Bio
Toros Kibritjian
Born:
Intl. since: 1968-01-01
Hometown: L A / Monterrey Park
Country: United States
Speaks: English
Occupation:
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Toros Kibritjian is an Armenian from Syria who came to the USA in the 50s, he was a referee for the NASL from 1968 to 1984, and for FIFA from 1968 to 1983.

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The story goes Kibritjian told people in the stands that he was better than the ref on the field and 15 years later he had a FIFA badge. He officiated 49 full international and CONCACAF championship games, was a lecturer, a state referee instructor, and a NISOA National Assessor.

(no) World Cup

None of the American referees at that time stood a chance to take part in the World Cup finals, because at that time the NASL used the 35 yd line offside rule.

Syria

The FIFA site puts Kibritjian in Syria, maybe he has two passports.

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SYRIA

  • Toros Kibritjian published two books in which someone is looking for something. The first one is called: Quest for the Cup, the other one In Search of a God..
    This is about the latter book, from amazon: With a meticulous eye for detail and a yen for the dramatic, Toros has recreated the harrowing tale of an ancient kingdom rent asunder after the treacherous assassination of its beloved king at the hands of his own cousins. With remarkable skill, he has graphically portrayed the bloody events that devastated Armenia a millennium and half ago. His characters are no more cardboard heroes: they live, and breath, they feel. Supported by a realistic dialogue, they exude conviction and invite sympathy and credibility.
Statistics
Statistics for TOROS KIBRITJIAN
Totals Home Away Total
Penalties 2 1 3
Fouls 0 0 0
Yellow 6 10 16
YellowRed 0 0 0
Red 1 0 1
Averages Home Away Total
Penalties 0.22 0.11 0.17
Fouls 0 0 0
Yellow 0.67 1.11 0.89
YellowRed 0 0 0
Red 0.11 0 0.06

Based on 9 international matches

Matches
MATCHES FOR TOROS KIBRITJIAN
Date Score Yellow Red Penalties Fouls
WC 1981 u20
1st stageAustralia u20Cameroon u201981-10-053 - 3 3 (0-3)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
WC 1982 qualifiers - Am/Caribbean
GuatemalaHonduras1980-12-070 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
friendly
IsraelGreece1979-02-144 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)2 (1-1)0 (0-0)
WC 1978 qualifiers - Am/Caribbean
final roundMexicoEl Salvador1977-10-123 - 1 4 (1-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
CanadaMexico1976-10-101 - 0 2 (1-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
CanadaMexico1976-10-101 - 0 2 (1-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 1974 qualifiers - Am/Caribbean
final roundHaitiMexico1973-12-180 - 1 5 (3-2)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
final roundNetherlandsGuatemala1973-12-062 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
El SalvadorGuatemala1972-12-100 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)