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Hungarian GK Fulop dies at 32; Tributes come from around world

Asteras Tripolis v Panathinaikos FC - Superleague Greece

TRIPOLIS, GREECE - FEBRUARY 02: Marton Fulop of Tripolis celebrates after his team scored their second goal during the Superleague match between Asteras Tripolis and Panathinaikos FC at Asteras Tripolis Stadium on February 2, 2013 in Tripolis, Greece. (Photo by Vladimir Rys/Getty Images)

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Former Sunderland, Spurs and Leicester City goalkeeper Marton Fulop has died at the age of 32.

The 24-times capped Hungary international quit soccer in 2013 after having a malignant tumor removed from his arm.

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Fulop began his career in 2001 with Hungary’s MTK, and spent time with 13 clubs. Eleven of those clubs were in England, including an emergency loan to Manchester City in 2013.

Many of those clubs and his ex-teammates reacted to his passing.

Town tributes for ‘gentleman’ Marton, following tragic passing of former #itfc man, aged 32

— Ipswich Town FC (@Official_ITFC) November 12, 2015

Thoughts go out to family and friends of my former WBA teammate Marton Fulop RIP 🙏🏽 Absolute gentleman.

— STEVEN REID (@stevenreid12) November 12, 2015

Really saddened to hear that my ex team mate Marton Fulop has passed away.Thoughts are with his family and friends at this awful time. #rip

— Stephen Elliott (@SleevesElliott) November 12, 2015

Terribly sad to hear that Marton Fulop has passed away.He came to @MCFC for a spell while I was there. Way to young to pass. #RIPMartonFulop

— Shay Given (@No1shaygiven) November 12, 2015

#MartonFulop. On the pitch, you were either in fear of in awe of him. A talented goalkeeper, a fierce warrior, a...

— Kenwyne J Jones (@kenwynejonestt) November 12, 2015

#SAFC are saddened to hear of the death of former keeper Marton Fulop. Our thoughts are with his family at this time

— Sunderland AFC (@SunderlandAFC) November 12, 2015

Manchester City FC passes on its condolences to the family of former keeper Marton Fulop who has sadly passed away

— Manchester City FC (@MCFC) November 12, 2015

To the family and the dearest, I’d like to offer my deepest condolences in the loss of your loved one. Marton Fulop, may you Rest In Peace.

— Vincent Kompany (@VincentKompany) November 12, 2015

RIP Márton Fülöp #asterastripolisfc — Asteras FC (@AsterasfcTwit) November 12, 2015

RIP Marton Fulop, thoughts go out to your family #gkunion

— Lukasz Fabianski (@LukaszFabianski) November 12, 2015

RIP Marton Fulop! Tonight will all be about you!

— Tomasz Mortimer (@TMortimerFtbl) November 12, 2015

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