Sep 12, 2013, 11:55 PM EST
It’s been a long career full of moves for 32-year-old goalkeeper Paul Rachubka, who started in the Manchester United system and has played for 14 clubs since 2000. On Sept. 7, he moved back to Oldham Athletic, this time permanently after having been on loan there once.
Rachubka was born in San Luis Obispo, Calif., to an English mother and American father. He played for English youth national teams at the under-16, -18 and -20 levels.
His most famous (or infamous) stint was with Leeds United in the 2011-12 season, where he made a series of high-profile errors that led to him joining Tranmere Rovers on loan. After what the official press release described as “a torrid evening” against Blackpool in November 2011 in which Rachubka “was substituted after just 45 minutes with United trailing by three goals,” his Leeds career was all but over.
He spent the rest of his time at the club out on loan, including two separate stints with Accrington Stanley in League Two. After leaving Accrington and Leeds when his two-year contract expired at the end of last season, Rachubka began training with Oldham Athletic.
Rachubka’s contract with the League One side expires on Jan. 5, 2014, and he is expected to play a No. 2 role to Mark Oxley with the Latics.
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