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Muhammad Taqi (referee)

Muhammad Taqi Aljaafari Bin Jahari is a Singaporean international football referee. He has been a FIFA listed referee since 2012, and has also refereed a number of AFC Champions League matches. Taqi Aljaafari has also refereed matches in the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup in India.


Milorad Mažić

Milorad Mažić is a Serbian international association football referee. He became a FIFA referee in 2009. Beside working in the Serbian football league system, Mažić officiated numerous matches in the UEFA Champions League and the Europa League, as well as the 2016 UEFA Super Cup. He refereed matches at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, UEFA Euro 2016, 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup. He was selected as a referee for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. He was awarded a Silver Medal for Merits of the Republic of Serbia. He was selected the best Serbian referee nine times in a row.


Gianluca Rocchi

Gianluca Rocchi is an Italian association football referee.


Alan Kelly Jr.

Alan Kelly Jr. is a former professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper for Preston North End, Sheffield United and Blackburn Rovers, along with short loan spells at Stockport County and Birmingham City. Born in Preston, Kelly represented the Republic of Ireland internationally, winning 34 caps for his country. Both his father, Alan Kelly, Sr., who also represented Ireland, and older brother, Gary Kelly, played as goalkeepers.


Dermot Gallagher

Dermot J. Gallagher is a retired Irish association football referee, who lives in Banbury, Oxfordshire. He refereed in the Premier League of English football until May 2007.


Tony Chapron

Tony Chapron is a Police Officer and a French football referee.


Jamal Al Sharif

Jamal Al Sharif. A football referee from Damascus, Syria. He is mostly known for supervising six matches in the FIFA World Cup. Two matches in 1986, one in 1990 and three in 1994, including the second round match between Bulgaria and Mexico. He also officiated at the 1988 Olympics.


Sílvio Escobar

Silvio Escobar Benitez is a Paraguayan footballer who currently plays for Perseru Serui in the Liga 1 as a Forward.


Kevin Blom

Bernie Raymond Blom, known as Kevin Blom, is a Dutch football referee, who officiates for FIFA and UEFA. He has refereed in the Eerste Divisie, the Eredivisie and the UEFA Champions League. His home town is Alphen aan den Rijn.


Manuel Gräfe

Manuel Gräfe is a German football referee who is based in Berlin. He referees for Hertha 03 Zehlendorf of the Berlin Football Association. He is a FIFA referee, and is ranked as a UEFA first group referee.


Arturo Brizio Carter

Arturo Brizio Carter. Is a former football (soccer) referee from Mexico. He is mostly known for supervising six matches in the FIFA World Cup. Three in both 1994 and 1998. He gave seven red cards and 29 yellow cards in those six matches.


Valentin Ivanov (footballer, born 1961)

Valentin Valentinovich Ivanov is a Russian international football referee and a former player. The son of two Olympic champions of 1956, Valentin Ivanov and Lidiya Ivanova, he lives in Moscow where he works as a physical education teacher.


Luis Medina Cantalejo

Luis Medina Cantalejo is a retired Spanish football referee.

Sports, Business and economy

Hans Fróði Hansen

Hans Fróði Hansen is a retired football player who played 26 games for Faroe Islands. In 2018 he was sentenced to three years and nine months in prison for having instigated woman to commit 41 sexual assaults against her four-year-old son.

Sports, Politics

Denis Howell

Denis Herbert Howell, Baron Howell, PC was a British Labour Party politician. He was a councillor on Birmingham City Council between 1946 and 1956. He was the Member of Parliament for Birmingham All Saints from 1955 to 1959, and MP for Birmingham Small Heath from the 1961 to 1992. In 1992, he was made a life peer and became a Member of the House of Lords.