Hungary goalkeeper Marton Fulop dies from cancer at 32

Marton Fulop in action for Asteras Tripolis against PAOK in May 2013.

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BUDAPEST, Hungary —

Marton Fulop, a former goalkeeper with Hungary’s national team who also spent several years in the Premier League, has died of cancer. He was 32.


Fulop’s death was announced Thursday by Hungarian club MTK. Although he spent the 2001-02 season with MTK, Fulop was signed by Tottenham before playing a match in Hungary’s top league.

Fulop also played for Sunderland, Leicester, Manchester City and Ipswich. He finished his career in 2013 with Greek team Asteras Tripoli.

"He was a genuinely lovely man, liked and respected by everyone at the club during his four years with us," Sunderland chief executive Margaret Byrne said.

Fulop also played 24 times for Hungary, debuting in 2005 against France.