UEFA has been deeply saddened to learn of the death of Mátyás Imre, a Hungarian journalist and UEFA media officer who passed away on Saturday at the age of 55.
Mátyás, who first became a UEFA media officer in 2009, wrote several books on football and worked for newspapers including Nemzeti Sport, Sport Plusz and Napi Ász. He also served as a photographer for the Hungarian Football Federation (MLSZ) and founded his own football website.
Despite his illness, Mátyás was still active until a few days before he passed away, working in Donetsk as a media officer at UEFA EURO 2012 and returning to Budapest after attending the quarter-final between Spain and France in Donetsk.
With his death, UEFA has lost a true friend as well as an enthusiastic and committed colleague. The thoughts of the European football family are with his family and loved ones.
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