Gulácsi in 2016
|Full name||Péter Gulácsi|
|Date of birth||6 May 1990|
|Place of birth||Budapest, Hungary|
|Height||1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|2007–2008||→ Liverpool (loan)||0||(0)|
|2009||→ Hereford United (loan)||18||(0)|
|2010||→ Tranmere Rovers (loan)||5||(0)|
|2010||→ Tranmere Rovers (loan)||12||(0)|
|2011–2012||→ Hull City (loan)||15||(0)|
|2013–2015||Red Bull Salzburg||65||(0)|
|2015||RB Leipzig II||2||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:15, 5 October 2019 (UTC)|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13 October 2019
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. Gulácsi was the third person to sign for Liverpool from MTK, 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 and made his debut for the club on 17 April against Exeter City in a 3–1 win for Tranmere. His loan was subsequently extended for an additional seven days and into a third week.
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 His loan period was extended into a second month until 24 November 2010.
Hull City (loan)Edit
On 19 July 2011, he signed a new contract with Liverpool and joined Championship team Hull City in a year-long loan move. He made his full debut for Hull in a start of the season clash against recently relegated Blackpool at the KC Stadium.
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. Following the injury, Gulácsi returned to Liverpool for a scan on his knee.
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. 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. He finished his time with Hull City with 15 appearances.
Return to LiverpoolEdit
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 SalzburgEdit
On 7 June 2013, Red Bull Salzburg announced they had signed Gulácsi on a free transfer from Liverpool on a four-year deal. 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 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.
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. He finished the 2016–17 season with 34 appearances.
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. 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.
Gulácsi made his debut for the senior team on 22 May 2014 in a 2-2 draw against Denmark.
- Red Bull Salzburg
- Hungary U-20
- As of matches played on 18 May 2019.
|Hereford United (loan)||2008–09||League One||18||0||0||0||—||—||18||0|||
|Tranmere Rovers (loan)||2009–10||5||0||0||0||5||0|||
|Hull City (loan)||2011–12||Championship||15||0||0||0||—||—||15||0|||
|Red Bull Salzburg||2013–14||Austrian Bundesliga||31||0||5||0||14[c]||0||50||0|||
|RB Leipzig II||2015–16||Regionalliga Nordost||2||0||—||—||—||2||0|||
|RB Leipzig||2015–16||2. Bundesliga||14||0||1||0||15||0|||
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- LFC History profile
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