Márton Esterházy

Márton Esterházy (born 9 April 1956 in Budapest) is a Hungarian retired football player. 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 65)
Place of birth Budapest, Hungary
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11+12 in)
Position(s) Striker
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 54 (16)
1987–1988 Panathinaikos 11 (1)
1988–1989 Casino Salzburg
1989–1990 Chênois 30 (15)
1989–1990 Bulle
National team
1980–1988 Hungary 29 (11)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Club careerEdit

Márton played for Hungarian side Budapest Honvéd, until he was acquired by AEK Athens. His acquisition in the 1984/85 season was considered a great achievement for AEK Athens but, after two good years, he was released in the winter period of 1986/87 following a series of poor performances. He was picked up by Panathinaikos, failed to impress in the 1986/87 or 1987/88 season and was released in December 1987.

International careerEdit

He scored 11 goals for the Hungarian national team,[2] 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. ^ Mamrud, Roberto. "Hungary - Record International Players". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 2 September 2006.

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