Top 10 Best Football Referees Of All Time 2021
Best Football Referees Of All Time 2021. Best referees play an integral role in the game of Football. The main job of a referee is to enforce rules. It might look easy but the referee’s job is complex and demanding. Under the intense situation, even referees are not able to do justice to the game and end up giving wrong decisions.
Best Football Referees Of All Time (2021)
The best referee is someone who knows how to control the momentum of the game and make things under control. In this article, we are going to look at the top 10 football greatest referee in the world.
10. Frank de Bleeckere
Frank de Bleeckere made his debut in 1984. He was a FIFA affiliated referee from 1998 to 2012. One of the world’s best referee, Bleeckere was awarded Belgium professional referee of the year record seven times. Frank made his international debut on 24 March 2001. He officiated the match between Cyprus and Ireland at 2002 FIFA World Cup Qualifier.
Frank de Bleeckere officiated in various FIFA tournaments like World Cup, Youth Championship, U-17 World Cup etc. He is the only Belgium referee to officiate in seven World Cup matches.
9. Oscar Ruiz
Oscar Ruiz is Columbia’s best referee. He was FIFA affiliated referee from 1995 to 2011. Since his retirement, he has been a member of FIFA referee instructor team. Oscar made his international debut in 1995. He officiated in three consecutive World Cup (2002,2006 and 2010).
He was also a member of CONMEBOL’s referee assistant Program. 51-year old is also a lawyer by profession.
8. Pedro Proenca
Hailing from Portugal Pedro Proenca is one of the best referees of all time. He holds the record of the only referee to officiate the finals of UEFA Champions League and UEFA European Championship in the same season.
He got listed as FIFA referee in 2003 and was UEFA Elite referee till 2009. Pedro was awarded Best Referee of the year by Portugues Football federation in 2007 and 2011. Further, he was named as the world’s best referee in 2012 by IFFHS.