Referee Craig Thomson bio

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Born
1972-06-20
Intl. since
2003-01-01
Hometown
Paisley
Country
Scotland
Speaks
english
Occupation
lawyer
Hobbies
golf chess film squash
 
Matches Bio Did you know? Palmares

Craig Thomson

2013-10-20

A lawyer specialized in construction law, but also a referee who officiated his first international match in 2003. He was promoted to the elite category at the beginning of season 2009-2010.

U-21
Craig Thomson performed in the U-21 championships in the Netherlands (and didn't leave too much of an impression on our reporters there). Two months later he took part in the u17 World Cup in Korea.

more
take a look at his palmares and see a slightly different career than most referees have. Thomson debuted internationally with a qualifier in the Champions League, but in the UEFA Cup he started in the 1st round. In 2007 he reached the group stage of the Champions league. Four years later he was awarded a quarter-final
Craig Thomson was 4th official at EURO 2008.

2010
Craig Thomson was on the 54 member shortlist of candidates for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

Euro 2012
And then finally he made it to a large tournament: He was selected for Euro 2012.

2014
Thomson is on the long list of 52 for the 2014 World Cup.

From our reporter: Dave Eisenhower