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Spireites Remember Former 'Keeper Marton Fulop

12 November 2015

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Chesterfield FC today remember the life of former goalkeeper Marton Fulop, who died today following a battle with cancer, aged just 32.

Fulop arrived on loan at Saltergate in 2005 from Tottenham Hotspur and the 'keeper played seven games for the Spireites leading up to the end of the season.

Despite playing just a handful of games for the Spireites, club director John Croot explained that the Hungarian left a lasting impression with the supporters.

He said: "Fans will remember Marton as a very competent goalkeeper who made an impression during his short time at Saltergate. He made his English league debut for the club and was a popular figure while here.

"Marton also left a legacy at the club as he recommended his friend Janos Kovacs back in Budapest to the manager at the time, Roy McFarland. 

"The club were looking for defensive re-enforcements at the time and Janos came over without speaking a word of English with a note that said: 'I am a friend of Marton Fulop', and he played for the club for three years after that.

"The pair's friendship meant that Marton was a regular figure in the town and at Saltergate - and even when he was playing in Greece we would receive positive messages on social media from him."

The club will be taking a moment to reflect on Marton's life before Saturday's game with Oldham Athletic at the Proact Stadium. 

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