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Marek Rodák

Goalkeeper

  • Marek's Profile

  • Age: 22 years old
  • Date of Birth: 13 December 1996
  • Place of Birth: Košice, Slovakia
  • Nationality: Slovakian
  • Height: 195.9cm
  • Weight: 86kg
  • Debut: 8 August 2017: Wycombe Wanderers 0-2 Fulham (Carabao Cup)
  • Previous Club(s): MFK Košice, Welling (loan), Accrington Stanley (loan), Rotherham United (loan)

Biography

Fulham’s Academy welcomed Slovakian goalkeeper Marek Rodák midway through the 2012/13 season, before signing him permanently in July 2013.

The stopper began his career in his homeland with MFK Košice and was selected for the Slovakia Under-16 side during his time there.

Offered a trial with Fulham, he was put straight into the Under-18 setup despite his tender age and impressed, becoming first-choice for the remainder of the season and even elevating himself to become the goalkeeper for Fulham's successful Dallas Cup campaign with the Under-19s.

He was a vital part of the Under-18 side who claimed their second successive Barclays Premier League title and signed a scholarship deal in July 2013 to keep him in SW6.

Played a key role as Fulham reached the Final of the FA Cup Youth Cup and also played 14 league games in the 2013/14 season.

The 2014/15 season saw him take his place among the Fulham substitutes for the first time for our win over Leeds United at Elland Road, before he joined Farnborough in January on a two-month youth-loan. He finished the campaign having made 16 appearances for Fulham's Under-21 side.

On 25th November 2015, it was confirmed that Rodák had signed a contract extension, keeping him at the Club until the summer of 2018.

On 15th January 2016, he joined Welling United on loan for the remainder of the season, and a year later he took in a similar spell with League Two outfit Accrington Stanley. He made a huge impact at Stanley, helping them move from relegation candidates to comfortably mid-table courtesy of a 13 match unbeaten run. 

After making his First Team debut for Fulham at the beginning of the 2017/18 campaign, Rodák joined League One outfit Rotherham United on loan for the remainder of the season. Midway through the campaign, he agreed a deal to extend his Whites contract until 2020.

He helped the Millers win promotion via the Play-Offs, and that summer he extended his time with Fulham before returning to the New York Stadium for 2018/19. Despite impressing between the sticks, Rodák was unable to prevent Rotherham's relegation from the Championship. A firm fan favourite during his time at the club, he racked up 84 appearances during his time in Yorkshire.

Overall
Minutes played 647
Appearances 8
Goalkeeping
Saves Made 25
Minutes per save 25.9
 »  Inside Box / Outside Box 15 / 9
 »  Caught / Parried 2 / 10
Punches 6
Catches (Successful) 1
Defence
Clean Sheets 2
Goals Conceded 7
 »  Inside Box 7
Clearances 8
Duels (Won) 4
 »  Ground Duels (Won) 1
 »  Aerial Duels (Won) 3
Discipline
Fouls (Committed) 2
Bookings 1
Sent Off (Straight Red) 1
Handballs 1