Yes, another referee who started as a player but realized he'd rather be a ref. He started in 1948 and quit refereeing in 1969. Mario Aquiles Mendiburo took part in the formation of the professional referees Association and a number of other boards concerning football officials.
He also started the Liga Deportiva Hipica.
A not very long one: from season 1965/66 until 1968 (he was 49 then).
- One of his sons, Jose, was also an international referee.
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