Andrius Skerla (born April 29, 1977 in Vilnius) is a Lithuanian professional football defender, currently playing for Polish Orange Ekstraklasa club Jagiellonia Białystok.
Started his career at local club FK Žalgiris Vilnius
in 1995, before Dutch
giants PSV Eindhoven
signed him in 1996. After an unsuccessful spell in Holland
, Skerla signed for SPL
side Dunfermline Athletic
Skerla's time at Dunfermline was his most successful period of football. He was signed for £200,000 by new manager Jimmy Calderwood
and was immediately put into the starting line up. After a successful first season at Dunfermline he was linked with numerous clubs including Scottish
club Glasgow Rangers
, but Skerla insisted he wanted to stay at East End Park
Skerla will most probably be remembered by the Pars fans, for scoring Dunfermline's only goal in the 2004 Scottish Cup Final against Celtic.
In March 2005, Skerla announced he wished to move back closer to Lithuania due to his father passing away. After Russian side Rubin Kazan had a bid failed because it did not meet Dunfermline's valuation of the player, Skerla re-iterated his decision that he wanted to move and eventually he moved to Tom Tomsk for £200,000.
Since leaving Dunfermline for Russia
, Skerla has played for Lithuanian side FK Vėtra
and Polish Orange Ekstraklasa
team Korona Kielce
. Currently playing for Orange Ekstraklasa
team Jagiellonia Białystok
Skerla marked his 50th appearance for Lithuania
on October 7, 2006 with a first international goal against the Faroe Islands