Tomáš Skuhravý

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Tomáš Skuhravý
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Personal information
Full nameTomáš Skuhravý
Date of birth (1965-09-07) 7 September 1965 (age 55)
Place of birth Český Brod, Czechoslovakia
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Position(s) Striker
Club information
Current team
Cuneo (club manager)
Youth career
1971–1980 Sokol Přerov nad Labem
1980–1982 Sparta Prague
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1982–1984 Sparta Prague 29 (4)
1984–1986 RH Cheb 58 (17)
1986–1990 Sparta Prague 113 (55)
1990–1995 Genoa 164 (59)
1995–1996 Sporting CP 4 (0)
1996–1997 Viktoria Žižkov 0 (0)
Total368 (135 )
National team
1985–1993 [1] Czechoslovakia 43 (14)
1994–1995 [1] Czech Republic 6 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Tomáš Skuhravý (born 7 September 1965, in Český Brod) is a Czech former footballer who played as a striker.

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Club career

At club level, Skuhravý mostly played in the Italian Serie A in the early 1990s with Genoa, being signed from Sparta Prague, forming a prolific partnership with Uruguayan Carlos Aguilera. Tall and powerful Skuhravy usually attained full shape and proficiency later in the season while the smaller and quicker Aguilera gave his best in the early matches; together they managed to give Genoa a solid attack all-year round. In the 1990–91 season, the two players scored 15 goals apiece, good for tied-third in the scorers' standings, leading Genoa to a fourth place in the final standings, arguably the best result in the club's modern history. The following year he helped his team reach the semi-finals in the UEFA Cup, ultimately being eliminated by eventual champions Ajax Amsterdam. Skuhravý scored a total of 57 goals with Genoa, becoming the best club goalscorer in the Serie A for the rossoblu. He left Genoa in 1995 to join Sporting Clube de Portugal, where he ended his playing career.

International career

At international level, Skuhravý played for Czechoslovakia and later the Czech Republic, playing a total of 49 international matches, scoring 17 goals. For Czechoslovakia he played 43 matches and scored 14 goals, while for the Czech Republic he played six matches, scoring three goals. [2] He was a participant in the 1990 FIFA World Cup, where he scored five goals to become the second highest scorer for the tournament. This included a hat-trick against Costa Rica. [3]

Post-playing career

In September 2018, Skuhravy was announced to have made a return into football as the new club manager of Serie C club Cuneo. [4]

Personal life

Today Skuhravý lives in Genoa, where he works as a nightclub owner and football pundit for a local TV channel. His cousin Roman Skuhravý is a former football player and currently a football manager.

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References

  1. 1 2 "Tomas Skuhravy - International Appearances". The Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation.
  2. Tomáš Skuhravý at FAČR (in Czech)
  3. FIFA Match Report: Czechoslovakia - Costa Rica
  4. "UFFICIALE: Cuneo, Borgo nuovo ds. Arriva anche l'ex Genoa Skuhravy" (in Italian). TuttoMercatoWeb. 17 September 2018. Retrieved 17 September 2018.