Slovak goalkeeper Kuciak signed for Steve Bruce’s Tigers in February 2016 but struggled to find any kind of foothold in the first team, carding a solitary and somewhat flappy senior appearance at Exeter in the League Cup.
Kuciak was born in Zilina, a city made famous amongst City fans thanks to the club’s lone European campaign. He started his career at City’s Europa League opponents from down the road, AS Trencin, then spent five seasons at his home town club MSK Zilina. In 2008 he ventured to Romania and signed for FC Vaslui where he played for three years and showed good form, including an enviable record of saving penalties. This led to a move to Polish side Legia Warsaw where over four and a half seasons he won three League titles and three Cup wins.
Dusan left the Tigers in January 2017 and signed for shipbuilding Polish side Lechia Gdansk. He was a first team regular in Gdansk and showed form that led to an international recall.
Kuciak made his senior international debut in 2006 and was an occasional pick in the Slovak first XI for the subsequent ten years, winning nine caps. In 2020 his form for Gdansk led to a recall and he made a further international starts for Slovakia.
Date/Place of Birth: 21 May 1985, Zilina (Slovakia)
Hull City First Game: 23 August 2016, Exeter City A (Football League Cup Second Round), 31 years, 94 days old
Hull City Final Game: 23 August 2016, Exeter City A (Football League Cup Second Round), 31 years, 94 days old
AS Trencin (2001-2002), MSK Zilina (2002-2008), West Ham United (2005, loan), FC Vaslui (2008-2011), Legia Warsaw (2011-2016), Hull City (2015-2017), Lechia Gdansk (2017-current)
Hull City Record
Career: 1 apps, 0 goalsDusan Kuciak