Peter Johnson
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Country: Canada

Peter Johnson was born in London, England and immigrated with his family to Canada in 1969.

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Peter was one of Canada's top soccer referees during the 1970s and 80s. He was appointed as assistant referee for the Gold Medal Game at the Montreal Olympics between East Germany and Poland. In 1974 he was being placed on the FIFA List and went on to represent Canada at 15 international events, including a FIFA U-16 World Cup.


After retiring from refereeing, Peter served as an instructor and was awarded its highest honour in 2000, the Pearsonian Award and a place in the U.S. Soccer Hall of Fame. He also received Canada's highest award for Refereeing excellence with the International Achievement Award in 2002. He was an Honorary Life Member of the Ontario Soccer Referees Association, whose president he was from 1970 to 1974.


At the age of 78 Peter Johnson passed away on 22 February 2013.

Did you know

  • In 1971 Peter Johnson suffered a head injury and was taken to hospital when a riot broke out and spectators entered the pitch during a NASL match Rochester Lancers and Montreal Olympic.
    The fans stormed the pitch after Rochester scored 4-0. Already in a foul mood after Johnson had disallowed a 1-1 tie, about 200 people went after the ref and his lines men because they thought the 4-0 was scored from an off-side situation.
  • This is Peter Johnson instructing referees in 2007

Statistics for PETER JOHNSON
Totals Home Away Total
Penalties 0 0 0
Fouls 0 0 0
Yellow 0 0 0
YellowRed 0 0 0
Red 0 1 1
Averages Home Away Total
Penalties 0 0 0
Fouls 0 0 0
Yellow 0 0 0
YellowRed 0 0 0
Red 0 1 0.5

Based on 1 international matches

Date Score Yellow Red Penalties Fouls
WC 1982 qualifiers - Am/Caribbean
GuatemalaPanama1980-11-165 - 0 0 (0-0)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)