Márkó Futács

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Márkó Futács
Márkó Futács - SV Werder Bremen (1).jpg
Futács in 2009
Personal information
Full name Márkó Futács[1]
Date of birth (1990-02-22) 22 February 1990 (age 27)
Place of birth Budapest, Hungary
Height 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Hajduk Split
Number 9
Youth career
III. Kerület
0000–2006 Ferencváros
2006–2009 Nancy
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2011 Werder Bremen II 13 (3)
2010–2011 Ingolstadt 04 (loan) 23 (2)
2011–2012 Portsmouth 29 (5)
2012–2014 Leicester City 9 (1)
2013 Blackpool (loan) 4 (0)
2013–2014 Diósgyőr (loan) 22 (9)
2014–2016 Mersin İdmanyurdu 30 (4)
2016– Hajduk Split 26 (18)
National team
2007–2009 Hungary U18 3 (5)
2009–2010 Hungary U20 8 (4)
2010–2012 Hungary U21 18 (8)
2014– Hungary 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2017-03-06.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 2014-06-07

Márkó Futács (pronounced [ˈmaːrkoː ˈfutaːt͡ʃ]; born 22 February 1990) is a Hungarian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Croatian Football Club Hajduk Split.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Futács started his youth career at III. Kerületi TUE from Óbuda in his hometown Budapest. He soon transferred to second-tier club Ferencváros.

In the summer of 2006, Futács went to France, signing for AS Nancy where he scored 18 goals in 21 matches with the under-18 team. In the 2007–08 season, he was part of AS Nancy B, the club's second team.[2]

Werder Bremen[edit]

In early 2009, Futács signed a professional contract at SV Werder Bremen until June 2011.[3] He made his Werder Bremen first-team debut on 20 July 2009 in a pre-season 2–1 win over Wolfsburg, replacing Marcelo Moreno in the 60th minute. Futács scored two goals in four friendly matches with Bremen in the summer of 2009 before going on to play for the club's reserve team.

Futács with Werder
Futács with Werder

Portsmouth[edit]

Futacs in a match during his time at Werder Bremen.

On 26 August 2011, Futács signed a one-year deal with Championship side Portsmouth, with an option for a further year.[4][5] He made his league debut as a late substitute in the 4–3 defeat away to West Ham United in September 2011.[6] He scored his first goal in October 2011, in a 2–0 friendly win against Russian Premier League side FC Rostov.[7]

He scored his first league goal on his starting debut in December 2011, in a 1–1 away draw against Leicester City.[8] Two days later, he scored his second for the club in the next match against Watford.[9][10] In January 2012, after scoring two goals in four appearances, his performances were described as "impressive" and Portsmouth announced that Futács would be staying for an extra season after the club activated a clause in his contract.[11][12] On 21 January 2012, he scored his third goal for the club, as Portsmouth lost 3–2 against Cardiff City.[13] During the winter transfer period, Celtic and Rangers expressed interest in signing Futács, with Rangers wanting him to replace the departing Nikica Jelavić and Celtic seeking a target-man.[14] No move materialised before the transfer deadline was closed, and Portsmouth was keen to keep Futács as their striker while he considered staying with Portsmouth Football Club to help them secure survival in the Championship after they were losing a number of key players due to financial problems.[15]

Futács scored his fourth goal for the club, as Portsmouth won 4–1 against Birmingham City on 20 March 2012, giving the club their first win since the club entered administration.[16] On 14 April 2012, Futács replaced Rekik in the 76th minute against Doncaster Rovers and scored in stoppage time to earn a 4–3 win for Pompey.[17][18] However, Portsmouth was relegated from the Championship League, in the wake of financial problems.

At the end of the season, Futács considered remaining with Portsmouth Football Club[19] with manager Appleton stating Futács could play a key role at Portsmouth.[20] On 2 July, however, Futács decided to leave Portsmouth after Appleton explained that the club could not offer him a better contract, in the midst of financial disarray.[21] On 12 July, it was revealed that Futács was in talks with Leicester City about a proposed move after leaving Portsmouth.[22]

Leicester City[edit]

On 14 July 2012, Futács agreed to terms with British Premier League club Leicester City.[23] He was seen as a replacement for former target man Steve Howard who left on 19 May 2012.[24] As a result of the move, Portsmouth was given compensation, as Futacs was under 24, and highly desirable for Leicester City.[25] He was given the number twenty-nine shirt.[26]

Futács joined up with the rest of the squad on 15 July, flying out to Austria for a pre-season week-long training camp.[25] He scored his first goal for Leicester against Burton Albion in the League Cup on 28 August 2012.[27] He scored his first league goal for City in their 6–0 rout of Ipswich Town on 17 November 2012.[28]

On 5 March 2013, Futács agreed to a one-month loan for Blackpool. He made his debut against Birmingham the same day. After one month with Blackpool, he returned to Leicester City.

In June 2014, following his loan to Diósgyőr, Futács was released from his contract.[29]

Diósgyőr[edit]

For the 2013–14 season, Futács joined Hungarian team Diósgyőr on a season-long loan,.[30] He scored on his debut on 14 September 2013, in a 2–0 win over Puskás Akadémia.[31] He scored in another match on 5 October 2013, as his club beat Mezőkövesd 5–0.[32] In the two games of the last season, Futacs added two goals to make it nine, scoring against Pécs on 17 May 2014[33] and another against Székesfehérvár on 1 June 2014.[34]

Futács continued to make an impressive display for the club, scoring twelve goals in all competitions. Diósgyőr was keen to sign him for another season.[35]

Mersin İdmanyurdu[edit]

After his time at Diósgyőr, Futács joined the Turkish Super League club Mersin İdmanyurdu on a two-year contract.[36]

Hajduk Split[edit]

Futács signed for Hajduk Split on 6 July 2016.[37]

International career[edit]

Futács was a member of the bronze medal winning U-20 Hungary squad at the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Egypt[38] where he scored one goal in the semi-finals against Ghana.[39]

He made his debut for the senior national team on 5 March 2014, in a 1–2 loss against Finland in a friendly match, coming on as a second-half substitute for Vladimir Koman.[40]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Werder Bremen

Diósgyőr

International[edit]

Hungary

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 26 April 2017[41]
Club Season League Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Nancy B 2008–09 CFA 12 3 12 3
Total 12 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 3
Werder Bremen II 2009–10 3. Liga 13 3 13 3
Total 13 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 3
Ingolstadt (Loan) 2010–11 2. Bundesliga 23 2 2 0 25 2
Total 23 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 25 2
Portsmouth 2011–12 Championship 29 5 1 0 30 5
Total 29 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 30 5
Leicester City 2012–13 Championship 9 1 1 0 1 1 11 2
Total 9 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 11 2
Blackpool 2012–13 Championship 4 0 4 0
Total 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Diósgyőr 2013–14 Nemzeti Bajnokság I 22 9 5 3 8 3 35 15
Total 22 9 5 3 8 3 0 0 35 15
Mersin İdmanyurdu 2014–15 Süper Lig 26 4 9 2 35 6
2015–16 4 0 4 0
Total 30 4 9 2 0 0 0 0 39 6
Hajduk Split 2016–17 1. HNL 20 10 2 3 22 13
Career total 162 37 20 8 9 4 0 0 191 49

References[edit]

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