Johnny Matthews Death

Johnny Matthews Death | Johnny Matthews League of Ireland

League of Ireland Johnny Matthews has suddenly died on Christmas day, Wednesday, December 25, 2019. We do not know what caused his death.

Tributes are pouring out on social media over the death of Johnny Matthews. We gathered some of the tributes from Twitter.

Very saddened to hear of the passing of Johnny Matthews, a genuine League of Ireland great as a player and immensely popular in recent times as a fantastic referee in local Waterford league, our thoughts are with his family

“Waterford Sport extends their deepest and sincerest sympathy to the family of the legendary Johnny Matthews who died this Christmas morning. He was the Blues all-time leading goalscorer before going onto becoming a highly respected manager and in recent times a top referee.”

“Very saddened to hear this morning of the death of the legend that was Johnny Matthews. He was just the most incredible man to be around and told me many great stories from his time in football. A terrific player, a top class manager, a brilliant referee, but a real gentleman.”