Bio
Paul Durkin
Born: 1955-08-15
Intl. since: 1994-01-01
Hometown: Isle of Portland
Country: England
Speaks: English
Occupation: referee assessor for the FA
Hobbies:

Durkin was England's referee at the 1998 FIFA World Cup Finals in France. He only refereed one match - the group match between Italy and Austria. Dunkin retired in 2004

other

Also in 1998 Durkin refereed the FA Cup Final between Arsenal and Newcastle United. In 2003 he was selected for the League Cup Final between Liverpool and Manchester United.

During the Euro 1996 match France - Bulgaria, he replaced Dermot Gallagher after 28 minutes.

World Cup

Later Durkin told Graham Poll he didn't do well in that one match. He wasn't professional and lost his temper a few times.

Did you know
1998

  • The international career of Durkin started by accident... In a Euro 96 match between France and Bulgaria referee Dermot Gallagher got injured after 20 minutes and and as fourth official Durkin was asked to take charge of this match.
    You could say that his appointment to the World Cup was also a kind of accident: he went when David Elleray couldn't go because of a possible job promotion (see Elleray)
  • Durkin always tried to stick to home cooking when he was abroad, because he didn't "have the most concrete of stomachs".
  • Durkin was known as one of the more lenient referees.
Statistics
Statistics for PAUL DURKIN
Totals Home Away Total
Penalties 3 2 5
Fouls 0 0 0
Yellow 22 36 58
YellowRed 0 0 0
Red 2 5 7
Averages Home Away Total
Penalties 0.09 0.06 0.07
Fouls 0 0 0
Yellow 0.63 1.03 0.83
YellowRed 0 0 0
Red 0.06 0.14 0.1

Based on 35 international matches

Matches
MATCHES FOR PAUL DURKIN
Date Score Yellow Red Penalties Fouls
UEFA Cup 2000 - 2001
3rd roundHertha BSCInternazionale2000-11-210 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
friendly
IrelandFinland2000-11-153 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
PolandGermany1996-09-040 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Champions League 2000-2001
1st group stageLyonValencia2000-10-171 - 2 0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1st group stageSpartak MoskvaLeverkusen2000-09-122 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
WC 2002 qualifiers - Europe
SloveniaSwitzerland2000-10-112 - 2 9 (4-5)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 1999 - 2000
1/4 finalsLensCelta de Vigo2000-03-232 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
3rd roundCelta de VigoBenfica1999-11-257 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
Champions League 1999-2000
2nd group stageBarcelonaPorto2000-03-014 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1st group stageDynamo KyivLazio1999-11-020 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1st group stagePSVBayern Munich1999-10-262 - 1 2 (1-1)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1st group stageRosenborgDortmund1999-09-292 - 2 5 (1-4)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Euro 2000 qualifiers
FranceRussia1999-06-052 - 3 5 (2-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 1998 - 1999
1/2 finalsParmaAtlético de Madrid1999-04-202 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1/4 finalsBologna AGCLyon1999-03-023 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
2nd roundMarseilleWerder Bremen1998-11-033 - 2 7 (2-5)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1st roundFenerbahce SKParma1998-09-151 - 0 0 (0-0)2 (0-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Champions League 1998-1999
group stageBenficaKaiserslautern1998-11-252 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 1998
group stageItalyAustria1998-06-232 - 1 5 (1-4)0 (0-0)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)
Champions League 1997-1998
1/2 finalsDortmundReal Madrid1998-04-150 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1/4 finalsJuventusDynamo Kyiv1998-03-041 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageRosenborgReal Madrid1997-11-272 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stagePSGGöteborg1997-09-173 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)
qualifiers 2nd roundDinamo TbilisiLeverkusen1997-08-271 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 1997 - 1998
1/2 finalsAtlético de MadridLazio1998-03-310 - 1 6 (3-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
2nd roundUdineseAjax1997-11-042 - 1 6 (4-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 1996 - 1997
3rd roundInternazionaleBoavista FC1996-11-195 - 1 5 (1-4)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 1998 qualifiers - Europe
DenmarkGreece1996-10-092 - 1 4 (1-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Champions League 1996-1997
group stageSteauaDortmund1996-09-250 - 3 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Euro 1996
group stageFranceBulgaria1996-06-183 - 1 4 (2-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Champions League 1995-1996
group stageFerencvárosReal Madrid1995-11-011 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Euro 1996 qualifiers
LuxembourgBelarus1995-10-110 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
EstoniaSlovenia1995-06-011 - 3 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 1995 - 1996
1st roundVikingAuxerre1995-09-121 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
qualifiersSlavia SofiaOlympiakos1995-08-080 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)