Players - Peter Gulacsi

Peter Gulacsi
Birthdate: 6 May 1990
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Other clubs: MTK Hungaria (2006-08), Hereford United (loan 2009), Tranmere Rovers (loan 2010), Hull City (loan 2011-12), Red Bull Salzburg (2013-15), RB Leipzig (2015-)
Bought from: MTK Hungaria
Signed for LFC: 22.08.2008
International debut: 22.05.2014
International caps: 46 (12.10.2021)
Contract expiry: 07.06.2013
Total games/goals opposite LFC: 2 / 0
League games / goals: 0 / 0
Total games / goals: 0 / 0

Player Profile

The third Hungarian that has been signed by Liverpool after linking up with MTK Hungaria, the other two being Krisztian Nemeth and Andras Simon. The stopper was part of the successful reserve team of 2007 and signed in August 2008 after completing a one year loan at Liverpool. Gulasci impressed in Liverpool's reserves and signed a new four-year contract in 2009. In January 2009 he was loaned to Hereford United and made eighteen Football League appearances. In April 2010 the young goalkeeper was again loaned out, this time to Tranmere Rovers, initially on an emergency seven-day deal, and made his debut against Exeter City the following day. The loan was then extended, allowing Gulasci to play in another four League One matches by the end of the season. Gulasci again moved to Tranmere Rovers on 17 September 2010. An 'emergency' loan-deal was ratified by the Football League because Tranmere's two experienced goalkeepers were both out of action because of injury. Rovers were happy to have him back at Prenton Park because he had made a big contribution to them retaining their League One status in his previous loan spell there. After returning to Anfield, Gulasci became the clear choice as back-up to Pepe Reina but the Spaniard's excellent form and fitness meant that Gulacsi did not see a minute of first-team action despite being named in the matchday squad twenty-three times by Kenny Dalglish following four earlier appearances 'on the bench' under Roy Hodgson.

Four days before Liverpool were due to visit Hull City for a pre-season friendly in July 2011, Gulacsi joined the Humberside club on loan for the whole of the 2011/12 season. At the same time as announcing this loan move Liverpool confirmed that Gulasci had signed an extension to his contract. In the wake of Liverpool's goalkeeping problems as both Reina and Doni were both suspended, was recalled from Hull ahead of the club's FA Cup semi-final date with Everton at Wembley in April 2012 where he was a reserve to Brad Jones. Gulácsi was named as Liverpool's substitute goalkeeper eighteen times in 2012/13, mostly for Reina but also for Jones when Reina was unavailable. Without ever making a competitive appearance for the Reds the goalkeeper signed a four-year deal with Red Bull Salzburg at the end of the first week of June 2013.

After two years in Austria where he played 65 times he was transferred to German second tier club Rasen Ball Sport Leipzig, who are coincidentally sponsored by Red Bull, but cannot be called that due to German football naming regulations. He began as the second choice keeper, even spending a short time on loan with the reserves in the fourth tier. However in the second half of the season he was given an opportunity due to injury and played fourteen times as they were promoted to the Bundesliga. He was included in Hungary's European Championship squad.

Despite the move up in standard, Gulacsi has now secured his status as RB Leipzig's first choice keeper, appearing in 33 of the 34 Bundesliga games in both the 2016/17 and 2017/18 seasons, the latter of which saw them compete in the Champions League. In 2018/19 he was first choice Bundesliga keeper but rotated for Europa League ties. The following season he was first choice in both the Bundesliga and Champions League, where they reached the semi finals. In 2020/21 Gulacsi played in both legs of RB Leipzig's Champions League round of 16 tie with Liverpool. The games were played behind closed doors in Budapest due to Covid 19 restrictions that made travel between England and Germany impractical. The following season he captained RB Leipzig to their first trophy, the DFP Pokal. 
Appearances per season
Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008-2009 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009-2010 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010-2011 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011-2012 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012-2013 0 0 0 0 0 0
A more detailed look at the player's appearances
Total Started/substitutions
0 Started
51 On the bench
0 Substitute
0 Substituted
Other Clubs
Club Season Club rank League apps League goals Total apps Total goals
Hereford United 2008-2009 England League One 18 0 18 0
Tranmere Rovers 2009-2010 England League One 5 0 5 0
Tranmere Rovers 2010-2011 England League One 12 0 12 0
Hull City 2011-2012 England Championship 15 0 15 0
Red Bull Salzburg 2013-2014 Austria 1 31 0 50 0
Red Bull Salzburg 2014-2015 Austria 1 34 0 50 0
Red Bull Leipzig 2015-2016 Germany 2 14 0 15 0
RB Leipzig II 2015-2016 Germany 4 2 0 2 0
Red Bull Leipzig 2016-2017 Germany 1 33 0 34 0
Red Bull Leipzig 2017-2018 Germany 1 33 0 47 0
Red Bull Leipzig 2017-2018 Germany 1 33 0 47 0
Red Bull Leipzig 2018-2019 Germany 1 33 0 40 0
Red Bull Leipzig 2019-2020 Germany 1 32 0 42 0
Red Bull Leipzig 2020-2021 Germany 1 33 0 47 0
Red Bull Leipzig 2021-2022 Germany 1 33 0 49 0
Total 361 0 473 0