Former Hungary goalkeeper Fulop dies


Former Hungary goalkeeper Marton Fulop has died at the age of 32 after a battle with cancer.

Fulop played for Sunderland, West Brom and Manchester City in the Premier League after failing to make a first-team appearance for Tottenham. He also represented his country on 24 occasions after making his international debut in 2005.

His illness was first apparent in 2013 when he took a break from the game to have a malignant tumour removed from his arm.

A statement from Sunderland chief executive Margaret Byrne read: "We are devastated to hear of Marton's passing.

"He was a genuinely lovely man, liked and respected by everyone at the club during his four years with us.

"It is desperately sad when we lose a member of our Sunderland family but to lose one so young and in such circumstances is simply heart-breaking.

"The thoughts and prayers of everyone at the club are with Marton's family and friends at this terribly sad time."

West Brom tweeted: "Everyone at @WBAFCofficial is shocked and saddened to learn of the passing of former goalkeeper Marton Fulop."

Fulop came through the academy at MTK Budapest and, after loan spells in Hungary, joined Spurs.

After three years at White Hart Lane, including a loan spell at Sunderland, Fulop moved permanently to the Stadium of Light in 2007.

Further temporary stints with Leicester City, Stoke City and Manchester City followed prior to spells with Ipswich Town and West Brom.

Fulop rounded off his career in Greece with Asteras Tripolis where he made 30 appearances in all competitions prior to his break from the game for surgery.