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Former Austrian football referee died in Madrid

footballThe former football referee Heinz Fahnler from Austria, died in the age of 66 in the Spanish capital of Madrid. Fahnler was working in the UEFA as official, and died during the preperations for the football match between Real Madrid and Borisov.

The Austrian was working in this kind of position since September 1990. He was also inspector for the security of football grounds with broad experience. In the 70’s and 80’s he was working as a referee in Austrias Premiere League, and also managed European Cup matches.

The 66-year-old was also a skilled journalist and head editor of the Viennese newspaper “Wiener Zeitung”. His style of leadership was minted by partnership and the quest for agreement and understanding.

“Austrias football lost one of his great figures”, told the Austrian football association in its first press release.


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