This Ukrainian-based star could have been a great source of information for Czech Republic boss Michal Bilek if his nation were drawn to play in his adopted home, yet the Hübschman and his colleagues will be playing in Poland this summer as they look to defy their critics at Euro 2012.
A full international since November 2001, he played in seven qualifiers for this tournament and performed well until he went sent off against eventual Group I winners Spain last October, following his wild challenge on Real Madrid’s Xabi Alonso.
Hübschman has enjoyed great success since moving to Shakhtar in 2004, with a glut of league title successes complimented by more success in Ukrainian domestic cup competitions. However, he suffered heartbreak in 2009 when a handball in the semi-final of the UEFA Cup tie against Dynamo Kiev meant he missed the final through suspension. Shakhtar went on to beat Werder Bremen and lift the trophy in his absence.