Hubočan with Dynamo Moscow in 2014
|Full name||Tomáš Hubočan|
|Date of birth||17 September 1985|
|Place of birth||Žilina, Czechoslovakia|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|2006||→ ViOn Zlaté Moravce (loan)||3||(1)|
|2008–2014||Zenit St. Petersburg||114||(0)|
|2017–2018||→ Trabzonspor (loan)||20||(0)|
| * Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 6 April 2021|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 30 March 2021
Tomáš Hubočan (Slovak pronunciation: [ˈtɔmaːʒ ˈɦubɔtʃan] ; born 17 September 1985) is a Slovak professional footballer who plays as a defender for Omonia Nicosia.
He started his international career in 2006. Currently, with 68 caps, he is Slovakia's eight most capped player.
Hubočan began in MŠK Žilina since his youth years, beyond the time when he was on loan in ViOn Zlaté Moravce since January 2006 until June 2006. After the end of loan he came back to Žilina and he worked up for one of the best defenders in Corgoň Liga. In the 2006–07 season, he won the league with Šošoni.
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.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 was not quite trusted by former head coaches Dick Advocaat and Anatoly Davydov.[ citation needed ] 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.
On 7 September 2017, he joined Turkish club Trabzonspor on loan.
Hubočan played his 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.
Hubočan announced his national team retirement on 22 February 2019, at age 33 along with another national team defender and captain Martin Škrtel and forward Adam Nemec.The trio shared a farewell game on 13 October 2019 in a friendly against Paraguay, which coincided with a national team return to Tehelné pole, after 10 years. Although Nemec and Škrtel had starred from the start of the game, Hubočan only entered the game symbolically in the 87th minute, due to a sprain. He entered with the game at 1–1. Ironically, this was Hubočan's first international game at the famed Slovakian stadium, home to the national team for a number of years. The game concluded in the same score.
|Žilina||2004–05||Slovak Super Liga||2||0||0||0||0||0||–||2||0|
|ViOn Zlaté Moravce (loan)||2005–06||2. Liga||3||1||0||0||–||–||3||1|
|Zenit Saint Petersburg||2008||Russian Premier League||11||0||1||0||2||0||1||0||15||0|
|Dynamo Moscow||2014–15||Russian Premier League||18||1||1||0||8||0||–||27||1|
|Trabzonspor (loan)||2017–18||Süper Lig||20||0||4||0||–||–||24||0|
|Omonia||2019–20||Cypriot First Division||11||0||3||0||–||–||14||0|
Zenit St. Petersburg
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