Imre Mathesz

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Imre Mathesz
Personal information
Date of birth (1937-03-25)25 March 1937
Place of birth Budapest, Hungary
Date of death 6 December 2010(2010-12-06) (aged 73)
Place of death Mernye, Hungary
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1957–1969 Vasas SC 248 (28)
National team
1964–1967 Hungary 12 (0)
Teams managed
1973–1977 Kaposvári Rákóczi
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Imre Mathesz (25 March 1937 – 6 December 2010) was a Hungarian football player and coach.


Playing career[edit]

Mathesz, who played as a midfielder, played club football for Vasas SC.[1]

Mathesz represented Hungary at the 1966 FIFA World Cup, making two appearances in qualifying and two in the tournament itself.[2] Mathesz also played in two qualifying games for the 1968 European Championship.[3]

Coaching career[edit]

After retiring as a player, Mathesz became a football manager, and took charge of Kaposvári Rákóczi in 1973.

Later life and death[edit]

Matesz died in a car crash on 6 December 2010, at the age of 73.[4]


  1. ^ "Player profile". Retrieved 8 December 2010. 
  2. ^ Imre MatheszFIFA competition record
  3. ^ "European Championship 1968 (Details)". RSSSF. Retrieved 8 December 2010. 
  4. ^ "Gyász: autóbalesetben elhunyt Mathesz Imre, a Vasas legendája". Nemzeti Sport. 7 December 2010. Retrieved 8 December 2010.