An industrious, dependable holding midfielder with vast European club experience, Tomáš Hübschman has not appeared at a major international tournament since UEFA EURO 2004, but his serial successes with FC Shakhtar Donetsk have earned him readmission to the Czech national side. He was suspended for the UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying play-off.
• Born in Prague, Hübschman came up the youth ladder at AC Sparta Praha and, after a successful season-long loan with FK Jablonec, became a first-team regular at the Letná.
• Played 11 UEFA Champions League matches for Sparta in 2001/02 and won the 1. Liga crown the following season; ended his Sparta career on a high in 2003/04 by reaching the UEFA Champions League last 16 and lifting the Czech Cup.
• A prominent youth international, he captained the Czech Republic at the 2001 FIFA U-20 World Cup and, having made his senior international debut in a FIFA World Cup qualifying play-off against Belgium in November 2001, triumphed with his country at the 2002 UEFA European Under-21 Championship in Switzerland.
• Joined Shakhtar in summer 2004 and won the Ukrainian title in each of his first two seasons; added a league and cup double in 2008 but was suspended for the Pitmen's UEFA Cup triumph a year later against SV Werder Bremen.
• Added Premier League titles to his collection in 2010, 2011 and 2012, the second and third of those seasons resulting in the Pitmen winning the domestic double.
• Appeared in eight of Shakhtar's UEFA Champions League matches in the 2010/11 season as the club reached the knockout stage for the first time, where they lost to FC Barcelona in the quarter-finals.
UEFA Cup: winner 2009
UEFA European Under-21 Championship: winner 2002
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