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Former Tottenham keeper Marton Fulop passes away from cancer

Cancer sucks.

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Some sad news broke this morning. Former Tottenham Hotspur, Sunderland, and Hungary keeper Marton Fulop has died after a long battle with cancer. Tottenham, as well as numerous other clubs where Fulop played his football, tweeted its condolences.

Fulop was a member of Tottenham's team from 2004-2007. Stuck behind then-first choice keeper Paul "Robbo" Robinson, Fulop never played for Spurs in a competitive match during his tenure with the club, but was on the bench 16 times. During his stint at Tottenham, he went out on loan to Chesterfield, Coventry, and Sunderland, the club to which he was eventually sold in 2007.

You might also remember Fulop from 2010 when he was an emergency keeper signing for Manchester City at the end of the season after Shay Givens, David Gonzalez, Stuart Taylor, and Joe Hart were all unavailable. City were pushing for a Champions League position at the time and were, in a slightly controversial move, allowed to temporarily loan Fulop for a few matches rather than field a youth team keeper.

Fulop also had a decent international career: he was capped 24 times for his native Hungary.

Fulop announced in 2013 that he had a tumor removed from his arm and that he was effectively retiring from football during his recovery. He died at the young age of 32.

We send our condolences along with the rest of the footballing world to Marton's family.