Referees

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 1 
Pierluigi Collina
(Association football referee, Writer, Economist)

Pierluigi Collina
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Birthdate: February 13, 1960
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bologna

Named "Best Referee of the Year" by FIFA for six consecutive times, Pierluigi Collina has a degree in economics from University of Bologne. His aptitude for the job was discovered when at seventeen he took up a course in refereeing and shortly began officiating in numerous high profile matches. Although retired, he is still involved with football in various capacities.

 2 
Tim Donaghy
(Basketball Referee)

Tim Donaghy
4
Birthdate: January 7, 1967
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Havertown, Pennsylvania, United States

 3 
Theodore Long
(Wrestling Referee)

Theodore Long
4
Birthdate: September 15, 1947
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Birmingham, Alabama, United States

 4 
Howard Webb
(Referee)

Howard Webb
3
Birthdate: July 14, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rotherham

 5 
Mills Lane
(Boxer)

Mills Lane
3
Birthdate: November 12, 1937
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Savannah, Georgia, United States

 6 
Mike Dean
(Football Referee)

Mike Dean
3
Birthdate: June 2, 1968
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Metropolitan Borough of Wirral, United Kingdom
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Mario Yamasaki
(Mixed martial arts referee, Judoka)

Mario Yamasaki
3
Birthdate: April 22, 1964
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: São Paulo, Brazil
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Lauren Holtkamp
(Basketball referee)

Lauren Holtkamp
3
Birthdate: November 24, 1980
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Jefferson City, Missouri, United States
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 9 
Viktor Kassai
(Football official and a former referee who is the current head of refereeing department of the Bulgarian Football Union)

Viktor Kassai
3
Birthdate: September 10, 1975
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Tatabánya, Hungary

 10 
Gypsy Joe
(Wrestler)

Gypsy Joe
2
Birthdate: December 2, 1933
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Villalba, Puerto Rico
Died: June 15, 2016
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 11 
Stéphanie Frappart
(Association football referee)

Stéphanie Frappart
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Birthdate: December 14, 1983
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Le Plessis-Bouchard, France

 12 
Richard Green
(Boxing referee, Boxer)

Richard Green
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Birthdate: 1937 AD
Birthplace: Louisiana, United States
Died: July 1, 1983
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 13 
Joe Cortez
(Boxer Referee)

Joe Cortez
2
Birthdate: October 13, 1943
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Harlem, New York, United States

 14 
Einer Ulrich
(Tennis player)

Einer Ulrich
2
Birthdate: May 6, 1896
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: February 28, 1969
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 15 
Stanley Rous
(6th President of FIFA)

Stanley Rous
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Birthdate: April 25, 1895
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Mutford, East Suffolk, England
Died: July 18, 1986

 16 
Ravshan Irmatov
(Holds the record for officiating the most FIFA World Cup matches)

Ravshan Irmatov
2
Birthdate: August 9, 1977
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Tashkent, Uzbekistan
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Scott LeDoux
1
Birthdate: January 7, 1949
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: United States
Died: August 11, 2011

 18 
Markus Merk
(Football referee)

Markus Merk
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Birthdate: March 15, 1962
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kaiserslautern, Germany
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 19 
Bakary Gassama
(Football referee)

Bakary Gassama
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Birthdate: February 10, 1979
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: The Gambia

 20 
Kenneth Aston
(Teacher)

Kenneth Aston
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Birthdate: September 1, 1915
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Essex, England
Died: October 23, 2001
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 21 
Shannon Eastin
(Sports official)

Shannon Eastin
1
Birthdate: 1970 AD
Birthplace: Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

 22 
Mohamed Lahyani
(He is a Gold Badge Chair Umpire certified by the Association of Tennis Professionals)

Mohamed Lahyani
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Birthdate: June 27, 1966
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Tafraout, Morocco
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 23 
Edgardo Codesal
(Football referee, who controlled the final match of the 1990 World Cup held in Italy)

Edgardo Codesal
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Birthdate: June 2, 1951
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay

 24 
Lim Kee Chong
(Football referee)

Lim Kee Chong
1
Birthdate: May 15, 1960
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Mauritius

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Nawaf Shukralla
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Birthdate: October 13, 1976
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bahrain

 26 
Wolfgang Stark
(German football referee)

Wolfgang Stark
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Birthdate: November 20, 1969
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Landshut
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 27 
Ahmed Al-Kaf
(Football referee)

Ahmed Al-Kaf
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Birthdate: 1983 AD
Birthplace: Oman

 28 
Lou Marsh
(Athlete)

Lou Marsh
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Birthdate: February 17, 1879
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Canada
Died: March 4, 1936
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 29 
Ivan Lee
(Referee)

Ivan Lee
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Birthdate: March 31, 1981
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States

 30 
Coffi Codjia
(Football referee)

Coffi Codjia
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Birthdate: December 9, 1967
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cotonou, Benin
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 31 
Jawahir Roble
(Referee)

Jawahir Roble
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Birthdate: 1995 AD
Birthplace: Somalia

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Stéphane Lannoy
1
Birthdate: September 18, 1969
Sun Sign: Virgo

 33 
Eddy Maillet
(Referee for FIFA since 2001)

Eddy Maillet
1
Birthdate: October 19, 1967
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Victoria, Seychelles

 34 
Ivo Ferriani
(Bobsledder at the 1988 Winter Olympics)

Ivo Ferriani
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Birthdate: March 5, 1960
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Italy
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 35 
Bernard Camille
(Football referee who is a listed international referee for FIFA since 2011)

Bernard Camille
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Birthdate: October 6, 1975
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Seychelles

 36 
Thun Sophea
(Referee)

Thun Sophea
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Birthdate: 1979 AD
Birthplace: Unknown
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 37 
Mohamed Kouradji
(Football referee)

Mohamed Kouradji
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Birthdate: March 14, 1952
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Constantine, Algeria
Died: July 9, 2020

 38 
Gladys Lengwe
(Association football referee)

Gladys Lengwe
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Birthdate: February 6, 1978
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Zambia
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 39 
Charles William Miller
(Football player - Forward)

Charles William Miller
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Birthdate: November 24, 1874
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: São Paulo, State of São Paulo, Brazil
Died: June 30, 1953