Bio
Mark Halsey
Born: 1961-07-08
Intl. since: 2000-01-01
Hometown: Bolton (Lancashire)
Country: England
Speaks: English
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Mark Halsey started refereeing in 1989 and made it to the top in 10 years. He earned his FIFA Badge in 2001.

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Internationally he has been officiating qualifiers and matches for the UEFA Cup. He retired internationally at the end of 2006.

Did you know
10 YEARS

  • September 2004 Mark Halsey did something very uncommon for a referee: he came back on his own decision to award a penalty. Players' reactions from both sides (Arsenal and Fulham) made him realize he had made a mistake. To buy some time he went to his assistant who confirmed there had been no foul. Halsey stated that if none of the players had protested the penalty would have been awarded.
  • There was some bad blood when he was seen drinking with Manchester City fans after their 1999 play-off final victory over Gillingham. Manchester equalised in the 5 minutes added time and went on to win on penalties. Halsey commented it meant nothing and that if he had to name a team he was a QPR fan.
  • Halsey keeps himself fit during the season by training with Bolton.
  • According to the Guardian Halsey may later suffer repetitive strain injury from his use of the play-on gesture.
Statistics
Statistics for MARK HALSEY
Totals Home Away Total
Penalties 1 0 1
Fouls 0 0 0
Yellow 24 37 61
YellowRed 0 0 0
Red 1 3 4
Averages Home Away Total
Penalties 0.05 0 0.02
Fouls 0 0 0
Yellow 1.09 1.68 1.39
YellowRed 0 0 0
Red 0.05 0.14 0.09

Based on 22 international matches

Matches
MATCHES FOR MARK HALSEY
Date Score Yellow Red Penalties Fouls
friendly tournament
final stageArsenalInternazionale2007-07-292 - 1 1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Euro 2008 qualifiers
PortugalAzerbaijan2006-10-073 - 0 5 (2-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 2006 - 2007
group stageParmaHeerenveen2006-11-232 - 1 3 (2-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1st roundMaccabi HaifaLitex2006-09-141 - 1 3 (1-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Champions League 2006-2007
qualifiers 1st roundSheriffPyunik2006-07-182 - 0 4 (2-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Euro 2006 u21 qualifiers
play-offsGermany u21Czech Republic u212005-11-151 - 0 1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Unknown
Germany u21Czech Republic u212005-11-151 - 0 1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 2005 - 2006
group stageBaselStrasbourg2005-10-200 - 2 3 (2-1)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1st roundAnorthosisPalermo2005-09-290 - 4 2 (1-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Intertoto 2005
1/2 final roundLensWolfsburg2005-08-034 - 0 6 (2-4)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 2004 - 2005
group stageStandardParma2004-11-252 - 1 9 (3-6)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1st roundVillarrealHammarby2004-09-303 - 0 1 (0-1)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
qualifiers 2nd roundDinamo ZagrebPrimorje2004-08-124 - 0 2 (0-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Intertoto 2004
1/2 final roundEfBSchalke 042004-07-281 - 3 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
friendly
AustraliaSouth Africa2004-03-301 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
BelgiumFrance2004-02-180 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 2003 - 2004
1st roundAPOELMallorca2003-09-241 - 2 3 (1-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
qualifiersSteauaNeman Grodno2003-08-280 - 0 4 (1-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Euro 2004 u21 qualifiers
Croatia u21Bulgaria u212003-10-100 - 1 4 (2-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Sweden u21Hungary u212002-10-111 - 0 4 (1-3)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 2002 - 2003
1st roundMatador PuchovBordeaux2002-10-031 - 4 1 (1-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 2001 - 2002
qualifiersDinamo TbilisiBATE2001-08-092 - 1 4 (3-1)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)