Bio
Esse Baharmast
Born: 1954-03-11
Intl. since:
Hometown:
Country: United States
Speaks: English
Occupation: CONCACAF referee committee, FIFA instructor member
Hobbies:

In 1998, Esfandiar Baharmast was the first American referee to take charge of two matches in a World Cup. MLS referee of the year 1997 when he officiated the US open Cup, and the MLS and A-League finals all in the same year. He was also active in the 1996 Olympic Games and retired internationally at the end of 1998.

Did you know
WORLD CUP

  • It was Fernando Alvarez who wrote a personal letter to then FIFA President Joao Havelange about Baharmast. Alvarez said he thought Baharmast should be included as one of the officials at the 1998 FIFA World Cup in France.
    The American was sent to the 1996 Olympics and two years later he wen to France.
    The story goes Baharmast was not the only referee Alvarez has helped.
Statistics
Statistics for ESSE BAHARMAST
Totals Home Away Total
Penalties 1 1 2
Fouls 0 0 0
Yellow 13 25 38
YellowRed 0 0 0
Red 2 1 3
Averages Home Away Total
Penalties 0.06 0.06 0.06
Fouls 0 0 0
Yellow 0.76 1.47 1.12
YellowRed 0 0 0
Red 0.12 0.06 0.09

Based on 17 international matches

Matches
MATCHES FOR ESSE BAHARMAST
Date Score Yellow Red Penalties Fouls
WC 1998
group stageBrazilNorway1998-06-231 - 2 2 (0-2)0 (0-0)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)
group stageSpainNigeria1998-06-132 - 3 4 (3-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Gold Cup 1998
group stageMexicoHonduras1998-02-072 - 0 8 (2-6)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageBrazilJamaica1998-02-030 - 0 5 (1-4)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 1998 qualifiers - Asia
2nd roundKorea RepublicJapan1997-11-010 - 2 3 (1-2)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 1998 qualifiers - S. America
ParaguayVenezuela1997-10-121 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
PeruUruguay1997-09-102 - 1 4 (1-3)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Copa America 1997
1st stageColombiaCosta Rica1997-06-164 - 1 5 (1-4)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
Olympic Games 1996
1/2 finalsArgentina OTPortugal OT1996-07-302 - 0 3 (2-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageBrazil OTNigeria OT1996-07-251 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageAustralia OTSaudi Arabia OT1996-07-222 - 1 4 (2-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
US Cup 1996
BoliviaIreland1996-06-150 - 3 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Carlsberg Cup
1/2 finalsJapanPoland1996-02-193 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Gold Cup 1996
1/2 finalsMexicoGuatemala1996-01-191 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1st roundMexicoSt Vincent and The Grenadines1996-01-115 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
friendly
ItalyCosta Rica1994-06-111 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
MexicoSwitzerland1994-01-261 - 5 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)