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Jack Taylor
Born: 1930-04-21
Intl. since: 1963-01-01
Hometown: Wolverhampton
Country: England
Speaks: English
Occupation: butcher
Hobbies:

The most important match John Keith "Jack "Taylor officiated must have been the 1974 World Cup final between Germany and Netherlands. Taylor gave both teams a penalty (1st penalty ever in a WC final and then also the second ever) and saw Germany win the final with 2-1. Jack Taylor was a FIFA referee between 1963 and 1977. Jack Taylor died July 2012.

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One match in the 1966 World Cup finals, two in 1974. A quarter-finals in the 1976 European Championships, the 1971 European Champions Cup final.

He refereed in Brazil for two years and has been a referee coach in Africa.

Jack Taylor also has been a commercial manager at Wolverhampton Wanderers.

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JACK TAYLOR

  • Taylor's father was also a butcher. Working in his father's shop Jack used to listen to a costumer telling him stories about refereeing. He decided to try it and although his first match was a disaster he was persuaded to go on.
  • In 1965 they didn't have the advantage rule for the away goal, so when Hannover and Barcelona both won their home matches for the Fairs Cup, they had to toss a coin to decide where to play the play-off. The play-off was refereed by Taylor and stayed undecided after 120 minutes. They didn't have the shoot-out either in 1965 so another coin toss had to decide the winner (Barcelona).
  • In 1976 two teams from the four race groups (really....) in South Africa played each other for the Chevrolet Cup. The two legged final was between Kaiser Chiefs and Hellenic, both refereed by Jack Taylor. The first match in Cape town was won by Hellenic 4-1.
    The second match was held in Johannesburg. When Hellenic scored from a possible off-side situation, the home team protested and the goalie sat down, heldd on to the ball and refused to play on. Then Chiefs supporters started throwing things on the field and the Hellenic players walked off and so did Jack Taylor. After 20 minutes or so play was resumed and Kaiser Chiefs won 2-1, saving everybody the anticipated riot.
    Mixed tournaments between racial pure teams (purity according to the apartheid standard) were a way of showing the world South Africa meant well. Of course the opposite effect was reached. Jack Taylor, at that time the most famous referee in the world, shouldn't have been there in the first place. But these were different times.

    (source: Ian Hawkey)
Statistics
Statistics for JACK TAYLOR
Totals Home Away Total
Penalties 6 3 9
Fouls 0 0 0
Yellow 6 7 13
YellowRed 0 0 0
Red 0 0 0
Averages Home Away Total
Penalties 0.12 0.06 0.09
Fouls 0 0 0
Yellow 0.12 0.14 0.13
YellowRed 0 0 0
Red 0 0 0

Based on 49 international matches

Matches
MATCHES FOR JACK TAYLOR
Date Score Yellow Red Penalties Fouls
WC 1978 qualifiers - Europe
Soviet UnionHungary1977-05-182 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
friendly
ScotlandSweden1977-04-273 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
HungaryAustria1976-06-122 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
BelgiumNetherlands1975-04-301 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
ScotlandGermany DR1974-10-303 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
ScotlandGermany FR1973-11-141 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
IsraelUruguay1973-07-191 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
BrazilAustria1971-07-111 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
FranceArgentina1965-06-030 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 1976 - 1977
2nd roundCrvena ZvezdaSalzburg1976-11-031 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1st roundSchalke 04Porto1976-09-293 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
Euro 1976
1/4 finalsSpainGermany FR1976-04-241 - 1 2 (1-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
European Cup 1975 - 1976
1/2 finalsPSVSaint-Etienne1976-04-140 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
European Cup2 1975 - 1976
2nd roundSturm GrazHaladás1975-10-222 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 1975 - 1976
1st roundBarcelonaPAOK1975-10-016 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)2 (2-0)0 (0-0)
Euro 1976 qualifiers
AustriaHungary1975-04-020 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 1974 - 1975
3rd roundHamburger SVDynamo Dresden1974-11-274 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
2nd roundInternazionaleAmsterdam FC1974-10-231 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1st roundGyörLokomotiv Plovdiv1974-10-023 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 1974
finalNetherlandsGermany FR1974-07-071 - 2 4 (3-1)0 (0-0)2 (1-1)0 (0-0)
2nd roundArgentinaGermany DR1974-07-031 - 1 2 (1-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageBulgariaUruguay1974-06-191 - 1 2 (1-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
European Cup2 1973 - 1974
1/2 finalsMagdeburg SCSporting1974-04-242 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 1974 qualifiers - Europe
PortugalBulgaria1973-10-132 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
European Cup 1973 - 1974
1st roundÃ…tvidaberg FFBayern Munich1973-03-101 - 3 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
European Cup2 1972 - 1973
1/4 finalsSpartak MoskvaAC Milan1973-03-070 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 1972 - 1973
3rd roundLas PalmasTwente1972-12-132 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
European Cup 1972 - 1973
1st roundVejle BKAnderlecht1972-09-270 - 3 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Euro 1972 qualifiers
Northern IrelandSpain1972-02-161 - 1 2 (0-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
FranceBulgaria1971-11-102 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)
YugolsaviaGermany DR1971-10-160 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
European Cup 1971 - 1972
2nd roundBorussia MönchengladbachInternazionale1971-12-010 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 1971 - 1972
1st roundElfsborgHertha BSC1971-09-291 - 4 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
European Cup 1970 - 1971
finalAjaxPanathinaikos1971-06-022 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1/4 finalsLegia WarszawaAtlético de Madrid1971-03-242 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
British Championship
WalesScotland1971-05-150 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Northern IrelandScotland1965-10-023 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Northern IrelandScotland1963-10-122 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 1970
group stageItalySweden1970-06-031 - 0 1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 1970 qualifiers - Europe
PortugalSwitzerland1969-04-160 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Euro 1968 qualifiers
ScotlandNorthern Ireland1966-11-162 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
BelgiumFrance1966-11-112 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
European Cup 1966-1967
1st roundAjaxBesiktas1966-09-282 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
European Cup2 1966 - 1967
1st roundSkeidReal Zaragoza1966-08-303 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Fairs Cup 1965 - 1966
play-offHannoverBarcelona1966-03-021 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
European Cup 1965-1966
preliminary roundReal MadridFeyenoord1965-09-225 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
European Cup 1964-1965
1st roundDWSLyn1964-11-045 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Euro 1964
1/8 finalsSwedenYugolsavia1963-09-183 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
European Cup2 1962 - 1963
1/4 finalsB 1909Nürnberg1963-03-210 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)