Bio
Robert Matthewson
Born: 1930-00-00
Intl. since: 1973-01-01
Hometown: Bolton / Manchester
Country: England
Speaks: English
Occupation: engineer
Hobbies:

A not very successful player for Bolton Wanderers who became a referee. He was a national ref from 1968 and international from 1973. Bob Matthewson died in 2000.

matches

Not many international ones (see palmares), the 1977 FA Cup final.

Charity Shield

Bob Matthewson sent of Kevin Keegan and Billy Bremner - the first British players to be sent off at Wembley - in the 1974 Charity Shield match. Both players threw their shirts angrily on the ground, both were fined and suspended for 11 matches.
This incident is still talked about and was even used for a film called The Damned United. Matthewson is played by a Peter Quinn.

Did you know
BOLTON

  • Neil Warnock, a writer for The Independent remembers when he was a young player he was once asked by (then former League referee) Matthewson to run the line in a tournament in the Seychelles. The Seychelles were playing Reunion. When a Seychelles player scored, Reunion players questioned Warnock's decision to give it onside. Directly after the match Bob Matthewson rushed towards Warnock shouting "Follow me". Warnock ran after the referee through an iron gate which a security guy quickly locked. They were chased by the Reunion team sticking their arms through the bars trying to reach for them. Matthewson had sensed there'd be trouble.

    source: The Independent
Statistics
Statistics for ROBERT MATTHEWSON
Totals Home Away Total
Penalties 0 0 0
Fouls 0 0 0
Yellow 0 0 0
YellowRed 0 0 0
Red 0 0 0
Averages Home Away Total
Penalties 0 0 0
Fouls 0 0 0
Yellow 0 0 0
YellowRed 0 0 0
Red 0 0 0

Based on 10 international matches

Matches
MATCHES FOR ROBERT MATTHEWSON
Date Score Yellow Red Penalties Fouls
friendly
IrelandPoland1977-04-240 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WalesGermany FR1976-10-060 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
ScotlandPortugal1975-05-131 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
IrelandPoland1973-10-211 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
European Cup2 1976 - 1977
1/2 finalsAnderlechtNapoli1977-04-202 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 1975 - 1976
3rd roundSpartak MoskvaAC Milan1975-12-102 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1st roundTorpedo MoskvaNapoli1975-09-174 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 1974 - 1975
1/2 finalsKöln FCBorussia Mönchengladbach1975-04-081 - 3 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1st roundRandersDynamo Dresden1974-09-181 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Euro 1976 qualifiers
MaltaGreece1975-02-232 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)