Márton Esterházy

Márton Esterházy (born 9 April 1956 in Budapest) is a Hungarian retired professional footballer. He is a descendant of the Esterházy aristocratic family. After retiring, like his famous writer brother Péter Esterházy, he became a published author himself as well. He is also the head of the Hungarian Futsal Committee, and in February 2007 became a UEFA controller.[1]

Márton Esterházy
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Personal information
Full name Márton Esterházy
Date of birth (1956-04-09) 9 April 1956 (age 66)
Place of birth Budapest, Hungary
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11+12 in)
Position(s) Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1975–1976 III. Kerületi TVE
1976–1977 Budafoki LC
1977–1979 Ferencváros 21 (2)
1979–1984 Honvéd 153 (62)
1984–1987 AEK Athens 54 (16)
1987–1988 Panathinaikos 11 (1)
1988–1989 Casino Salzburg
1989–1990 Chênois 30 (15)
1989–1990 Bulle
International career
1980–1988 Hungary 29 (11)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Club careerEdit

Esterházy played for Budafoki LC, Ferencváros and Honvéd, until he was acquired by AEK Athens. At AEK it didn't take long for him to impress, alongside Thomas Mavros and Hokan Sandberg they composed a "magical" triplet in the mid-80s. Highlight of his career on the goal of Pavlos Papaioannou against the Real Madrid on 18 September 1985, when with a jump over the ball he confused the opposing goalkeeper Ochotorena, as a result of which it ended up in his net.[2]

In December 1986 as his performance had begun to decline, he left AEK and joined Panathinaikos. He played for the "greens" for 1.5 years, but without much success. He then moved to Austria to play for Casino Salzburg. In 1989 he traveled to Switzerland for Chênois and Bulle. He ended his career in Weissenbach.[3]

International careerEdit

He scored 11 goals for the Hungarian national team,[4] and was a participant at the 1986 FIFA World Cup in Mexico, where Hungary failed to progress from the group stage. Esterházy scored the first goal in the 2–0 win against Canada.


  1. ^ Esterházy új szerepben Archived 2 March 2007 at the Wayback Machine in Hungarian
  2. ^ "AEK - REAL MADRID 1-0 (1985) UEFA Cup" – via www.youtube.com.
  3. ^ "Μάρτον Εστερχάζι". kitrinomavro.gr.
  4. ^ Mamrud, Roberto. "Hungary - Record International Players". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 2 September 2006.

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