Bio
Joaquin Urrea Reyes
Born: 1942-11-26
Intl. since: 1981-01-01
Hometown: Navojoa
Country: Mexico
Speaks: Spanish, English
Occupation:
Hobbies:

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.

unders

Urrea was active as a center ref at the 1989 U20 World Cup and assisted in 1983 and 1985.

day job

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.

World Cup

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.

Did you know
U20

  • 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
Statistics for JOAQUIN URREA REYES
Totals Home Away Total
Penalties 1 1 2
Fouls 0 0 0
Yellow 0 6 6
YellowRed 0 0 0
Red 0 1 1
Averages Home Away Total
Penalties 0.2 0.2 0.2
Fouls 0 0 0
Yellow 0 1.2 0.6
YellowRed 0 0 0
Red 0 0.2 0.1

Based on 5 international matches

Matches
MATCHES FOR JOAQUIN URREA REYES
Date Score Yellow Red Penalties Fouls
WC 1985 u16
1/2 finalsGermany FR u17Brazil u171985-08-094 - 3 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1st stageArgentina u17Congo u171985-08-044 - 2 5 (0-5)1 (0-1)2 (1-1)0 (0-0)
1st stageAustralia u17Argentina u171985-07-311 - 0 1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 1986 qualifiers - Am/Caribbean
2nd roundCosta RicaUSA1985-05-261 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
friendly tournament
BulgariaSwitzerland1985-02-051 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)