Current and former Blues pay tribute to ex-Town 'keeper Marton Fulop, who has tragically passed away at the age of 32
Former Town colleagues have paid tribute to Marton Fulop, who has passed away at the age of just 32 following a battle against cancer.
The Hungarian international ‘keeper spent a year at Portman Road after joining the Club from Sunderland in August 2010 and made 38 appearances before signing for West Brom.
He also played for Tottenham as well as loan spells at Chesterfield, Leicester, Coventry, Stoke and Manchester City and was capped 24 times by his country.
Speaking to the Club website, Blues past and present spoke of their shock at the passing of a gentleman.
“I was shocked when I heard the news this morning. Marton was a fantastic pro. He always conducted himself properly, trained well but more importantly than that, he was a really lovely guy. He always had a smile on his face.”
Mark Kennedy, former Town team-mate
“I tried to sign Marton when I was at Wigan. I watched him a few times and he always impressed. I worked with him for a short time at Ipswich and he was a great pro. He was a gentle giant and a very respectful person. He was just a good bloke and he was liked by all his team-mates. It’s tragic news and my condolences go out to his family and friends.”
Paul Jewell, former Town boss
“It’s horrible news. He was such a nice guy. You would never see him shouting and screaming at anyone and he’d take any criticism at him in his stride. He was very courteous. Just a good bloke.”
Luke Hyam, former Town team-mate
“I was a youngster coming through when Marton was here and he was always willing to help me and pass on some advice as an experienced pro. He was a really nice guy as well and it’s just terrible news.”
Tommy Smith, former Town team-mate
“It’s tragic news. I met him a few times and he came across as a really nice guy. A gentleman. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this very sad time.”
Ian Milne, Town MD