Top 10 Best Referees In Football 2020 (Miguel Mateu Lahoz is 3rd )

Best Referees In Football 2019. The beautiful game of Football cannot be enjoyed without a referee. A referee is responsible for enforcing the rules during the course of a football match.

The referee makes the decision regarding all facts connected with play, and is the only official on the pitch with the authority to start and stop play and discipline the players during a match. A referee also co-operates with the assistant referees and, even with the fourth official to make sure matches go smoothly.

Of course referees make mistakes since they are only humans, but the controversy keeps making football more fun to watch. I’m sure you know some of favorite referees in the leagues you watch. However, today I compiled a list of the top 10 football referees in the world.

Most of this referees ply their trade in the top European leagues and have officiated so many notable matches. Let’s find them out. The 2018 FIFA World Cup was characterised with the Video Assistant Referee (VAR)

Top 10 Best Football Referees in 2019

10. Damir Skomina

skominaDamir Skomina, is a 41-year-old Slovenian referee, and a full international FIFA referee since 2003. Skomina officiated as the fourth referee severally in many matches. He was the fourth official in the 2013 UEFA Champions League Final.

Among other notable matches he has officiated, include the 2012 UEFA Super Cup and the 2017 UEFA Europa League Final, between Ajax and Manchester United.

9. Martin Atkinson

Martin Atkinson is a 46-year-old English referee and also a FIFA licensed referee. Atkinson is popular for his smart decisions in the match and ability to cover ground.

He has officiated the 2011 FA Cup final and the 2014 Football League Cup final, in which both Manchester City won. In the 2009–10 Premier league season Atkinson officiated 48 matches in English football, his highest tally matches in one season to date.

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