Gábor Bukrán

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Gábor Bukrán
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Personal information
Full name Gábor Bukrán[1]
Date of birth (1975-11-16) 16 November 1975 (age 42)[1]
Place of birth Eger, Hungary
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992–1993 Budapest Honvéd 0 (0)
1993–1997 Charleroi 63 (1)
1997–1998 Córdoba CF 29 (3)
1998–1999 Xerez CD 18 (2)
1999–2001 Walsall 73 (4)
2001 Wigan Athletic 1 (0)
2001–2003 SV Salzburg 14 (0)
2003–2005 Royal Antwerp 20 (1)
2005–2010 Union Royale Namur 124 (8)
2010–2012 R. JS Heppignies-Lambusart-Fleurus 16 (0)
2012–2015 R.C.S. Onhaye
National team
1996–1997 Hungary U21 2 (0)
2000 Hungary 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Gábor Bukrán (born 16 November 1975) is a Hungarian former professional footballer who played as a midfielder. His most recent team was Belgian lower division side Royal Cercle Sportif Onhaye.

Early life[edit]

Bukrán was born in Eger.[1]

Club career[edit]

He began his career in 1992 with Budapest Honvéd before moving to Belgian First Division side Charleroi in 1993. Bukrán helped Charleroi to a fourth-place finish in 1993–94 and qualification for European competition in three out of his four years in Belgium.

In 1997 he moved to Spain to play for Córdoba CF in the Segunda División B. After only one season he moved to Xerez CD, who also played in Segunda División B. In his two years in Spain, Bukrán played 47 league games and scored 5 goals.[2]

In the summer of 1999 Bukrán came to the attention of English side Walsall and on 5 August 1999 he signed a two-year contract with the newly promoted First Division side. He quickly became a fans' favourite but could not prevent the team's relegation on the final day of the season. The 2000–01 season was a much happier one as Bukrán helped Walsall to promotion back to the First Division via the Second Division play-off Final, beating Reading 3–2 at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium.[3]

After leaving Walsall, Bukrán spent a very brief spell at Wigan Athletic, where he only managed one appearance, before moving to Austrian side SV Salzburg. He spent two years at Salzburg before returning to Belgium with Royal Antwerp in 2003. He played out the remainder of his career in Belgium with Union Royale Namur, R. JS Heppignies and R.C.S. Onhaye.

International career[edit]

Bukran made his international debut for Hungary in a 3–0 friendly defeat to Australia in February 2000.[4] Despite being selected in the squad for the majority of Hungary's Euro 2000 Qualifying campaign, his debut turned out to be his first and last international appearance.[5]

Honours[edit]

with Walsall

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Gábor Bukrán". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 2 December 2017. 
  2. ^ "Bukran: Gabor Bukran". BDFutbol. Retrieved 2017-06-27. 
  3. ^ "Walsall break Reading hearts". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2017-06-27. 
  4. ^ "Hungary v Australia, 23 February 2000". 11v11.com. Retrieved 2017-06-27. 
  5. ^ "Latics run rule over Bukran". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 2017-06-27. 

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