Richard, Dickie, Stagno Navarra was a former FIFA referee from 1969 until at least 1980, maybe a little longer who hardly took charge of international matches. He died age 67 in 2010.
Satgno Navarra was a popular (according to Maltatoday.com) newscaster and one of the pioneers of Maltese television (which was in the hands of the British until 1972). But he did more: he was a communications officer at the British High Commission, an English language teacher and a fighter for animal rights. Other newspapers say he was a referee association administrator, a sports journalist (writer), the general manager of the Ta' Qali Stadium, a member of the Referees Board, Referees' Match Inspector and Instructor.
Tonio Bruglio (also a former FIFA ref) wrote that Navarra had to stop his refereeing career early because of an injury (but he was at least 11 years on the intenational list).
- His obit in the TimesofMalta.com doesn't mention his career in broadcasting at all, but have him as a dedicated referee association administrator. In fact Richard Stagno Navarra felt unwell at a Ref Association meeting and died a little later in the hospital.
- Oddly enough, in 2012 Richard Stagno Navarra was still on Facebook.
Statistics for RICHARD STAGNO NAVARRA
Based on 5 international matches
MATCHES FOR RICHARD STAGNO NAVARRA
|UEFA Cup 1980 - 1981|
|1st round||Saint-Etienne||Kuopio PS||1980-10-01||7 - 0||0 (0-0)||0 (0-0)||1 (1-0)||0 (0-0)|
|Malta||Tunisia||1978-03-04||1 - 0||0 (0-0)||0 (0-0)||0 (0-0)||0 (0-0)|
|UEFA Cup 1977 - 1978|
|1st round||Torino||APOEL||1977-09-14||3 - 0||0 (0-0)||0 (0-0)||0 (0-0)||0 (0-0)|
|European Cup 1972 - 1973|
|1st round||Celtic||Rosenborg||1972-09-13||2 - 1||0 (0-0)||0 (0-0)||0 (0-0)||0 (0-0)|
|European Cup2 1971 - 1972|
|1st round||Chelsea F.C.||Jeunesse Hautcharage||1971-09-29||13- 0||0 (0-0)||0 (0-0)||1 (1-0)||0 (0-0)|