Referees

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 1 Tim Donaghy

Tim Donaghy.
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Famous As: Basketball Referee
Birthdate: January 7, 1967
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Havertown, Pennsylvania, United States

 2 Theodore Long

Theodore Long.
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Famous As: Wrestling Referee
Birthdate: September 15, 1947
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Birmingham, Alabama, United States

 3 Pierluigi Collina

Pierluigi Collina.
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Famous As: Association football referee, Writer, Economist
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.

 4 Mike Dean

Mike Dean.
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Famous As: Football Referee
Birthdate: June 2, 1968
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Metropolitan Borough of Wirral, United Kingdom

 5 Howard Webb

Howard Webb.
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Famous As: Referee
Birthdate: July 14, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rotherham

 6 Mills Lane

Mills Lane
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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: November 12, 1937
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Savannah, Georgia, United States
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 7 Lauren Holtkamp

Lauren Holtkamp
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Famous As: Basketball referee
Birthdate: November 24, 1980
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Jefferson City, Missouri, United States
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 8 Mario Yamasaki

Mario Yamasaki
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Famous As: Mixed martial arts referee, Judoka
Birthdate: April 22, 1964
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: São Paulo, Brazil
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 9 Viktor Kassai

Viktor Kassai
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Famous As: Referee
Birthdate: September 10, 1975
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Tatabánya

 10 Gypsy Joe

Gypsy Joe
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Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: December 2, 1933
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Villalba, Puerto Rico
Died: June 15, 2016
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 11 Stéphanie Frappart

Stéphanie Frappart
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Famous As: Association football referee
Birthdate: December 14, 1983
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Le Plessis-Bouchard, France

 12 Joe Cortez

Joe Cortez
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Famous As: Boxer Referee
Birthdate: October 13, 1943
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Harlem, New York, United States
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 13 Einer Ulrich

Einer Ulrich
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: May 6, 1896
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: February 28, 1969

 14 Stanley Rous

Stanley Rous
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Famous As: Football referee
Birthdate: April 25, 1895
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Mutford
Died: July 18, 1986
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 15 Ravshan Irmatov

Ravshan Irmatov
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Famous As: Uzbek football referee
Birthdate: August 9, 1977
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Tashkent

 16 Markus Merk

Markus Merk
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Famous As: Referee
Birthdate: March 15, 1962
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kaiserslautern
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 17 Kenneth Aston

Kenneth Aston
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Famous As: Teacher
Birthdate: September 1, 1915
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Essex, England
Died: October 23, 2001

 18 Shannon Eastin

Shannon Eastin
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Famous As: Sports official
Birthdate: 1970 AD
Birthplace: Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

 19 Wolfgang Stark

Wolfgang Stark
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Famous As: German football referee
Birthdate: November 20, 1969
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Landshut

 20 Ivan Lee

Ivan Lee
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Famous As: Referee
Birthdate: March 31, 1981
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
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 21 Mohamed Kouradji

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

 22 Thun Sophea

Thun Sophea
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Famous As: Referee
Birthdate: 1979 AD
Birthplace: Unknown

 23 Stéphane Lannoy

Stéphane Lannoy
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Famous As: Referee
Birthdate: September 18, 1969
Sun Sign: Virgo

 24 Gladys Lengwe

Gladys Lengwe
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Famous As: Association football referee
Birthdate: February 6, 1978
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Zambia

 25 Lou Marsh

Lou Marsh
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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: February 17, 1879
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Canada
Died: March 4, 1936
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