Retired football player. He is a descendant of the Esterházy aristocratic family. He played for Hungarian side Budapest Honvéd, Greek side AEK Athens and Panathinaikos. He played 29 times in the Hungarian national team, scoring 11 goals, and was a participant at the 1986 FIFA World Cup in Mexico. After retiring, like his famous writer brother Péter Esterházy, he became a published author himself. He is also the head of the Hungarian Futsal Committee, and in February 2007 became a UEFA controller.