Péter Gulácsi

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Péter Gulácsi
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Gulácsi in 2016
Personal information
Full name Péter Gulácsi[1]
Date of birth (1990-05-06) 6 May 1990 (age 29)[1]
Place of birth Budapest, Hungary
Height 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)[2]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
RB Leipzig
Number 1
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2008 MTK Budapest 0 (0)
2007–2008Liverpool (loan) 0 (0)
2008–2013 Liverpool 0 (0)
2009Hereford United (loan) 18 (0)
2010Tranmere Rovers (loan) 5 (0)
2010Tranmere Rovers (loan) 12 (0)
2011–2012Hull City (loan) 15 (0)
2013–2015 Red Bull Salzburg 65 (0)
2015– RB Leipzig 113 (0)
2015 RB Leipzig II 2 (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 23 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:32, 11 May 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18 November 2018

Péter Gulácsi (Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈpeːtɛr ˈɡulaːt͡ʃi]; born 6 May 1990) is a Hungarian footballer who plays for RB Leipzig 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 Paksi SE) and Krisztián Németh (now with New England Revolution).

On 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 Asian Cup. With Jones still away at the Asian 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 (loan)[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 at that time suffering a goalkeeper crisis, with both Pepe Reina and Doni serving suspensions, leaving Brad Jones as their only remaining senior goalkeeper.[17] He finished his time with Hull City with 15 appearances.[18]

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 four-year deal.[19] 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.

RB Leipzig[edit]

On 1 July 2015, Gulácsi transferred to RB Leipzig, the sister club of Red Bull Salzburg, for a fee of 3 million pounds. He finished the 2015–16 season by making 15 appearances for the first team and two appearances in the Regionalliga Nordost for the reserve team.[18]

On 17 December 2017, Gulácsi signed a new contract with RB Leipzig. His contract with the club would have expried in 2020 but he prolonged it by 2022.[20] He finished the 2016–17 season with 34 appearances.[21]

Gulácsi was selected as the best goalkeeper of the autumn part of the 2017–18 Bundesliga season by the German sport magazine Kicker.[22] He finished the 2017–18 season with 47 appearances.[23]

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.[24] 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.[25]

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.

Gulácsi was selected for Hungary's Euro 2016 squad.[26]

Honours[edit]

Red Bull Salzburg
Hungary U-20

Career statistics[edit]

As of matches played on 18 May 2019.
Club Season League Cup[a] Continental Other Total Ref.
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Hereford United (loan) 2008–09 League One 18 0 0 0 18 0 [18]
Tranmere Rovers (loan) 2009–10 5 0 0 0 5 0 [18]
2010–11 12 0 0 0 2[b] 0 17 0 [18]
Totals 17 0 0 0 2 0 19 0
Hull City (loan) 2011–12 Championship 15 0 0 0 15 0 [18]
Red Bull Salzburg 2013–14 Austrian Bundesliga 31 0 5 0 14[c] 0 50 0 [18]
2014–15 34 0 5 0 11[c] 0 50 0 [18]
Totals 65 0 10 0 25 0 100 0
RB Leipzig II 2015–16 Regionalliga Nordost 2 0 2 0 [18]
RB Leipzig 2015–16 2. Bundesliga 14 0 1 0 15 0 [18]
2016–17 Bundesliga 33 0 1 0 34 0 [21]
2017–18 33 0 2 0 12[c] 0 47 0 [23]
2018–19 33 0 5 0 1[d] 0 39 0
Totals 113 0 9 0 13 0 135 0
Career totals 230 0 19 0 38 0 2 0 289 0
  1. ^ Appearances in the Austrian Cup and German Cup.
  2. ^ Appearances in the Football League Trophy.
  3. ^ a b c Appearances in the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League.
  4. ^ Appearances in the UEFA Europa League.

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. ^ https://www.dierotenbullen.com/de/mannschaften/1.-mannschaft/team/Peter-Gulacsi.html
  3. ^ "Reds secure Gulacsi". Sky Sports. 1 September 2008. Retrieved 17 April 2012.
  4. ^ "Goalkeeper signs permanent deal". Liverpool FC. 1 September 2008. Archived from the original on 25 May 2012. Retrieved 5 January 2012.
  5. ^ Hunter, Steve (16 April 2010). "Stopper on the move". Liverpool F.C. Archived from the original on 19 April 2010. Retrieved 18 April 2010.
  6. ^ "Tranmere 3–1 Exeter". BBC Sport. 17 April 2010.
  7. ^ "Rovers Extend Keeper Loan". Trammere Rovers F.C. 23 April 2010. Retrieved 28 April 2010.
  8. ^ "Gulacsi Loan Extended". Trammere Rovers F.C. 21 May 2010. Retrieved 2 May 2010.
  9. ^ "Stopper joins Rovers". Liverpool F.C. 17 September 2010. Archived from the original on 19 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. Archived from the original on 21 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.[permanent dead link]
  15. ^ "Harper on radar as Tigers target new number one". Hull Daily Mail. 3 January 2012. Archived from the original on 9 January 2012. Retrieved 6 January 2012.
  16. ^ "Reds in Gulacsi talks". Liverpool FC. 11 April 2012. Archived from the original on 14 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. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "P. Gulácsi". Soccerway. Perform Group. Retrieved 28 August 2018.
  19. ^ "PETER GULACSI – RED BULL SALZBURG'S FIRST NEW SIGNING". Red Bull Salzburg. 7 June 2013. Archived from the original on 10 June 2013. Retrieved 7 June 2013.
  20. ^ "RB Leipzig: Gulácsi szerződést hosszabbított – hivatalos". Nemzeti Sport. 17 December 2017. Retrieved 17 December 2017.
  21. ^ a b "Peter Gulacsi". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 29 August 2018.
  22. ^ "Bundesliga: a nívós szaklapnál Gulácsi lett a legjobb kapus". Nemzeti Sport. 22 December 2017. Retrieved 22 December 2017.
  23. ^ a b "Peter Gulacsi". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 29 August 2018.
  24. ^ "Gulacsi stars as Czechs pay penalty". FIFA. 6 October 2009.
  25. ^ "Hungary win battle for bronze". UEFA. 14 October 2009.
  26. ^ "Hungary on the offensive with EURO squad". UEFA.com. 31 May 2016. Retrieved 31 May 2016.

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