 3
 11/11/12 SPL vs. Hibernian (A)  1 - 2
 07/11/12 SPL vs. Motherwell (A)  1 - 0
 04/11/12 SPL vs. Celtic (H)  2 - 2
 31/10/12 Quarter Final vs. Hearts (H)  1 - 1
 27/10/12 SPL vs. St Mirren (A)  1 - 0


Biography

A former Czech Republic international, Rudi had established himself as a professional in many countries for clubs such as Slavia Prague, Marseilles and Panathinaikos before he arrived in Scotland to play for Heart of Midlothian on loan in 2005. He became a cult hero with the Edinburgh side that season, but his next move saw him play for Southampton, and later Hertha Berlin. He returned to Hearts in 2010 for two seasons, however financial difficulty saw his contract go without renewal in the summer of 2012. He remained unattached until he signed a short-term deal in October with United which ran until the end of January 2013.

Debut (as sub)

October 27th, 2012
St Mirren 0 - 1 Dundee United

League (SPL)

Full Debut

November 27th, 2012
Dundee United 1 - 2 Motherwell

League (SPL)


Timeline

  • Date of Birth

    Rudi was born on this date in Trutnov, Czechoslovakia.

  • Signed For Dundee United

    A former Czech Republic international, Rudi had established himself as a professional in many countries for clubs such as Slavia Prague, Marseilles and Panathinaikos before he arrived in Scotland to play for Heart of Midlothian on loan in 2005. He became a cult hero with the Edinburgh side that season, but his next move saw him play for Southampton, and later Hertha Berlin. He returned to Hearts in 2010 for two seasons, however financial difficulty saw his contract go without renewal in the summer of 2012. He remained unattached until he signed a short-term deal in October with United which ran until the end of January 2013.

  • Houston stuck with the same line-up that put in an encouraging performance against Aberdeen in last weekend’s 1-1 draw at Tannadice, meaning skipper Jon Daly again took his place in the heart of the defence alongside Sean Dillon, the loyal club servant who this week signed an extension to his contract.

  • Both sides started today’s match on the back of impressive victories in their respective derby matches. With five points separating the sides before the game, United knew a home win would edge them closer to Inverness and also more than likely push themselves into the top six for the first time since the early stages of the season. Having scored eight goals in their previous two matches without reply, Manager Peter Houston elected to stay loyal to the team that were victorious at Dens Park. It was a measure of the good form both sides have shown of late that Terry Butcher also named an unchanged team.

  • Last Appearance - Celtic 4 - 0 Dundee United

    Peter Houston kept faith with the eleven that started the impressive win over Kilmarnock at Rugby Park three days earlier when they visited the home of the Champions. Johnny Russell was hoping to take off from where he left on Saturday with former United man Lucas Zaluska continuing to deputise between the posts for Celtic.