Where is Jerzy Dudek now?
Former Liverpool goalkeeper Jerzy Dudek hung up his gloves in 2011 after a spell at Real Madrid where he was a back-up keeper to Iker Casillas.
Playing for 20 years, he made over 400 first-team appearances for five teams and won a number of trophies including the Eredivisie with Feyenoord, the FA Cup, League Cup and UEFA Champions League with Liverpool and the La Liga title with Real Madrid.
He also represented the Polish national side on 60 occasions and was their first-choice keeper in the 2002 FIFA World Cup finals.
Embed from Getty Images
Upon retiring from playing Dudek started a new career as a racing car driver and competed in the 2014 Volkswagen Castrol Cup, more than holding his own against more experienced drivers.
He also released his autobiography The Big Pole in Your Goal in 2015 which contained many revelations from his playing career including the time when Jose Mourinho accused the Real Madrid players of speaking to the press about team selection.
He currently works as a UEFA ambassador travelling around Europe promoting the Champions League and the European Championships.
Back to Liverpool
#One2Eleven (4-3-3 Formation)
Jerzy Dudek was a guest on Sky Sports programme The Fantasy Football Club in May 2016 where he picked the eleven best players he had ever played with in their #One2Eleven section of the show.
GK – Iker Casillas – a nice guy and just simply the best goalkeeper during my time. A European Cup and World Cup winner.
RB – Sergio Ramos –such a great offensive player. I loved watching him play.
LB – John Arne Riise – a really good person with a fantastic left foot on him. The guy never stopped running.
CB – Sami Hyypia – a lovely simple guy – just cool!
CB – Jamie Carragher – a fantastic, committed character who was great in the dressing room.
CM – Steven Gerrard – has to be the captain of my team. Great inspiration, motivating and was the man who could change the game.
CM – Xavi Alonso – I can’t have a team without him. Fantastic passer and scorer of goals.
AM – Cristiano Ronaldo – a model professional who always prepared himself well for big games. Also a good motivator in the dressing room.
ST – Michael Owen – could score goals from any position but very good in the penalty area.
ST – Ruud van Nistelrooy – we have been friends from the days when we both played in Holland. A fantastic finisher.
ST – Raul – a great captain who always had something positive to say in the dressing room.
Jerzy Dudek: Premier League Statistics
|Premier League Teams Played for||Liverpool|
Statistics courtesy of www.premierleague.com