Powerful Czech international defender Mazuch joined City in August 2017 as part of Leonid Slutsky’s post-Premier League rebuilding programme at the KCOM. His influence on the first team was positive, however his ability to exercise that influence was hampered by a series of niggly injuries – encapsulated neatly on the last day of Mazuch’s first season at Brentford when he hobbled off after six minutes clutching his twanged hamstring. This injury was exacerbated during 2018/19 pre-season and he started the season once more on the treatment table, and by Christmas it was apparent that Ondrej was not capable of lasting 90 minutes when required. A final appearance in January 2019 saw Ondrej again subbed off before half time and he left City the following summer.
Mazuch began his career at 1FC Brno but was snapped up by Italian side Fiorentina as an 18 year old. This move did not go well and Ondrej failed to make an appearance for the Viola. In 2009 he switched to Belgian outfit Anderlecht where he established himself as a first team presence for two seasons. He then spent three years in Ukraine with Dnipro before returning to his homeland in December 2015, signing for Sparta Prague. He was not a first team regular for Sparta, and was made available to the Tigers for a cut-price 600,000 pounds fee.
In 2020, in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, Mazuch signed for Czech side Mlada Boleslav.
Mazuch has a handful of senior caps for the Czech Republic, the first of which he won in 2010. Prior to that he was a very regular choice for all youth level sides from under-16 to under-21.
Nationality: Czech Republic
Date/Place of Birth: 15 March 1989, Honondin (Czech Republic)
Hull City First Game: 5 August 2017, Aston Villa A (Championship), 28 years, 143 days old
Hull City Final Game: 26 January 2019, Blackburn Rovers A (Championship), 29 years, 317 days old
1FC Brno (2005-2007), Fiorentina (2007-2009), Anderlecht (2009-2011), FC Dnipro (2012-2015), Sparta Prague (2015-2017), Hull City (2017-2019), Mlada Boleslav (2020-current)
Hull City Record
Career: 22 apps, 0 goalsOndrej Mazuch
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