Referee George Courtney bio

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Born
1941-06-04
Intl. since
1977-01-01
Hometown
Spennymore County, Durham
Country
England
Speaks
English
Occupation
freemason
Hobbies
 
Matches Bio Did you know? Palmares

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2012-05-08

George Courtney was FIFA referee from 1977 till the end of 1991. He retired at the age of 50 (in those days that was possible).

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As a primary school headmaster he started refereeing at school games, became top referee in England in 1974 (FA Cup 1980) and only three years later earned his FIFA Badge. A record then.
He was active in two World Cups, 1986 and 1990 (he was 49 then) and there were many European finals and semi-finals, see his palmares.

From our reporter: James Ng