Referees from Spain

Alberto Undiano Mallenco
Intl. since: 2004
Hometown: Ansoain (Navarra)
Alberto Undiano Mallenco made his debut in the Primera Division in October 2000 at the early age of 26. From 2004 and on he officiated in UEFA Cup matches and qualifiers. Mallenc
Manuel Mejuto González
Intl. since: 1999
Hometown: La Felguera
Member of the Elite Category, Manuel Enrique Mejuto González is one of Europe's most experienced referees. He was born in la Felguera in the region of Asturias in Northern Spai
Antonio Mateu Lahoz
Intl. since: 2011
Hometown:
In 2012 Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz moved up to a category 1 referee.
Carlos Velasco Carballo
Intl. since: 2008
Hometown: Madrid
Carlos Velasco Carballo once had a yellow card average of 6 per match in Spain.
Eduardo Iturralde Gonzalez
Intl. since: 1998
Hometown: Llodio (Alava)
Eduardo Iterraldo Gonzalez' grandfather - Eduardo Iturralde Gorostiaga - used to be a FIFA referee in the thirties. His father Antón Iturralde was also an arbiter, in a lower di
Antonio Lopez Nieto
Intl. since: 1993
Hometown:
In 2000 Antonio Jesús López Nieto refereed the UEFA Cup final between Galatasaray-Arsenal. He took charge of one match in the 2002 World Cup and two matches in Euro 1996.
Luis Medina Cantalejo
Intl. since: 2002
Hometown: Tomares (Sevilla)
Two incidents might haunt Medina Cantalejo's carreer for a while, one not even an incident and the other probably not true:
David Fernandez Borbalan
Intl. since: 2010
Hometown: Almeria
In 2009 Borbalán received the "Medalla de Oro" from the province of Almería.
Manuel Diaz Vega
Intl. since: 1991
Hometown: Oviedo
Manuel Diaz Vega has a stadium named after him in Oviedo.
Arturo Dauden Ibanez
Intl. since: 1998
Hometown:
Arturo Dauden Ibanez made his debut in the Spanish Primera Division in 1994, got his FIFA badge in '98 and retired internationally at the end of 2005. We do not know the reason for
José María Garcia-Aranda Encinar
Intl. since: 1993
Hometown: Madrid
The Spanish number one referee for years got mobbed one day at the Montevideo airport by supporters after a Uruguay - Paraguay match in 2001
Javier Estrada Fernandez
Intl. since: 2013
Hometown:
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Emilio Soriano Aladren
Intl. since: 1978
Hometown: Aragon
One world Cup match (1990) and two in the European Champioships (1988, 1992), the last one was the semi-final Denmark-Netherlands. Soriano Aladren retired from football in 1992.
Jose Maria Ortiz de Mendibil
Intl. since: 1957
Hometown: Portugleta
Angel Franco Martinez
Intl. since: 1970
Hometown: Murcia (Patino)
Angel Franco Martinez took charge of two matches in the 1978 World Cup finals. His international career spans from 1970 until the end of 1985.
Jesús Gil Manzano
Intl. since: 2014
Hometown:
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César Muniz Fernandez
Intl. since: 2006
Hometown: Oviedo
Cesar Muniz Fernandez' father was (among other things) a lines man.
Carlos Del Cerro Grande
Intl. since: 2013
Hometown:
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Fernando Teixeira Vitienes
Intl. since: 2009
Hometown:
Fernando Teixeira Vitienes is a UEFA Category 1 referee.
Carlos Clos Gomez
Intl. since: 2009
Hometown: Zaragoza
Aragonian Carlos Clos Gomez is a UEFA category 1 referee.
Emilio Guruceta Muro
Intl. since: 1974
Hometown: San Sebastian
In 1987 Emilio Carlos Guruceta Muro crashed his BMW into a truck on the road between Lerida and Zaragoza. Guruceta Muro and his assistant Eduardo Vidal died, another assistant surv
Juan Ansuategui Roca
Intl. since: 1991
Hometown: Castellon
Referee in Spain from 1988 till 2002 and retired internationally in 2002, Juan Insuategui Roca took charge of about 50 international matches mostly qualifiers. He is a doctor and a
Augusto Lamo Castillo
Intl. since: 1977
Hometown: Madrid
It is argued that Augusto Lamo refused the Soviet Union three penalties in their World Cup match against Brazi.l
Juan Fernandez Marin
Intl. since: 1995
Hometown: Madrid
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Juan Gardeazabal
Intl. since: 1954
Hometown: Bilbao
Juan Gardeazabal was a Basque from Bilbao and after his death there was a street named after him in that town.
Alejandro Hernandez Hernandez
Intl. since: 2014
Hometown:
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Augusto Pablo Sanchez Ibáñez
Intl. since: 1970
Hometown: Badajoz
Augusto Pablo Sánchez Ibáñez took charge of a match in the 1974 World Cup finals. He retired in 1977.
Victoriano Sanchez Arminio
Intl. since: 1978
Hometown: Santander
Julian Rodriguez Santiago
Intl. since: 2001
Hometown: Valladolid
Julian Rodrigeuz Santiago can't have many fans in Barcelona nor Roumania. Barca fans probably hate him for cancelling four Barcelona goals in one match in 1992 and for daring to s
Carlos Megia Davila
Intl. since: 2004
Hometown: Madrid
In september 2009 rumours started appearing Carlos Megía Dávila would become a well paid employee of Real Madrid. His duty should have been to become some kind of liaison o
Victor Esquinas Torres
Intl. since: 1996
Hometown: Madrid
Victor Jose Esquinas Torres' last year as an international referee was in 2004. His debut in the Spanish Primera Division was in 1991.
Juan Martinez Munuera
Intl. since: 2015
Hometown:
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Antonio Navarrete
Intl. since:
Hometown:
Antonio Martin Navarette
Daniel Zariquiegui Izco
Intl. since: 1951
Hometown: Pamplona
Daniel Zariquiegui was a FIFA referee from season 1951-52 until 1969/70. He died of an illness in 1999, aged 75.
Alfonso Perez Burrull
Intl. since: 2002
Hometown: Santander
Alfonso Perez Burrull is a UEFA Category 3 referee and retired because of the age limit at the end of 2010.
Bernardino Gonzalez Vazquez
Intl. since: 2005
Hometown:
In Spanish matches an average of more than five bookings are a normal thing. Bernardino Gonzalvez Vazquez seems to never not show a yellow card and since his debut every y
Fernando Carmona Mendez
Intl. since: 2000
Hometown: Badajoz
Fernando Carmona Mendez was busy taking charge of Matches in the Primera Division and (mainly) UEFA Cup when he suddenly decided to quit in 2005. He was 44 then but told the press
Antonio Rubinos Perez
Intl. since: 2007
Hometown: Madrid
As a referee Rubinos Perz likes to have the personality of Mejuto, the intelligence of Medina, the ability to read a match like Undiano, the elegance of Muniz, the speed of Burrull
Juan Brito Arceo
Intl. since: 1993
Hometown: Tenerife
A candidate for the Spanish Big Brother VIP, a (seemingly rather active) council man for Santa Cruz, Tenerife and a former FIFA referee.
Antonio Camacho Jiménez
Intl. since: 1969
Hometown: Madrid
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Gaspar Pintado Viu
Intl. since: 1967
Hometown: Barcelona
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Jose Sanchez Martinez
Intl. since: 2017
Hometown:
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Pedro Escartin Moran
Intl. since: 1927
Hometown:
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Joaquin Ramos Marcos
Intl. since: 1987
Hometown: Salamanca
There once was a rumour of Ramos Marcos wearing a Madrid T-shirt under his referee kit during a Madrid-Barcelona match.
Manuel Asensi Martin
Intl. since: 1948
Hometown: Madrid
The 1956 Fairs Cup match between Barcelona and Birmingham was officiated by Asensi even though one of the teams was Spanish.
Ildefonso Urizar Azpitarte
Intl. since: 1987
Hometown:
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Mariano Medina Iglesias
Intl. since: 1966
Hometown: Oviedo
Mariano Medina witnessed Dutch side ADO score three own goals in Wolverhampton for the 2nd round of the 1971 UEFA Cup. The three goals were all in one half.
Joaquin Urio Velazquez
Intl. since: 1990
Hometown:
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Manuel Gomez Arribas
Intl. since: 1962
Hometown: Bilbao
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Celino Garcia Redondo
Intl. since: 1993
Hometown:
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Ricardo De Burgos Bengoechea
Intl. since: 2018
Hometown:
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José Garcia Carrion
Intl. since: 1980
Hometown: Valencia
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Antonio Rigo Sureda
Intl. since: 1970
Hometown: Palma de Mallorca
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Vicente José Caballero Camacho
Intl. since: 1957
Hometown: Madrid
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José Perez Sanchez
Intl. since: 1988
Hometown:
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Antonio Tomeo Palanques
Intl. since: 1977
Hometown:
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José Enrique Blanco Pérez
Intl. since: 1957
Hometown: Leon
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Enriquez Negreira
Intl. since:
Hometown: Barcelona
When Enriquez Negeira was a player he once got red carded when he joined a group of fighting players. He must have thought it was the refs fault en when he a few days later sat nex
Ramon Melcon
Intl. since:
Hometown:
Ramon Melcon Bartolomé
José María Miguel Perez
Intl. since: 1981
Hometown: Barcelona
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Raul Garcia de Loza
Intl. since: 1990
Hometown:
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Adolfo Bueno Perales
Intl. since: 1964
Hometown: Zaragoza
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Jose Munuera Montero
Intl. since: 2019
Hometown:
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Julian Arqué Martin
Intl. since: 1948
Hometown: Zaragoza
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José Pes Pérez
Intl. since: 1985
Hometown:
Pes Perez sent off four Partizani players in their first leg of the first round of the 1987 European Cup against Benfica. The Albanians were banned from the competition and who kno
Luis Colina Alvarez
Intl. since: 1924
Hometown: Madrid
A match at the 1924 Olympic Tournament. Colina retired at the end of 1927. Colina was president of the Spanish Referees commission (1924-26) and manager of Real Madrid (1919-1920).
Leandro Soto Montesinos
Intl. since: 1975
Hometown: Madrid
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José Enrique Rubio Valdivieso
Intl. since:
Hometown:
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Pedro Urrestarazu Elordi
Intl. since: 1973
Hometown: Bilbao
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Ramon Azon Roma
Intl. since:
Hometown: Barcelona
Ramon Azon Roma took charge of a match at the 1950 World Cup finals in Brazil. He died in 1984.
José Gonzalez Echeverria
Intl. since: 1958
Hometown: San Sebastian
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José María Enriquez Negreira
Intl. since: 1988
Hometown:
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Guillermo Comorera
Intl. since:
Hometown:
One match (the consolation final) at the 1928 Olympic Tournament.
José Murguia
Intl. since: 1924
Hometown:
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Rafael Tamarit Falaguera
Intl. since: 1946
Hometown: Valencia
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José Nunez
Intl. since:
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Firmin Sanchez Gonzalez
Intl. since: 1924
Hometown:
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José Plaza Pedraz
Intl. since: 1964
Hometown: Madrid
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Augustin Vilalta Bars
Intl. since: 1940
Hometown:
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Felix Birigay Nieva
Intl. since: 1962
Hometown: Valencia
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Jose Llovera
Intl. since:
Hometown:
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Jose de Mazagatos
Intl. since:
Hometown: Bilbao
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José Steimborn Ludeuvik
Intl. since: 1930
Hometown:
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José Fombona Fernandez
Intl. since: 1947
Hometown: Gijon
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Andres Rivero
Intl. since:
Hometown: San Sebastian
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Pedro Vallana Jeanguenat
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Jaume Oliva Fortuny
Intl. since: 1976
Hometown: Barcelona
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Enrique Marron Martinez
Intl. since: 1951
Hometown: Madrid
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Rafael Garcia Fernandez
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Ezequil Montero Ramon
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José Martinez Iniguez
Intl. since: 1946
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Julian Arque Martin
Intl. since:
Hometown: Zaragoza
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Pelayo Serrano
Intl. since: 1924
Hometown:
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leandro Sabater Solá
Intl. since: 1946
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Antonio Sanchez Rios
Intl. since: 1970
Hometown: Sevilla
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Plácido Gonzalez Diaz
Intl. since: 1945
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José Llovera Mas
Intl. since: 1924
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Julio Ostale Gomez
Intl. since: 1940
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Jose Luis Gonzalez
Intl. since: 2012
Hometown: Fuentesnuevas, El Bierzo
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Eduardo Iturralde Gorostiaga
Intl. since: 1935
Hometown:
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Angel Rodriguez Mendizábal
Intl. since:
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Once it's on WIKIPEDIA, it's on many sites and it is History and a Fact. Wikipedia has an Angel Rodriguez Mendizabal taking charge of a qualifier for the 1960 European Championship
Jesus Arribas Seijas
Intl. since: 1933
Hometown:
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