Péter Kurucz

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Péter Kurucz
Personal information
Date of birth (1988-05-30) 30 May 1988 (age 29)
Place of birth Budapest, Hungary
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Number 1
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2009 Újpest 0 (0)
2008 Tatabánya (loan) 9 (0)
2009 West Ham United (loan) 0 (0)
2009–2012 West Ham United 1 (0)
2012 Rochdale (loan) 11 (0)
2012–2013 Siófok 25 (0)
2013– Ferencváros 0 (0)
2014–2015 Soroksár (loan) 0 (0)
National team
2007–2010 Hungary U-21 11 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 June 2015.

Péter Kurucz (born 30 May 1988) is a Hungarian footballer who plays for Ferencvárosi TC as a goalkeeper.

Club career[edit]

Kurucz began his career as a youth team player for Újpest. In February 2008, he played on loan for Tatabánya, making two appearances,[1] before returning to Újpest and signing a contract with them.

On 9 February 2009, he completed a season long loan move with a purchase option to West Ham United.[2] Kurucz made his competitive debut for West Ham in the 2–0 Premier Reserve League South defeat to Aston Villa on 17 March 2009. Kurucz made 5 reserve-team appearances for West Ham in the 2008/09 season.

On 3 June 2009, it was announced that Kurucz had signed a four-year contract with West Ham for an undisclosed fee.[3]

On 5 December 2009, he made his first competitive appearance for West Ham, coming on as a substitute for Robert Green at Upton Park in a 4–0 defeat to Manchester United, although he did not concede any of the goals.[4] In August 2010, during a friendly at Burton Albion, Kurucz picked up an anterior cruciate injury that ruled him out for the 2010-11 season.

In January 2012 Kurucz signed on loan for Rochdale.[5] In May 2012 his contract with West Ham was terminated by mutual consent.[6] He joined Crystal Palace on trial and played in the second half in a preseason friendly match against Lewes conceding once, and the full 90 minutes away at Dulwich Hamlet a few days later, keeping a clean sheet and saving a well struck penalty.

International career[edit]

Kurucz was a member of the under-21 national team at international level with Hungary.


  1. ^ "TM Kurucz gia nháşp West Ham". Bao Bong Da. 2001-12-24. Retrieved 2010-05-01. 
  2. ^ "Kurucz finalises his move". Whufc.com. Retrieved 2010-05-01. 
  3. ^ Hammers sign up Hungarian keeper www.bbc.co.uk
  4. ^ Ashenden, Mark (2009-12-05). "West Ham 0 – 4 Man Utd". BBC News. Retrieved 2010-05-01. 
  5. ^ "Kurucz loaned to Rochdale". www.whufc.com. Retrieved 2 January 2012. 
  6. ^ "Kurucz departs". www.whufc.com. Retrieved 8 May 2012. 

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