Where are the Hearts Scottish Cup-winning team of 2012 now?

Two-goal hero Rudi Skacel may be on the brink of retirement. Pic: TSPLTwo-goal hero Rudi Skacel may be on the brink of retirement. Pic: TSPL
Two-goal hero Rudi Skacel may be on the brink of retirement. Pic: TSPL
Exactly five years ago to the day, Hearts defeated 5-1 in the 2012 Scottish Cup final. We take a look at what the players that led Hearts to that victory are doing now ...

JAMIE MacDONALD: At Kilmarnock but been out of favour mostly since Christmas. Released by Hearts in 2014 and spent a year with Falkirk before heading to Rugby Park.

RYAN McGOWAN: Still a cult hero at Tynecastle, now enjoying his third spell in China with Guizhou Zhicheng. The Australian played for his country at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

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ANDY WEBSTER: Helped St Mirren preserve their Championship status in a rousing end to the season under Jack Ross. Spent two years with Coventry City after leaving Hearts in 2013.

MARIUS ZALIUKAS: After ineffective periods with Leeds United and Rangers, he headed back home to Lithuania last year to join Zalgiris Vilnius. Currently without a club.

DANNY GRAINGER: Captain of Carlisle United in England’s League Two. Enjoying life in his native Cumbria, where he also runs his own football academy for kids.

DARREN BARR: Captain of Dumbarton in the Scottish Championship but still revered for his goal, and subsequent celebration, in the 2012 final.

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SUSO SANTANA: The 32-year-old Spaniard is an iconic figure back at formative club Tenerife. He returned there in the aftermath of the 2012 final, and was one of a number of Hearts players who moved on.

IAN BLACK: Left Tynecastle for Rangers in summer 2012 and then joined Shrewsbury Town in 2015. Currently with Blackpool hoping to win promotion to League One via the play-offs.

ANDY DRIVER: Left winger is playing in the second tier in the Netherlands with De Graafschap. Enjoyed a productive spell in America with Houston Dynamo, plus a brief stint at Aberdeen, after leaving Edinburgh in 2013.

RUDI SKACEL: A legend at Hearts for his goals in two spells there. Just endured the ignominy of relegation to Scottish League One with Raith Rovers. The Czech may now decide to retire at the age of 37.

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STEPHEN ELLIOTT: Back in his native Ireland playing with Drogheda United and blogging about his football career online. Still only 33.

MARK RIDGERS: Spent the second half of last season at Partick Thistle after a year in America playing with Orlando City’s B team. Linked with a move to Livingston.

MEHDI TAOUIL: Now plays in the Azerbaijan Premier League with AZAL. He left Hearts in 2013 for Turkish club Sivasspor.

DENIS PRYCHYNENKO: Unused sub in the 2012 final and currently playing centre-back in the Belgian amateur leagues with Beerschot Wilrijk.

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SCOTT ROBINSON: Just signed a pre-contract agreement with Livingston after an excellent season with East Fife. Had spells with Kilmarnock and Dunfermline after leaving Hearts in 2015.

CRAIG BEATTIE: Plays League Two football for Edinburgh City but will always be remembered fondly by Hearts fans for his winning goal and celebration in the 2012 Scottish Cup semi-final win over Celtic.