|Date of birth||12 August 1979|
|Place of birth||Osijek, SFR Yugoslavia|
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|2012–2013||FC Dila Gori||38||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 29 May 2016 (UTC).
Advancing through the youth ranks of NK Osijek, Skender went on to start his senior career with amateur side NK Olimpija Osijek in 2000, moving to NK Vukovar '91 the following year. After spending two seasons with Vukovar, he returned to NK Osijek in the summer of 2003 and joined their first team competing in the Croatian First League.
He soon found his place as a regular at NK Osijek, appearing in all of their domestic league games for three consecutive seasons between 2005 and 2008, as well as being the club's first-choice goalkeeper for more than five years. During this time, he was considered one of the best goalkeepers in the Croatian top flight, even earning himself a call-up to the Croatian national team at the beginning of their qualifying campaign for the UEFA Euro 2008 in the summer of 2006.
During the UEFA Euro 2008 qualifiers, Skender competed with Mario Galinović for the place of the national team's third-choice goalkeeper behind Stipe Pletikosa and Vedran Runje, being named on the bench for Croatia's away game at Israel in November 2006, where he remained an unused substitute as Runje played the entire game.