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Youssuf Mohamed Effendi
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Country: Egypt
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Youssuf Mohamed Effendi, if our data are right, must have been an important referee in the 1920s and 30s, travelling from Egypt to not only Antwerp and Amsterdam for the Olympic Tournaments but even to Mexico to take charge of a match.

Youssuf Effendi was also a linesman in one match at the 1934 World Cup.

Did you know
EFFENDI

  • His match in Amsterdam in 1928 wasn't an easy one according to Professor Yunan Labib Rizk who wrote on the Al Ahram site:
  • It so happened that the Egyptian Olympic Committee sent referee Youssef Mohamed Effendi to take part in the tournament. To his misfortune, he had to referee the match between Germany and Uruguay, a match filled with tension. Worse, the German team, according to Al-Ahram, consisted of players noted not only for their huge bodies but also for "their expertise at causing injury." Because of the violence in the match, the Egyptian referee, in front of 30,000 mostly German spectators, threw out the core of the German defence during the first half and, in the second, also sent off a member of each side. His decisions won him little popularity. Perhaps the mildest criticism was that of the secretary-general of the International Football Federation who said that, in spite of his admiration for Mohamed, "he made a mistake this time by taking out the heart of the defence of an important team like that. His lack of knowledge of the languages spoken by the competing players complicated his task."
Statistics
Statistics for YOUSSUF MOHAMED EFFENDI
Totals Home Away Total
Penalties 2 0 2
Fouls 0 0 0
Yellow 0 0 0
YellowRed 0 0 0
Red 2 2 4
Averages Home Away Total
Penalties 0.29 0 0.14
Fouls 0 0 0
Yellow 0 0 0
YellowRed 0 0 0
Red 0.29 0.29 0.29

Based on 7 international matches

Matches
MATCHES FOR YOUSSUF MOHAMED EFFENDI
Date Score Yellow Red Penalties Fouls
WC 1938 qualifiers - Europe
Palestine (British)Greece1938-01-221 - 3 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
friendly
EgyptGreece1936-06-193 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Irish Free State OTEstonia OT1924-06-033 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 1934 qualifiers Am/Caribbean
final stageUSAMexico1934-05-244 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
Olympic Games 1928
2nd roundGermany OTUruguay OT1928-06-031 - 4 0 (0-0)3 (2-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
preliminariesPortugal OTChile OT1928-05-274 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Olympic Games 1924
bronze medalNetherlands OTSweden OT1924-06-091 - 3 0 (0-0)1 (0-1)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)