Bio
Reginald Leafe
Born: 1914-12-15
Intl. since:
Hometown: Mapperley, Nottingham
Country: England
Speaks: English
Occupation:
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Two World Cup finals (1950, 1958) and the 1960 Olympic tournament. An impressive career. Reginald James Leafe, an outside right who had to quit playing because of an injury, died in 2001.

career

He registered to become a referee in 1937 and entered the League ten years later. Took charge of the 1948 FA Cup final (Newcastle - Man City).

clasico

Reg Leafe dissalowed four goals in the European Champions Cup 1 st round match Real Madrid - Barcelona. Some say 4 Madrid goals, some have three for Madrid and one for Barcelona, fact is Madrid lost and for the first time they were out of the competition after having won it 4 times in a row. Again some say it was more or less fixed, that UEFA wanted another winner, not Madrid again. Barcelona reached the final but lost to Benfica.

Did you know
WORLD CUPS

  • It was 1 goal all and there was a minute left of playing time of the 1961 European Cup semi-final Rapid Wien - Benfica, when the rioting among the spectators and the player's dissent became so bad that Leafe stopped the match. Having won the first leg, the Portuguese had been spending the last minutes kicking the ball into the stands (and getting it back could take a long time in those days: they used only one ball and spectators sometimes tended to keep the ball and even play with it among themselves).

  • From the magazine O Arbitro, 1960 (thanks to Alberto Helder)
Statistics
Statistics for REGINALD LEAFE
Totals Home Away Total
Penalties 3 5 8
Fouls 0 0 0
Yellow 2 0 2
YellowRed 0 0 0
Red 0 0 0
Averages Home Away Total
Penalties 0.08 0.13 0.1
Fouls 0 0 0
Yellow 0.05 0 0.03
YellowRed 0 0 0
Red 0 0 0

Based on 40 international matches

Matches
MATCHES FOR REGINALD LEAFE
Date Score Yellow Red Penalties Fouls
European Cup 1961-1962
preliminary roundStandardFrederikstad1961-09-062 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
European Cup 1960-1961
1/2 finalsRapid WienBenfica1961-05-041 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1st roundBarcelonaReal Madrid1960-11-232 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Olympic Games 1960
bronze medalHungary OTItaly OT1960-09-092 - 1 2 (2-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1/2 finalsDenmark OTHungary OT1960-09-062 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1st stageYugoslavia OTEgypt OT1960-08-266 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
European Cup 1959-1960
1/2 finalsReal MadridBarcelona1960-04-213 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1/4 finalsGlasgow RangersSparta Rotterdam1960-03-303 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)
European Cup 1958-1959
1/2 finalsAtlético de MadridReal Madrid1959-05-071 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 1958
1/4 finalsSwedenSoviet Union1958-06-192 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageArgentinaGermany FR1958-06-081 - 3 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 1958 qualifiers - Europe
ScotlandSwitzerland1957-11-063 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WalesGermany DR1957-09-254 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
SpainScotland1957-05-264 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
British Championship
Northern IrelandScotland1959-10-030 - 4 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)
WalesScotland1958-10-180 - 3 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
ScotlandNorthern Ireland1956-11-071 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
ScotlandWales1955-11-092 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 1954 qualifiers - Europe
IsraelYugolsavia1954-03-210 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 1950
final roundBrazilSpain1950-07-136 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageYugolsaviaMexico1950-06-284 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)
WC 1950 qualifiers
SpainPortugal1950-04-025 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WalesNorthern Ireland1950-03-080 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WalesIreland1950-03-080 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
friendly
FranceSpain1959-12-174 - 3 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
NetherlandsTurkey1958-05-041 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
BelgiumGermany FR1958-03-020 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
NetherlandsGermany FR1957-04-031 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
SpainNetherlands1957-01-305 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)
Germany FRNetherlands1956-03-141 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
BelgiumNetherlands1954-10-244 - 3 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)
NetherlandsSwitzerland1953-03-221 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
EgyptYugolsavia1953-01-161 - 3 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
SpainIreland1952-06-016 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
SwitzerlandFrance1951-10-141 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
IrelandArgentina1951-05-130 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
NetherlandsBelgium1951-04-155 - 4 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
SpainSwitzerland1951-02-186 - 3 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
SwedenYugolsavia1950-09-031 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
NorwayNetherlands1948-05-261 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)