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Tomáš Hubočan (Slovak pronunciation: [ˈtɔmaːʒ ˈɦubɔtʃan];[a] born 17 September 1985) is a Slovak football defender who currently plays for Marseille in Ligue 1.

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 33)
Place of birth Žilina, Czechoslovakia
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Marseille
Number 25
Youth career
Žilina
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2007 Žilina 38 (2)
2006Zlaté Moravce (loan) 3 (1)
2008–2014 Zenit 114 (0)
2014–2016 Dynamo Moscow 40 (2)
2016– Olympique Marseille 16 (0)
2017–2018Trabzonspor (loan) 20 (0)
National team
2006–2018 Slovakia 64 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 June 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16 October 2018

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Club careerEdit

MŠK ŽilinaEdit

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.

ZenitEdit

Hubočan signed for Zenit on 11 February 2008 on a 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]

TrabzonsporEdit

On 7 September 2017, he joined Turkish club Trabzonspor on loan.[3]

Career statisticsEdit

As of 5 May 2018
Club Season League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Žilina 2004–05 Slovak Super Liga 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2005–06 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
ViOn Zlaté Moravce 2005–06 2. Liga 3 1 0 0 3 1
Žilina 2006–07 Slovak Super Liga 26 1 0 0 26 1
2007–08 10 0 0 0 2 0 12 0
Total (2 spells) 38 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 40 2
Zenit St. Petersburg 2008 Russian Premier League 11 0 1 0 2 0 1[b] 0 15 0
2009 11 0 1 0 1 0 13 0
2010 23 0 3 0 7 1 33 1
2011–12 30 0 4 0 8 0 42 0
2012–13 24 0 3 0 9 0 1[c] 0 37 0
2013–14 15 0 0 0 8 0 1[d] 0 24 0
2014–15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 114 0 12 0 35 1 3 0 164 1
FC Dynamo Moscow 2014–15 Russian Premier League 18 1 1 0 8 0 27 1
2015–16 22 1 2 0 24 1
Total 40 2 3 0 8 0 0 0 51 2
Marseille 2016–17 Ligue 1 13 0 0 0 1[e] 0 14 0
2017–18 1 0 0 0 2 0 3 0
Total 14 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 17 0
Trabzonspor 2017–18 Süper Lig 20 0 4 0 24 0
Career total 229 4 19 0 47 1 4 0 299 5

NotesEdit

  1. ^ In isolation, Tomáš is pronounced [ˈtɔmaːʃ].
  2. ^ One appearance in the Russian Super Cup
  3. ^ One appearance in the Russian Super Cup
  4. ^ One appearance in the Russian Super Cup
  5. ^ One appearance in the Coupe de la Ligue

International careerEdit

He played first international match for Slovakia against United Arab Emirates on 11 December 2006. He was a part of Slovakia's squad for the country's first European Championship tournament in 2016.

Career honoursEdit

NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy" (in Slovak). Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 5 October 2016.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ Лучано Спаллетти: "Тот, кто выигрывает титул, остаётся в истории" (in Russian). FC Zenit. 11 May 2010. Archived from the original on 15 August 2010.
  3. ^ "Agreement with Tomas Hubocan" (in Turkish). Trabzonspor. 7 September 2017.

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