Péter Gulácsi

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The native form of this personal name is Gulácsi Péter. This article uses the Western name order.
Péter Gulácsi
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Gulácsi playing for Red Bull Salzburg in 2013
Personal information
Full name Péter Gulácsi[1]
Date of birth (1990-05-06) 6 May 1990 (age 24)[1]
Place of birth Budapest, Hungary
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)[2]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Red Bull Salzburg
Number 31
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2008 MTK Budapest 0 (0)
2007–2008 Liverpool (loan) 0 (0)
2008–2013 Liverpool 0 (0)
2009 Hereford United (loan) 18 (0)
2010 Tranmere Rovers (loan) 5 (0)
2010 Tranmere Rovers (loan) 12 (0)
2011–2012 Hull City (loan) 15 (0)
2013– Red Bull Salzburg 31 (0)
National team
2007 Hungary U17 4 (0)
2008 Hungary U19 15 (0)
2008–2009 Hungary U20 12 (0)
2009–2012 Hungary U21 26 (0)
2014– Hungary 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13:03, 30 June 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 00:16, 23 May 2014 (UTC)

Péter Gulácsi (Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈpeːtɛr ˈɡulaːt͡ʃi]; born 6 May 1990) is a Hungarian footballer who plays for Red Bull Salzburg as a goalkeeper.

Club career[edit]

Liverpool[edit]

Gulácsi with Carragher, Cole and Skrtel

Liverpool signed Gulácsi from MTK Budapest on a one-year loan in 2007, with the player competing in the treble winning reserve team. Liverpool had an option to buy him at the end of this loan deal, which they exercised on the last day of the transfer window, 1 September 2008.[3] Gulácsi was the third person to sign for Liverpool from MTK,[4] with previous signings András Simon (now with Győri ETO FC) and Krisztián Németh (now with Roda JC).

On the 29 July and 5 August 2010, he was the substitute goalkeeper in both of Liverpool's UEFA Europa League ties against Rabotnički, with Liverpool winning 2–0 on both occasions. He also found himself on the bench on 26 August in Liverpool's Europa League tie against Trabzonspor. He has been a frequent presence on the subs bench in January 2011, with Brad Jones away at the AFC Cup. With Jones still away at the AFC Cup, Gulácsi was the substitute keeper for their 1–0 Premier League win over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Gulácsi retained his spot as back-up to Pepe Reina after Brad Jones returned from international duty, with the Aussie 'keeper going to Derby County on a loan transfer in March 2011.

In the 2009 January transfer window, he was loaned to Hereford United, where he made his league debut. He went on to make 18 league appearances for the club.

On 16 April 2010, Gulácsi joined Tranmere Rovers on an emergency seven day loan deal[5] and made his debut for the club on 17 April against Exeter City in a 3–1 win for Tranmere.[6] His loan was subsequently extended for an additional seven days[7] and into a third week.[8]

He re-joined Rovers on a one-month emergency loan on 17 September 2010 after Tranmere's two experienced goalkeepers Gunnar Nielsen and Simon Miotto were ruled out with injuries[9] His loan period was extended into a second month until 24 November 2010.[10]

Hull City[edit]

Gulácsi playing for Hull City in 2011

On 19 July 2011, he signed a new contract with Liverpool and joined Championship team Hull City in a year-long loan move.[11] He made his full debut for Hull in a start of the season clash against recently relegated Blackpool at the KC Stadium.[12]

He received a knee injury in a 1–0 defeat at Burnley on 31 December 2011 and was substituted by Adriano Basso on the 42nd minute mark, shortly after conceding a goal, scored by Martin Paterson, as a result of a defensive mix-up with Jack Hobbs.[13][14] Following the injury, Gulácsi returned to Liverpool for a scan on his knee.[15]

On 11 April 2012 Liverpool contacted Hull with a view to recalling Gulácsi from his loan subject to Premier League, Football League and FA approval.[16] Liverpool were currently suffering a goalkeeper crisis, with both Pepe Reina and Doni serving suspensions, leaving Brad Jones as their only remaining senior goalkeeper.[17]

Return to Liverpool[edit]

The loan recall was approved and Gulácsi took his place on the bench for the FA Cup semi-final, which Liverpool won 2–1. He featured in all three of Liverpool's pre-season games in North America.

Red Bull Salzburg[edit]

Gulácsi playing for Red Bull Salzburg FC

On 7 June 2013 Red Bull Salzburg announced they had signed Gulácsi on a free transfer from Liverpool on a 4-year deal. [18] He played his first match in Salzburg's colours in the ÖFB-Cup, against Union St. Florian from the third division, at an eventual 9-0 away win.

On 20 July 2013, he made his debut in the Austrian Bundesliga against Wiener Neustadt at an eventual 5-1 away win.

International career[edit]

In May 2008, he received his first call up for Hungary and was an unused substitute in their 1–1 draw with Croatia.

Péter Gulácsi was Hungary's hero against the Czech Republic in the FIFA U-20 World Cup in the penalty shootouts.[19] In the third place match between Hungary and Costa Rica at 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup, he saved three penalties during penalty shoot-out leading his team to victory and bronze medals.[20]

On 4 June 2012, he was invited by Sándor Egervári to the Hungary national football team, a friendly match against Ireland, but did not play.

Gulácsi made his debut for the senior team on 22 May 2014 in a 2-2 draw against Denmark

Honours[edit]

Red Bull Salzburg
Hungary U-20

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 23 March 2014
Club Season League Cup League Cup Continental Other[21] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Liverpool (loan) 2007–08 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Liverpool 2008–09 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009–10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010–11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011–12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012–13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hereford United (loan) 2008–09 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 0
Tranmere Rovers (loan) 2009–10 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
2010–11 12 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 14 0
Total 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 19 0
Hull City (loan) 2011–12 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 0
Total 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 0
Red Bull Salzburg 2013–14 26 0 2 0 14 0 42 0
Total 26 0 2 0 0 0 14 0 0 0 42 0
Career total 76 0 2 0 0 0 14 0 2 0 94 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2009). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2009–10. Mainstream Publishing. p. 176. ISBN 978-1-84596-474-0. 
  2. ^ "Liverpool FC Profile Peter Gulacsi". Liverpool F.C. Retrieved 2011-03-30. 
  3. ^ "Reds secure Gulacsi". Sky Sports. 2008-09-01. Retrieved 2012-04-17. 
  4. ^ "Goalkeeper signs permanent deal". Liverpool FC. 2008-09-01. Retrieved 2012-01-05. 
  5. ^ Hunter, Steve (2010-04-16). "Stopper on the move". Liverpool F.C. Retrieved 2010-04-18. 
  6. ^ "Tranmere 3–1 Exeter". BBC Sport. 2010-04-17. 
  7. ^ "Rovers Extend Keeper Loan". Trammere Rovers F.C. 2010-04-23. Retrieved 2010-04-28. 
  8. ^ "Gulacsi Loan Extended". Trammere Rovers F.C. 2010-05-21. Retrieved 2010-05-02. 
  9. ^ "Stopper joins Rovers". Liverpool F.C. 17 September 2010. Retrieved 17 September 2010. 
  10. ^ "Tranmere Rovers extend Gulacsi loan deal from Liverpool". BBC Sport. 19 October 2010. Retrieved 19 October 2010. 
  11. ^ "Stopper makes Tigers move". Liverpool F.C. 19 July 2011. Retrieved 19 July 2011. 
  12. ^ "Hull 0-1 Blackpool". BBC Sport. 5 August 2011. Retrieved 5 August 2011. 
  13. ^ "Burnley 1 – 0 Hull". BBC Sport. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 6 January 2012. 
  14. ^ "City End Year With Defeat". Hull City A.F.C. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 6 January 2012. 
  15. ^ "Harper on radar as Tigers target new number one". Hull Daily Mail. 3 January 2012. Retrieved 6 January 2012. 
  16. ^ "Reds in Gulacsi talks". Liverpool FC. 11 April 2012. Retrieved 11 April 2012. 
  17. ^ "Liverpool FC recall Peter Gulacsi from Hull City loan spell to ease goalkeeper crisis ahead of FA Cup semi-final". Liverpool Echo. 11 April 2012. Retrieved 11 April 2012. 
  18. ^ "PETER GULACSI – RED BULL SALZBURG’S FIRST NEW SIGNING". Red Bull Salzburg. 7 June 2013. 
  19. ^ "Gulacsi stars as Czechs pay penalty". FIFA. 6 October 2009. 
  20. ^ "Hungary win battle for bronze". UEFA. 14 October 2009. 
  21. ^ Includes other competitive competitions, including the Football League Trophy.

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