Hušbauer lining up for the Czech Republic in 2014
|Full name||Josef Hušbauer|
|Date of birth||16 March 1990|
|Place of birth||Hradištko, Czechoslovakia|
|Height||1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|2009–2010||→ Příbram (loan)||22||(4)|
|2015||→ Cagliari (loan)||2||(0)|
|2005–2006||Czech Republic U16||10||(2)|
|2006–2007||Czech Republic U17||8||(1)|
|2007–2008||Czech Republic U18||6||(1)|
|2008–2009||Czech Republic U19||7||(0)|
|2011–2012||Czech Republic U21||5||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 27 May 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 7 June 2018
Josef Hušbauer (born 16 March 1990) is a Czech football midfielder who is currently playing for Czech First League side Slavia Prague. A product of the Sparta Prague football academy, Hušbauer represented his country at various age groups before making his international debut for the Czech Republic in 2012.
Hušbauer started his football career at Sparta Prague. He made his first league appearances in the 2007–08 Czech 2. Liga for FC Vysočina Jihlava. In 2008, he was sold to FK Viktoria Žižkov, where he spent one season. For the 2009-2010 season he was loaned to 1. FK Příbram. In 2010, Hušbauer moved to FC Baník Ostrava, where he played for one season before being sold to Sparta Prague.
Hušbauer joined Italian side Cagliari on loan in January 2015. However, he only played two matches under manager Gianfranco Zola, and played no further first-team matches after Zola was replaced by Zdeněk Zeman, subsequently cutting his loan period short and returning to Sparta. In the autumn part of the 2015–16 Czech First League, Hušbauer dropped out of the Sparta Prague first team starting eleven and played only two full matches out of 15.
He signed for Sparta Prague's fierce rivals Slavia Prague in December 2015 for a reported fee of 15 million CZK. On 9 May 2018 he played as Slavia Prague won the 2017-18 Czech Cup final against FK Jablonec.
Hušbauer played for Czech youth national teams from the under-16 level. He made his international debut for the Czech Republic in 2012, his first match being an international friendly against Ukraine, which finished goalless. Hušbauer scored his first international goal in an international friendly match against Finland, which finished 2–2.
|Czech Republic national team|
|1.||21 May 2014||Olympic Stadium, Helsinki||Finland||2–2||2–2||Friendly|
- AC Sparta Prague
- SK Slavia Prague
- Profile at Vysočina Jihlava website
- Profile at Sparta Praha website
- "Hušbauer definitivně opouští Spartu, v Cagliari bude zprvu hostovat". idnes.cz (in Czech). 10 January 2015. Retrieved 19 March 2017.
- "Hušbauer o Cagliari: Zeman mě zklamal. Čekal jsem, že mi dá šanci". isport.blesk.cz (in Czech). 2 July 2015. Retrieved 19 March 2017.
- "Profile on iDNES".
- "Přestup mezi rivaly: sparťanský odchovanec Hušbauer se stal slávistou" [Transfer between rivals: Sparta's Hušbauer becomes a Slavia player]. iDNES (in Czech). 16 December 2015. Retrieved 16 December 2015.
- Josef Hušbauer at FAČR (in Czech)
- "Hušbauer se poprvé trefil za reprezentaci: Škoda, že jsme nevyhráli" [Hušbauer scores first goal for the national team: Shame that we didn't win]. iDNES (in Czech). 21 May 2014. Retrieved 19 March 2017.