Tomáš Hubočan

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Tomáš Hubočan
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Hubočan with Dynamo Moscow in 2014
Personal information
Full name Tomáš Hubočan
Date of birth (1985-09-17) 17 September 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth Žilina, Czechoslovakia
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Dynamo Moscow
Number 15
Youth career
Žilina
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2007 Žilina 38 (2)
2006 Zlaté Moravce (loan) 36 (1)
2008–2014 Zenit 113 (0)
2014– Dynamo Moscow 8 (1)
National team
2006– Slovakia 35 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 December 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18 November 2014

Tomáš Hubočan (born 17 September 1985) is a Slovak football defender who currently plays for FC Dynamo Moscow.

Club career[edit]

MŠK Žilina[edit]

Hubočan began in MŠK Žilina since his youth years, beyond the time when he was on loan in Zlaté Moravce since January 2006 until June 2006. After the end of loan he came back to MŠK Žilina and he worked up for one of the best defenders in Slovak Superliga. In the season 2006/2007, he won Slovak Superliga.

Zenit[edit]

Hubočan signed for Zenit on 11 February 2008 on three-year contract for 3,8 million, the highest ever paid to a Slovak club.[1] Hubočan is hoped to fill the vacancy in the center of Zenit's defense created by fellow Slovak defender Martin Škrtel being sold to Liverpool.

As Zenit's star center-backs Ivica Križanac and Nicolas Lombaerts were still on the injured list, and defenders Kim Dong-Jin and Roman Shirokov were not quite ready to make their comebacks, Hubočan received his first taste of Champions League football against Real Madrid (at the Petrovsky stadium) on 30 September 2008. Only having played a total of 11 games for Zenit, it was a rude awakening as he conceded a disastrous own-goal in the 4th minute.

Having only played in 22 league games over two seasons, Hubočan wasn't quite trusted by former head coaches Dick Advocaat and Anatoly Davydov. He finally broke through to the starting eleven in 2010 under Italian Luciano Spalletti, winning the competition for the unfamiliar left back spot over the likes of Michael Lumb and Radek Šírl. Spalletti rated Hubočan as a hot prospect for the future.

On 30 September 2010, he scored his first goal for Zenit in a UEFA Europa League match against AEK Athens F.C.[2]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 1 April 2013
Club Div Season League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Russia Zenit Saint Petersburg D1 2008 11 0 1 0 2 0 14 0
2009 11 0 1 0 1 0 13 0
2010 23 0 7 1 0 0 30 1
2011–12 30 0 4 0 9 0 43 0
2012–13 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Zenit Saint Petersburg total 92 0 13 1 12 0 103 1

International career[edit]

He played first international match for Slovakia against United Arab Emirates on 11 December 2006.

Career honours[edit]

MŠK Žilina

Zenit St. Petersburg

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