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|Date of birth||28 April 1967|
|Place of birth||Muggia, Italy|
|Height||1.84 m (6 ft 1⁄2 in)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Dario Hübner (born 28 April 1967 in Muggia, Province of Trieste), nicknamed Bisonte (Bison), is a retired Italian football (soccer) player, as a striker. A prolific and opportunistic striker with an eye for goal, and an accurate finisher (with his head and feet) and penalty taker, he was, however, questioned for his work-rate and behaviour at times. He scored over 300 goals throughout his career, only playing in the higher divisions towards the end of his career, becoming the oldest player to win the Serie A Top-scorer award, which he managed during the 2001-02 Serie A season, at the age of 35; this record was later broken by Luca Toni in 2015, who won the award at the age of 38. 38 of his career goals came from penalties, whilst he was sent off 10 times throughout his career, also receiving 36 yellow cards.
Following Cesena's relegation to Serie C in 1997, Hübner moved to newly promoted Serie A side Brescia, making his debut in the top Italian division in his thirties. On his debut, he scored his first goal in Serie A, against Inter at the San Siro Stadium, and on his second appearance, he scored a hat-trick against Sampdoria. Notwithstanding his impressive tally of 16 goals, Brescia were relegated to Serie B the following season, although he later helped the club to re-gain promotion to Serie A, scoring 21 goals during the 1999-2000 Serie B season. During the 2000-01 season, he played alongside attacking midfield playmaker Roberto Baggio, under coach Carlo Mazzone, also facing competition as the starting striker from Igli Tare, who had a higher work-rate than Hübner. Alongside Baggio, he has extremely prolific, as he scored 17 goals, helping the club to qualify for the 2001 UEFA Intertoto Cup. He was also famous for smoking on the bench during his time at Brescia.
After joining newly promoted Serie A club Piacenza in 2001, for 6 billion Lit., Dario consistently battled for the title of top scorer in Seria A (capocannonieri), coming 1st alongside David Trezeguet in the 2001-02 season with, at 35 years old, with 24 goals, and 7th in 2002-03 season with 14 goals. Along wtih Igor Protti, Hübner is the only player to have won the top scoring titles in Serie A, Serie B, and Serie C1 (winning the Serie B Top-scorer title during the 1995-96 seaason with Cesena, scoring 22 goals, and the Serie C1, Girone A Top-scorer title during the 1991-92 season with Fano, scoring 14 goals. He is currently Piacenza's all-time Serie A top scorer.
After his time with Piacenza, he later played for Ancona during the first half of the 2003-04 Serie A season, although he was unable score or help the club avoid the relegation zone, and subsequently moved to Serie A club Perugia (2004), where he was also unsuccessful in helping the club to avoid relegation. He later moved on to play for Mantova in Serie C1 (2004–05).
Serie D & Eccellenza
- Promotion through
- Serie A Top-scorer: 2001–02 (24 goals, along with David Trezeguet)
- Serie B Top-scorer: 1995–96 (22 goals)
- Serie C1 Top-scorer: 1991–92, Girone A (14 goals)
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