Tomáš Skuhravý (1965)

Tomáš Skuhravý (September 7, 1965) is known as the tall forward with ditto long hair, who especially made a name for his country the Czech Republic at the 1990 World Cup, scoring five times.

In the early 1990s he joined Genoa CFC, which took over from AC Sparta Prague. There he formed a duo with the Uruguayan Carlos Aguilera. During the 1991-92 season, Genoa reached the semi-finals of the UEFA Cup, where it was eliminated by AFC Ajax. This by goals from Wim Jonk and Stefan Pettersson. Skuhravý scored a total of 57 goals for Genoa. With this he became the highest scoring player in Series A for the 'Grifoni'.

In 1995 he left Genoa for Sporting Clube de Portugal. Here, however, he only played 4 games, also without scoring. Therefore, Skuhravý decided to return to his homeland to play for one of the oldest clubs there: FK Viktoria Žižkov. Here he would no longer actively take action after which he decided to end his career.

Tomáš Skuhravý first played for the Czechoslovak national team and later for the Czech national team. In 49 international matches he scored 17 goals. For Czechoslovakia, he played 43 games and scored 14 goals, while for the Czech Republic he played 6 games in which he scored 3 times. He competed at the 1990 World Cup in Italy, where he managed to find the net five times and came second in the top scooters position. Every now and then he even allowed himself to be tempted into a real somersault after a goal to celebrate another goal.

Today Tomáš Skuhravý lives in Genoa where he works as a nightclub owner. He also acts as a football connoisseur for a local TV channel.

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