Radoslaw Cierzniak Player Profile

Player Details

  • Full Name: Radosław Cierzniak
  • Born: April 24th, 1983 (Szamocin, Poland)
  • Height: 6' 1
  • Position: Goalkeeper
  • Signed: June 1st, 2012
  • First Manager: Peter Houston
  • Career Totals: 136 appearances
  • Also Played For: Alki Larnaca, Aluminium Konin, Amica Wronki, Karpaty Lviv, Korona Kielce, KS Cracovia, Lech Poznań, Legia Warsaw, Stomil Olsztyn, Volyn Lutsk


Playing History



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Season Win % Draw % Loss %
2014-15 44 (1) 0 2 0 46.7% 15.6% 37.8%
2013-14 45 0 1 0 48.9% 22.2% 28.9%
2012-13 46 0 2 0 32.6% 34.8% 32.6%
Totals: 135 (1) 0


 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 Cln = Clean Sheets | CtGR = Clean Sheets 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
 24/05/15 Premiership vs. Dundee (H) 3 - 0
 16/05/15 Premiership vs. Inverness CT (A) 0 - 3
 09/05/15 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (A) 1 - 1
 05/05/15 Premiership vs. Inverness CT (A) 1 - 2
 02/05/15 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (H) 1 - 0

 Recent First Team Goals
 None

 List of Goals Scored
None

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
 24/05/15 Premiership vs. Dundee (H)  3 - 0
 16/05/15 Premiership vs. Inverness CT (A)  0 - 3
 09/05/15 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (A)  1 - 1
 05/05/15 Premiership vs. Inverness CT (A)  1 - 2
 02/05/15 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (H)  1 - 0
 26/04/15 Premiership vs. Celtic (H)  0 - 3
 18/04/15 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (A)  0 - 1
 11/04/15 Premiership vs. Hamilton (H)  1 - 0
 08/04/15 Premiership vs. Dundee (A)  1 - 3
 04/04/15 Premiership vs. Ross County (H)  1 - 2
 21/03/15 Premiership vs. Celtic (A)  0 - 3
 18/03/15 Quarter Final Replay vs. Celtic (A)  0 - 4
 15/03/15 Final vs. Celtic (N)  0 - 2
 08/03/15 Quarter Final vs. Celtic (H)  1 - 1
 28/02/15 Premiership vs. Partick Th (H)  0 - 2
 24/02/15 Premiership vs. Inverness CT (H)  1 - 1
 14/02/15 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (A)  2 - 3
 08/02/15 5th Round vs. Stranraer (A)  3 - 0
 31/01/15 Semi Final vs. Aberdeen (N)  2 - 1
 24/01/15 Premiership vs. Motherwell (H)  3 - 1
 21/01/15 Premiership vs. St Mirren (A)  1 - 1
 12/01/15 Premiership vs. Hamilton (A)  3 - 2
 04/01/15 Premiership vs. Partick Th (A)  2 - 2
 01/01/15 Premiership vs. Dundee (H)  6 - 2
 27/12/14 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (A)  1 - 2
 21/12/14 Premiership vs. Celtic (H)  2 - 1
 13/12/14 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (H)  0 - 2
 05/12/14 Premiership vs. Ross County (A)  3 - 2
 29/11/14 4th Round vs. Motherwell (A)  2 - 1
 22/11/14 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (H)  3 - 1
 07/11/14 Premiership vs. Motherwell (A)  0 - 1
 01/11/14 Premiership vs. St Mirren (H)  3 - 0
 29/10/14 Quarter Final vs. Hibernian (A)  3 - 3
 25/10/14 Premiership vs. Inverness CT (A)  0 - 1
 18/10/14 Premiership vs. Partick Th (H)  1 - 0
 03/10/14 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (A)  0 - 2
 27/09/14 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (H)  2 - 0
 24/09/14 3rd Round vs. Dundee (H)  1 - 0
 21/09/14 Premiership vs. Dundee (A)  4 - 1
 13/09/14 Premiership vs. Hamilton (H)  2 - 2
 30/08/14 Premiership vs. St Mirren (A)  3 - 0
 23/08/14 Premiership vs. Ross County (H)  2 - 1
 16/08/14 Premiership vs. Celtic (A)  1 - 6
 13/08/14 Premiership vs. Motherwell (H)  1 - 0
 10/08/14 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (A)  3 - 0
 17/05/14 Final vs. St Johnstone (N)  0 - 2
 11/05/14 Premiership vs. Celtic (A)  1 - 3
 03/05/14 Premiership vs. Inverness CT (A)  1 - 1
 26/04/14 Premiership vs. Motherwell (H)  5 - 1
 19/04/14 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (A)  0 - 2
 12/04/14 Semi Final vs. Rangers (N)  3 - 1
 05/04/14 Premiership vs. Celtic (H)  0 - 2
 29/03/14 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (A)  1 - 1
 26/03/14 Premiership vs. Inverness CT (H)  2 - 1
 21/03/14 Premiership vs. Hearts (A)  2 - 1
 15/03/14 Premiership vs. St Mirren (H)  3 - 2
 12/03/14 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (H)  0 - 1
 09/03/14 Quarter Final vs. Inverness CT (A)  5 - 0
 28/02/14 Premiership vs. Hibernian (A)  3 - 1
 21/02/14 Premiership vs. Motherwell (H)  3 - 1
 15/02/14 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (H)  3 - 2
 09/02/14 5th Round vs. St Mirren (H)  2 - 1
 01/02/14 Premiership vs. Partick Th (A)  1 - 1
 18/01/14 Premiership vs. Ross County (A)  0 - 3
 12/01/14 Premiership vs. Inverness CT (A)  1 - 1
 05/01/14 Premiership vs. Hibernian (H)  2 - 2
 01/01/14 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (H)  1 - 2
 29/12/13 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (A)  0 - 3
 26/12/13 Premiership vs. St Mirren (A)  1 - 4
 21/12/13 Premiership vs. Ross County (H)  1 - 0
 14/12/13 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (A)  4 - 1
 07/12/13 Premiership vs. Hearts (H)  4 - 1
 29/11/13 4th Round vs. Kilmarnock (H)  5 - 2
 23/11/13 Premiership vs. Partick Th (H)  4 - 1
 09/11/13 Premiership vs. Motherwell (A)  4 - 0
 02/11/13 Premiership vs. Celtic (A)  1 - 1
 29/10/13 Quarter Final vs. Inverness CT (A)  1 - 2
 26/10/13 Premiership vs. St Mirren (H)  4 - 0
 19/10/13 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (A)  0 - 1
 05/10/13 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (H)  1 - 0
 28/09/13 Premiership vs. Hearts (A)  0 - 0
 25/09/13 3rd Round vs. Partick Th (H)  4 - 1
 22/09/13 Premiership vs. Motherwell (H)  2 - 2
 15/09/13 Premiership vs. Ross County (A)  4 - 2
 31/08/13 Premiership vs. Celtic (H)  0 - 1
 28/08/13 2nd Round vs. Dumbarton (A)  3 - 2
 24/08/13 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (H)  4 - 0
 17/08/13 Premiership vs. Hibernian (A)  1 - 1
 10/08/13 Premiership vs. Inverness CT (H)  0 - 1
 02/08/13 Premiership vs. Partick Th (A)  0 - 0
 19/05/13 SPL vs. Celtic (H)  0 - 4
 11/05/13 SPL vs. Inverness CT (A)  2 - 1
 04/05/13 SPL vs. St Johnstone (H)  0 - 1
 26/04/13 SPL vs. Ross County (A)  0 - 1
 19/04/13 SPL vs. Motherwell (H)  1 - 3
 14/04/13 Semi Final vs. Celtic (N)  3 - 4
 06/04/13 SPL vs. Aberdeen (H)  1 - 0
 01/04/13 SPL vs. St Johnstone (A)  1 - 1
 17/03/13 SPL vs. Dundee (H)  1 - 1
 09/03/13 SPL vs. St Mirren (A)  0 - 0
 03/03/13 Quarter Final vs. Dundee (A)  2 - 1
 27/02/13 SPL vs. Inverness CT (A)  0 - 0
 24/02/13 SPL vs. Hibernian (H)  2 - 2
 19/02/13 SPL vs. Motherwell (A)  1 - 0
 16/02/13 SPL vs. Celtic (A)  2 - 6
 09/02/13 SPL vs. Hearts (H)  3 - 1
 02/02/13 5th Round vs. Rangers (H)  3 - 0
 26/01/13 SPL vs. Ross County (H)  1 - 1
 22/01/13 SPL vs. Celtic (A)  0 - 4
 19/01/13 SPL vs. Kilmarnock (A)  3 - 2
 02/01/13 SPL vs. Aberdeen (A)  2 - 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
 20/10/12 SPL vs. Aberdeen (H)  1 - 1
 29/09/12 SPL vs. Inverness CT (A)  0 - 4
 25/09/12 3rd Round vs. QOS (A)  1 - 0
 22/09/12 SPL vs. Hearts (H)  0 - 3
 14/09/12 SPL vs. Ross County (H)  0 - 0
 01/09/12 SPL vs. St Johnstone (A)  0 - 0
 25/08/12 SPL vs. Kilmarnock (A)  1 - 3
 19/08/12 SPL vs. Dundee (H)  3 - 0
 09/08/12 3rd Qual. Round 2nd Leg vs. Dynamo Moscow (A)  0 - 5
 05/08/12 SPL vs. Hibernian (H)  3 - 0
 02/08/12 3rd Qual. Round 1st Leg vs. Dynamo Moscow (H)  2 - 2


Biography


Rado was a youth player with his hometown side Sokół Szamocin in his native Poland before he made his professional debut at the age of 21. Over the next three years, he had spells with six different regional clubs before signing for Stomil Olsztyn. A season later he moved to Aluminium Konin, making several appearances before moving to the now defunct Amica Wronki, giving him his first taste of European football in the UEFA Cup. When Lech Poznan and Amica merged, he joined the new Poznan side. Failing to break into the team, Rado left within a season and he went on to become the first choice keeper at Korona Kielce, where his form earned him his first Poland international cap. In 2011, he moved abroad to Cypriot side Alki Larnaca, where he spent a year. In February the following year, Rado agreed a pre-contract with United, and in the months he waited for his deal to begin, he played for Polish side KS Cracovia.

His move to United was completed in the summer of 2012 and he was instantly installed as the Club's first choice keeper and was ever present throughout the 2012-13 season. He remained an ever present until May 2014, having played 89 consecutive games for United. That month, he collected a runners-up medal in the Scottish Cup Final against St Johnstone. Rado remained first choice during the final year of his contract, earning a reputation for making a series of penalty kick saves. He collected a runners up medal in the League Cup Final that season before leaving the Club upon the expiration of his contract.

Squad Numbers


1

Season:
2012-13

1

Season:
2013-14

1

Season:
2014-15





Debut

August 2nd, 2012
Dundee United 2 - 2 Dynamo Moscow

Europa League (3rd Qual. Round 1st Leg)


International Career (Poland)


Caps: 1

Goals: 0

International Debut: February 7th, 2009 v. Lithuania


Timeline


  • Date of Birth

    Radoslaw was born on this date in Szamocin, Poland.

  • International Debut

    Radoslaw earned his first International cap for Poland, playing against Lithuania.

  • Signed For Dundee United

    Rado was a youth player with his hometown side Sokół Szamocin in his native Poland before he made his professional debut at the age of 21. Over the next three years, he had spells with six different regional clubs before signing for Stomil Olsztyn. A season later he moved to Aluminium Konin, making several appearances before moving to the now defunct Amica Wronki, giving him his first taste of European football in the UEFA Cup. When Lech Poznan and Amica merged, he joined the new Poznan side. Failing to break into the team, Rado left within a season and he went on to become the first choice keeper at Korona Kielce, where his form earned him his first Poland international cap. In 2011, he moved abroad to Cypriot side Alki Larnaca, where he spent a year. In February the following year, Rado agreed a pre-contract with United, and in the months he waited for his deal to begin, he played for Polish side KS Cracovia.

  • Dinamo Moscow twice fought back to register a draw in the Europa League qualifying third round tie. Crowd trouble marred the early part of the match as rival supporters clashed

  • After an absorbing Europa League tie against Dynamo Moscow on Thursday night, it was the start of SPL business for the hosts as they welcomed Hibernian to Tannadice for an early Sunday kick off. Having obviously been impressed with the efforts of his starting side in the previous game Peter Houston made no changes as he sought for a morale boosting win which would ensure the perfect start to the league campaign. The pitch was in immaculate condition and a healthy crowd was in attendance for what appeared to be an attractive game against a Hibs side who always like to have a go. Having not endured the best of league form over the last few years boss pat Fenlon and his squad would be eager to set a different tone early on, and were set up to try and achieve a positive result.

  • Jackie McNamara made one change to the side that drew 1-1 with Hibs at Easter Road the previous week with Keith Watson replacing the suspended Gavin Gunning. Mark Wilson took his place on the bench after rejoining the Club earlier in the week.

  • 50th League Appearance - Celtic 1 - 1 Dundee United

    Following midweek exertions, Jackie McNamara opted to shuffle his pack, with Mark Wilson, John Souttar, Morgaro Gomis and Brian Graham all coming into the side in the place of Keith Watson, Sean Dillon, Paul Paton and Ryan Gauld.

  • United completed a fantastic week's work with a third victory in the space of 6 days that left them top of the league. McNamara mixed things up again in the front four with Chris Erskine, Mario Bilate, Ryan Dow and Nadir Çiftçi leading the attacking charge.

  • 100th League Appearance - Dundee United 1 - 1 Inverness CT

    United made two changes to the starting eleven for the visit of Inverness. Chris Erskine and Aidan Connolly replacing John Rankin and Henri Anier. John Souttar returned to the squad. Inverness started the game unchanged from their 3-3 draw with Kilmarnock on Saturday. A large crowd took advantage of the £5 entry fee for this re-arranged match.

  • Last Appearance - Dundee United 3 - 0 Dundee

    It was a scrappy start with Dundee doing most of the pressing but with their first foray into the opposition box the hosts went ahead in 8 minutes. Chris Erskine received the ball in midfield and lofted a pass to Nadir Ciftci in behind the Dundee defence. Goalkeeper Kyle Letheren rushed out to challenge but allowed the ball to slip by offering Nadir Çiftçi the easy task of slamming the ball into an empty net. The Dark Blues kept pushing forward without really hurting the hosts and as a result left plenty space for United on the counter. They were often caught with tangerine shirts bearing down on them and both Paul McGinn and Thomas Konrad were booked for cynical challenges during this spell. In the 28th minute Dundee had their best chance when Greg Stewart did well to beat Erskine at the bye line before laying back to Stephen McGinn whose shot was held by Rado Cierzniak at the second attempt. The visitors were left to rue this miss as the home side doubled their lead in the 28th minute. Robbie Muirhead held the ball up well before playing in Ciftci on the left edge of the area. As the Turk evaded Konrad in the box the defender was then adjudged to have brought his man down as Bobby Madden pointed to the spot. Despite already being on a yellow card there was no further punishment for the German. As he did at Dens in the last derby Nadir Çiftçi was as composed as could be as he sent Letheren the wrong way to score his and United’s second. The pattern remained the same for the rest of the half with Dundee continuing to win corners but never seriously bothering the goal and United always looking likely to score on the break.