Bio
Mario Gasc Opazo
Born:
Intl. since: 1964-01-01
Hometown: Santiago
Country: Chile
Speaks: Spanish
Occupation: journalist
Hobbies:

Mario Gasc first match in the highest division was in 1960. He was a FIFA referee from 1963. Gasc retired in 1973 because of the political chaos in Chile. He also retired from his job in publishing and took up writing a sports column and became the manager of Union Espanola.

dad

His dad was a football and boxing referee and Mario Gasc used to be a player. He was a bit of a rough character on the field and when he realized there were e always problems with referees who were just not good enough for him, he decided to become one himself.

polemicas

But Mario Gasc may be most well known for his appearance on television. For 16 years Gasc vented his opinion on referees and players in a section called 'Las jugadas polémicas' in the program Zoom Deportivo.

Did you know
TV

  • The column he wrote was under the pseudonym "Mago" in a magazine called Gol y Gol.
  • Mario Gasc once sent of his two linesmen. It happened that one was attacked by payers and when the other came over to help and both linesmen started hitting players with their flags, Gasc had had enough.
  • In interviews sounds like a grumpy old man. No referee is good enough anymore. Maybe Chandia, and maybe Pablo Pozo are ok.
  • He thinks refs get at their best when they are over 40.
  • In 2006 he spent his retirement with among other things teaching the tango at a local cultural centre.
Statistics
Statistics for MARIO GASC OPAZO
Totals Home Away Total
Penalties 1 0 1
Fouls 0 0 0
Yellow 0 0 0
YellowRed 0 0 0
Red 0 0 0
Averages Home Away Total
Penalties 0.08 0 0.04
Fouls 0 0 0
Yellow 0 0 0
YellowRed 0 0 0
Red 0 0 0

Based on 13 international matches

Matches
MATCHES FOR MARIO GASC OPAZO
Date Score Yellow Red Penalties Fouls
Copa Libertadores 1968
1/4 finalsUniversitarioIndependiente1968-03-210 - 3 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageUniversidad CatólicaUniversidad de Chile1968-02-213 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Copa Libertadores 1967
group stageSport BoysDeportivo Italia1967-03-155 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageUniversitarioDeportivo Italia1967-03-113 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
South American 1967
final roundUruguayArgentina1967-02-021 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
final roundUruguayParaguay1967-01-292 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
final roundVenezuelaBolivia1967-01-283 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
final roundArgentinaVenezuela1967-01-255 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
final roundArgentinaParaguay1967-01-184 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
Copa Libertadores 1966
group stageRiver PlateAlianza Lima1966-03-083 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stage9 de OctubreDeportivo Municipal1966-02-193 - 4 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageEmelecPeñarol1966-02-091 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Copa Libertadores 1965
group stageSantos FCUniversidad de Chile1965-02-261 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)