Best Football Referees of All Time

Best Football Referees of All Time

Referees play a very important role in any football match. Referees control the game and they are the final authority behind all decisions that are made in a football match. Referees announce all penalties in a game. Here are the best referees of all time.

Frank de Bleeckere

According to a sports blog by crazyvegas online casino, De Bleeckere was the professional referee of the year for seven times. He achieved this record from 2000 to 2013. He worked as a FIFA affiliated referee from the year 1998 to 2012. He started working as a referee in 1984. He went on to become an international referee, his first match was between Cyprus and Ireland at the 2012 FIFA World Cup Qualifier in 2001. After that he refereed a number of international matches. De Bleeckere also officiated the 2003 FIFA World Cup Youth Championship qualification. He also officiated the 2005 FIFA U-17 World Championship.

Oscar Ruiz Acosta

Oscar Ruiz Acosta is the best referee in Colombia. He was the FIFA affiliated referee from 1995 to 2011. He currently works as a FIFA referee instructor. His international debut was at a match between Paraguay and Venezuela. Acosta officiated three successive FIFA world cups from 2002 to 2010. Acosta retired from the refereeing profession. Besides being a referee, he is also a lawyer.

Pedro Proenca

He was named the best referee of modern times. He is still officiating internal football. He holds the record of being the first referee to officiate both the finals of the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA European Championship during the same year. He received an award for being the best referee of the year in 2007, he also received the same award in 2011. Maybe some casino online will have an online slot based on him.

Michel Vautrot

Michel Vautrot is a retired French referee from France. In 1990, at the FIFA World Cup Vautrot made a decision that was considered to be funny, he added eight minutes of stoppage time. He later claimed that he had forgotten to check his watch.