An international referee in the 1980s, Valdemarca became the Zimbabwean FA treasurer in which function he, for instance, had to raise Z$96trillion for the national team to be able to compete in the 2010 World Cup qualifiers. That is 96 followed by 12 zeros.
Valdemarca is also (or has been) a FIFA match commissioner and referee instructor.
- As a reaction to the scandal in South Africa, Valdemarca wrote he also was asked to throw a match, but only once (the club chairman responsible was banned for 5 years). He said that it would be a good thing if (South) African referees were to become professionals. Many refs were unemployed and thus easier to corrupt.
Statistics for FRANK VALDEMARCA
Based on 4 international matches
MATCHES FOR FRANK VALDEMARCA
|African Nations Cup 1986|
|3rd place||Cote d'Ivoire||Morocco||1986-03-20||3 - 2||0 (0-0)||0 (0-0)||1 (1-0)||0 (0-0)|
|WC 1986 qualifiers - Africa|
|3rd round||Egypt||Morocco||1985-07-12||0 - 0||0 (0-0)||0 (0-0)||0 (0-0)||0 (0-0)|
|2nd round||Zambia||Cameroon||1985-04-07||4 - 1||0 (0-0)||0 (0-0)||0 (0-0)||0 (0-0)|
|African Nations Cup 1984|
|group stage||Egypt||Togo||1984-03-10||0 - 0||0 (0-0)||0 (0-0)||0 (0-0)||0 (0-0)|