Sunday, November 15, 2015

Martin Fulop dies of cancer

Martin Fulop, former Premier League goalkeeper passed away at the age of 32. Fulop who played for Tottenham, Sunderland and Manchester City was battle with cancer.
Fulop, Hungarian international played in England Premier League between 2004 and 2010.

Fulop joined Spurs from Bodajk (Hungarian club) in 2004 and went on to play for nine English clubs.
He also had spells with Stoke, Coventry, Leicester, Ipswich and West Brom.

He had a tumour removed from his arm in 2013 but never played professional football again. His last played professional football for Asteras Tropoli in 2012/13 and won 24 caps for Hungary.
Fulop moved to Tottenham in 2004 but never made a first-team appearance, spending periods out on loan at Chesterfield and Coventry.

After a brief temporary spell with Sunderland, he joined the Black Cats on a permanent deal in 2007 for £900,000 - before immediately signing for Leicester on a season-long loan deal.

He returned to the Stadium of Light and went on to appear in 47 games for the club.

In 2010, he joined Manchester City on an emergency loan until the end of the season after injuries to the club's goalkeepers and went on to make three appearances at the Etihad.

Roy Keane, who managed him at Sunderland, took him to Ipswich the following summer - where he spent one campaign, making 38 appearances.

He signed a one-year deal at West Brom and became back-up to Ben Foster with the majority of his appearances coming in the League Cup.