Bio
Ramesh Ramdhan
Born: 1960-07-25
Intl. since: 1990-01-01
Hometown: Chaguanas
Country: Trinidad and Tobago
Speaks: english
Occupation: alderman / accoutant
Hobbies:

With tears in his eyes FIFA referee Ramesh Ramdhan blew his whistle for the last time in 2005 ending a 25 year career that has sent him to venues all over the world.

uncle Richard

It was Ramesh' uncle Richard who insisted he started refereeing in 1979. Ramesh wasn't sure, he didn't really like it, even when he had all the necessary papers he stiill didn't think taking charge of matches was for him.

But he went on with it and ended up officiating in maybe 170 international games. One was a group stage match in the 1998 World Cup and another was the Gold Cup final in the same year. An impressive career.

Did you know
WORLD CUP



  • Jack Warner, good friend of Sepp Blatter, corrupt football official according to many (FIFA vice-president, president of CONCACAF) and Deputy Political Leader leader of the United National Congress (UNC), must be an important man in Ramesh Ramdhan's life. Not only could he talk to Blatter about having a ref from T&T at the World Cup, he also was the one to appoint him alderman and into what could be a political career.
  • In 2004 ex-referee Ramesh Ramdhan was also managing director of a company that sells stadium seating. The pitch was: "He has broadened his knowledge of various types of stadium seating by his vast travels throughout the Continent having personally visited many Top stadiums around the World."
  • This is from a blogger on themanicoureport.com :"It is sad to see what Trinidad politics has come to. Such an individual as Ramdhan as an Alderman. With numerous court cases in his past where individuals sueing him for monies he dishonestly took from them; cases where the Trinidad and Tobago Customs and Excise Division investigaed him for fraud, and subsequently charged him for. These are all in the public domain, and yet he prances around as a representitive."
    Ramesh Ramdhan left his job at customs in 2007.
  • In a local match in 2004 a certain Marvin Phillip spat on Ramdhan and Ramdhan retaliated by kicking him. The player was banned and fined and the referee later said this was the only thing in his career he regretted.
  • Ramesh Ramdhan as a politician has a few mottos:
    'Passion is what drives success'.
    'Anything worth doing is worth doing well'
    'What the mind can conceive and believe can be achieved'
    Maybe he should write a book about it.
Statistics
Statistics for RAMESH RAMDHAN
Totals Home Away Total
Penalties 1 1 2
Fouls 0 0 0
Yellow 37 31 68
YellowRed 0 0 0
Red 0 1 1
Averages Home Away Total
Penalties 0.03 0.03 0.03
Fouls 0 0 0
Yellow 1 0.84 0.92
YellowRed 0 0 0
Red 0 0.03 0.01

Based on 37 international matches

Matches
MATCHES FOR RAMESH RAMDHAN
Date Score Yellow Red Penalties Fouls
Champions Cup 2006
qualifiersBritannia SVRobinhood SV2005-09-271 - 2 3 (2-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 2006 qualifiers - Am/Caribbean
3rd stageUSAGuatemala2005-03-302 - 0 3 (1-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
2nd stageUSAPanama2004-10-136 - 0 4 (1-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
2nd stageCosta RicaCanada2004-09-081 - 0 2 (1-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 2001 u17
1/4 finalsBrazil u17France u172001-09-231 - 2 2 (2-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageMali u17Iran u172001-09-171 - 0 3 (2-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageFrance u17Nigeria u172001-09-141 - 2 1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 2002 qualifiers - Am/Caribbean
final roundJamaicaCosta Rica2001-11-110 - 1 5 (2-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1/2 finalsUSACosta Rica2000-10-110 - 0 1 (1-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1/2 finalsJamaicaSt Vincent and The Grenadines2000-09-032 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
3rd stageAntigua and BarbudaSt Vincent and The Grenadines2000-05-072 - 1 5 (3-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
2nd stageBarbadosAruba2000-04-164 - 0 1 (1-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1st stageGrenadaBarbados2000-03-182 - 3 4 (3-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Gold Cup 2000
group stageHondurasColombia2000-02-162 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
friendly
JamaicaSouth Africa1999-05-091 - 1 4 (2-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
JamaicaNorway1995-11-261 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 1998
group stageJapanCroatia1998-06-200 - 1 5 (3-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Gold Cup 1998
finalUSAMexico1998-02-140 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageBrazilGuatemala1998-02-051 - 1 5 (1-4)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
Confederations Cup 1997
group stageUruguaySouth Africa1997-12-174 - 3 2 (0-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageUAEUruguay1997-12-130 - 2 1 (1-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 1998 qualifiers - Am/Caribbean
final stageJamaicaCosta Rica1997-09-141 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
final stageCanadaJamaica1997-04-270 - 0 4 (4-0)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageMexicoJamaica1996-10-162 - 1 3 (2-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageCanadaCuba1996-10-102 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
3rd roundJamaicaBarbados1996-06-302 - 0 1 (1-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Gold Cup 1996
finalMexicoBrazil1996-01-212 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1st roundUSAEl Salvador1996-01-162 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 1995 u17
group stageAustralia u17Spain u171995-08-042 - 2 5 (2-3)0 (0-0)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)
Gold Cup 1993
1/2 finalsUSACosta Rica1993-07-221 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1st roundMexicoCosta Rica1993-07-151 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 1994 qualifiers - Am/Caribbean
final roundCanadaEl Salvador1993-04-112 - 0 4 (2-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
2nd roundSt Vincent and The GrenadinesCosta Rica1992-11-150 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
2nd roundJamaicaCanada1992-10-181 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1st roundSurinamSt Vincent and The Grenadines1992-08-020 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
preliminariesGuyanaSurinam1992-04-261 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
preliminariesSt Vincent and The GrenadinesSt Lucia1992-03-293 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)