Bio
Omar Delgado
Born: 1941-01-21
Intl. since: 1966-01-01
Hometown: Medellin
Country: Colombia
Speaks: Spanish
Occupation:
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Omar Delgado Gomez Piedrahita took charge of one match in the 1974 World Cup finals. During that match (Zaire - Yugoslavia, a record breaking 0-9) he sent off the wrong player (see did-you-know).

mistake

Delgado was suspended for a few months after the World Cup because of his mistake.

Life and career

Omar Delgado was a FIFA referee from 1966 until 1976. He died in 1991.

Did you know
WORLD CUP

  • The Zaire team, the first black African team to take part in a World Cup finals, was a side with mostly unknown players who may have looked the same in the eyes of referee Omar Delgado who sent off the wrong player (Ndaye) in the match against Yugoslavia. Delgado refused to listen to Ndaye's protests (of course) but he also ignored another player's (Mwepu) cries, telling him he had committed the foul and not Ndaye.
    According to Ndaye, perhaps the most famous African player at that time, Mwepu actually kicked the referee, because he didn't agree with one of his decisions. See also the match.
Statistics
Statistics for OMAR DELGADO
Totals Home Away Total
Penalties 0 0 0
Fouls 0 0 0
Yellow 1 0 1
YellowRed 0 0 0
Red 0 1 1
Averages Home Away Total
Penalties 0 0 0
Fouls 0 0 0
Yellow 0.05 0 0.03
YellowRed 0 0 0
Red 0 0.05 0.03

Based on 19 international matches

Matches
MATCHES FOR OMAR DELGADO
Date Score Yellow Red Penalties Fouls
Copa Libertadores 1976
1/2 final stageIndependienteRiver Plate1976-06-230 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageSportivo LuqueñoCruzeiro1976-03-181 - 3 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Copa America 1975
1st stageChilePeru1975-07-171 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Copa Libertadores 1975
1/2 final stageUnion EspanolaLDU Quito1975-05-272 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageUniversitarioMontevideo Wanderers1975-04-013 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Copa Libertadores 1974
1/2 final stageHuracánIndependiente1974-09-041 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 1974
group stageYugolsaviaZaire1974-06-189 - 0 1 (1-0)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 1974 qualifiers - S. America
ParaguayArgentina1973-09-161 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Copa Libertadores 1972
group stageOriente PetroleroChaco Petrolero1972-02-275 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Copa Libertadores 1971
group stageDeportivo GaliciaFluminense1971-02-141 - 3 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Copa Libertadores 1970
1/2 finalsPeñarolUniversidad de Chile1970-05-122 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageDeportivo GaliciaNacional (UR)1970-02-210 - 4 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Copa Libertadores 1969
final (2nd leg)EstudiantesNacional (UR)1969-05-222 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
final (2nd leg)EstudiantesNacional (UR)1969-05-212 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageDeportivo QuitoPeñarol1969-03-021 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageDeportivo QuitoNacional (UR)1969-02-260 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Copa Libertadores 1968
1/4 finalsDeportivo PortuguesEmelec1968-04-102 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageEmelecUniversidad Católica1968-02-181 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageDeportivo GaliciaPalmeiras1968-02-041 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)