Vicente Llobregat took charge of a match at the 1974 World Cup finals. He has been the only World Cup ref from Venezuela. FIFA panel: 1968/69 until 1981/82. Llobregat died March 2012.
Born in Alicante, Spain, Vicente Llobregat left family and fiancée in 1956 to find a new life in Venezuela. Spain was a poor country, ravaged by (civil) war and South-America seemed to offer a better future for young people.