Bio
Charlie Faultless
Born: 1908-03-05
Intl. since:
Hometown: Giffnock
Country: Scotland
Speaks: English
Occupation: Salesman and commercial traveler
Hobbies: Golf, Tennis, Water polo

7-5 is still (and probably forever) the highest score ever in a World Cup finals match. Austria against the home team Switzerland and the referee was Charlie Faultless, which is not a nick name.

bio

Born in Giffnock, a son of a factory worker, Charles Edward Faultless found a job with Collins Ltd during the Great Depression. Charlie was a good sales man and commercial traveller and climbed up to become a sales director in the clothes company he worked for for 30 years.
A keen sports man, he played tennis, golf, water polo and he was a football goalie. Charlie Faultless had to give up playing in a team after he had suffered a broken leg. He picked up refereeing and joined the highest rank just before the war.
During the war he was a RAF flying officer.
After he retired from refereeing, Charlie Faultless wrote for a Sunday news paper about football for 20 years .
Charlie Faultless married twice and has a son and two daughters. He died, aged 90, in 1998.

Did you know
FAULTLESS

  • During the 1954 World Cup match Brazil - Yugoslavia, it was Arthur Ellis, the 4th official, who noticed the Brazilian coach returning a smaller ball onto the field after one of his players had kicked it over the touch line. It was a ball preferred by the Brazilians, who were one goal down.
  • There is a Charlie Faultless Trophy, an award for Scottish referees.
Statistics
Statistics for CHARLIE FAULTLESS
Totals Home Away Total
Penalties 1 0 1
Fouls 0 0 0
Yellow 0 0 0
YellowRed 0 0 0
Red 0 0 0
Averages Home Away Total
Penalties 0.17 0 0.08
Fouls 0 0 0
Yellow 0 0 0
YellowRed 0 0 0
Red 0 0 0

Based on 6 international matches

Matches
MATCHES FOR CHARLIE FAULTLESS
Date Score Yellow Red Penalties Fouls
British Championship
EnglandWales1954-11-103 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Northern IrelandEngland1954-10-020 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 1954
1/4 finalsAustriaSwitzerland1954-06-267 - 5 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
group stageBrazilYugolsavia1954-06-191 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 1954 qualifiers - Europe
WalesNorthern Ireland1954-03-311 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WalesEngland1953-10-101 - 4 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)