Márton Fülöp, Hungarian footballer, Died at 32


Marton Fulop was born on May 3, 1983, and died on November 2015 from cancer.

He was a Hungarian professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper.

After playing in Hungary for MTK Budapest FC, BKV Előre SC and BFC Siófok, he signed for English club Tottenham Hotspur, who loaned him to Chesterfield and Coventry, then to Sunderland with whom he permanently signed in 2007.

Further loans to Leicester City, Stoke City and Manchester City ended with a transfer to Ipswich Town.

Marton ended his career with spells at West Bromwich Albion and Greece’s Asteras Tripoli.

He also represented his country at under-21 and full international level, earning 24 senior caps from his debut in 2005.

In 2013, Marton announced that he was taking a break from football after having a malignant tumour removed from his arm.

In 2014, Marton announced that he was preparing for a return to the sport.

He died of cancer on November 12, 2015, aged 32. On the day of his death, Hungarian internationals wore black armbands in the first leg of their UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying play-off, away to Norway.

Sunderland flew their flags the Stadium Of Light & their training ground at half mast to pay respect.

Marton passed away at age 32 in 2015 after a struggle with cancer.