Bio
Howard King
Born: 1946-09-01
Intl. since:
Hometown: Merthyr Tydfil
Country: Wales
Speaks: English, Welsh
Occupation:
Hobbies:

Starting as a linesman in 1976 King was promoted referee in 1979.

since

At least since 1981 King was active internationally. He took charge of matches in the UEFA Cup tournament as well as qualifiers for European and World championships. King retired internationally in 1991.

vice girls

At the end of season 1993-94 King retired nationally, a year before he was due to reach retirement age. There was quite some talk about King accepting vice girls from participating clubs on the eve of crucial European matches. A thing King later admitted, adding that he'd never let a team win because of it. He then was given a ten year ban from any involvement with football.

Trying to influence referees by offering them girls was a standard practice in the 1980s and 1990s and some say it still is. King was just the one who admitted to it. He is even known to have asked for a blonde before a match Norway- Soviet Union.

Did you know
FALLEN KING

  • In november 2005 King was reported to the police after being spotted masturbating in a taxi cab. Afterwords King publicly announced "I've been stupid, and obviously it's embarrassing".
    (source: Merthyr Express)
Statistics
Statistics for HOWARD KING
Totals Home Away Total
Penalties 4 2 6
Fouls 0 0 0
Yellow 1 6 7
YellowRed 0 0 0
Red 0 1 1
Averages Home Away Total
Penalties 0.15 0.08 0.12
Fouls 0 0 0
Yellow 0.04 0.23 0.13
YellowRed 0 0 0
Red 0 0.04 0.02

Based on 26 international matches

Matches
MATCHES FOR HOWARD KING
Date Score Yellow Red Penalties Fouls
UEFA Cup 1992 - 1993
3rd roundAjaxKaiserslautern1992-11-242 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1st roundReal ZaragozaCaen (Stade Malherbe)1992-09-302 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 1994 qualifiers - Europe
IcelandGreece1992-10-070 - 1 0 (0-0)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
European Cup2 1991 - 1992
1/2 finalsWerder BremenClub Brugge1992-04-152 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
European Cup 1991 - 1992
group stageBenficaSparta Prague1992-03-041 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 1991 - 1992
1st roundGroningenRot-Weiss Erfurt1991-09-180 - 1 4 (0-4)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Euro 1992 qualifiers
NorwaySoviet Union1991-08-280 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
European Cup2 1990 - 1991
1/4 finalsJuventusLiege RFC1991-03-203 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
European Cup 1990 - 1991
1st roundGlasgow RangersValletta1990-10-026 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
friendly
Northern IrelandNorway1990-03-272 - 3 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Northern IrelandIsrael1984-10-163 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 1989 - 1990
2nd roundZenitVfB Stuttgart1989-10-180 - 1 1 (1-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 1990 qualifiers - Europe
IcelandAustria1989-06-140 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 1988 - 1989
1st roundSt Patrick'sHearts1988-09-070 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)
European Cup 1987 - 1988
1st roundAnderlechtMalmö1987-09-301 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Euro 1988 u21
group stageNetherlands u21Germany FR u211987-04-283 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Euro 1988 qualifiers
Soviet UnionNorway1986-10-294 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 1986 - 1987
1st roundGöteborgSigma1986-10-014 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
European Cup 1985 - 1986
1st roundBayern MunichGornik Zabrze1985-10-024 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 1984 - 1985
2nd roundSportingDinamo Minsk1984-10-242 - 0 2 (0-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 1983 - 1984
1/4 finalsSparta PragueHajduk1984-03-071 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
2nd roundSparta RotterdamCarl Zeiss Jena1983-10-193 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1st roundRoyal AntwerpZurich1983-09-274 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
British Championship
Northern IrelandEngland1983-05-280 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
European Cup2 1982 - 1983
1st roundDynamo DresdenB 931982-09-153 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)2 (1-1)0 (0-0)
WC 1982 qualifiers - Europe
NetherlandsCyprus1981-02-223 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)