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Famous Football Referees


  1. Which referee was in charge of the 2023 FA Cup Final?
  2. Who in 2010 became the first person to referee the finals of both the UEFA Champions League and FIFA World Cup in the same year?
  3. Tofiq Bahramov was notable for being the linesman who awarded a disputed goal for England in the 1966 FIFA World Cup Final. Wrongly referred to as "the Russian linesman", which country did he actually come from?
  4. Who was named "The World's Best Referee" by the International Federation of Football History & Statistics six consecutive times from 1998 to 2003?

  5. The Scottish referee who officiated at the 1998 and 2002 FIFA World Cup tournaments shared his last name with which American city?
  6. Who was the only English referee at the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany? He's infamously remembered for mistakenly giving three yellow cards to a Croation player.
  7. Can you name the first black referee to officiate in Premier League games?
  8. A colourful figure, who refereed over 550 matches in the top flight before becoming a full-time VAR official in 2022?
  9. Which Welsh referee, known as "The Book" for his strictness, officiated in both the 1974 and 1978 World Cup?
  10. Which English official refereed both the Champions League and European Championship finals in 2016, before leaving the Premier League in 2017?
  11. On 17 August 2015, who paid a visit to former referee Ben Nasser's home in Tunisia and paid tribute to him?
  12. Described by the Football League as "perhaps the finest English referee of all time", who officiated the 1974 FIFA World Cup Final?


  1. Paul Tierney
  2. Howard Webb
  3. Azerbaijan
  4. Pierluigi Collina
  5. Dallas (Hugh Dallas)
  6. Graham Poll
  7. Uriah Rennie
  8. Mike Dean
  9. Clive Thomas
  10. Mark Clattenburg
  11. Diego Maradona (Ben Nasser refereed the match between Argentina and England in the 1986 FIFA World Cup)
  12. Jack Taylor