A professional referee for 20 years, debut in the first division 1970 (Atlante vs Toluca), last match Mexico - Germany FR in 1987, Joaquin Santiago Urrea Reyes was a FIFA referee from 1981 till the end of 1987.
Urrea was active as a center ref at the 1989 U20 World Cup and assisted in 1983 and 1985.
Currently (2010) Joaquin Urrea is general director of infrastructure and tourism in the state of Morelos, Mexico.
He is also a commentator on radio and tv. For instance in a show called Máxima Autoridad.
Well he did get to go to the World Cup in his own country, but acted only as a linesman and only in one match.
- Urrea Reyes said in an interview in 2006 that only the best refs should go to a World Cup and that it didn't matter if two or more were from the same country. The politics of FIFA to also designate referees from countries that don't even have a professional league just to get votes (for Blatter) was wrong.
- This is him in 1983
Statistics for JOAQUIN URREA REYES
Based on 5 international matches
MATCHES FOR JOAQUIN URREA REYES
|WC 1985 u16|
|1/2 finals||Germany FR u17||Brazil u17||1985-08-09||4 - 3||0 (0-0)||0 (0-0)||0 (0-0)||0 (0-0)|
|1st stage||Argentina u17||Congo u17||1985-08-04||4 - 2||5 (0-5)||1 (0-1)||2 (1-1)||0 (0-0)|
|1st stage||Australia u17||Argentina u17||1985-07-31||1 - 0||1 (0-1)||0 (0-0)||0 (0-0)||0 (0-0)|
|WC 1986 qualifiers - Am/Caribbean|
|2nd round||Costa Rica||USA||1985-05-26||1 - 1||0 (0-0)||0 (0-0)||0 (0-0)||0 (0-0)|
|Bulgaria||Switzerland||1985-02-05||1 - 0||0 (0-0)||0 (0-0)||0 (0-0)||0 (0-0)|