Referee Dogan Babacan bio

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his book "I am a referee" with Johan Cruijff on the cover
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Born
1930-01-01
Intl. since
1968-01-01
Hometown
Istanbul
Country
Turkey
Speaks
Turkish
Occupation
Hobbies
 
Matches Bio Did you know? Palmares

The First

2011-11-29

The first Turkish referee to officiate at a World Cup finals and the first referee ever to show a red card at a World Cup finals. All in that one match in 1974. And, yes, he was also the first referee to show a red card in an Olympic Games match, in 1972. The sent-off players were Chilean Carlos Caszely (1974) and Moroccan Maouhoub Ghazouani (1972).

player
Dogan Babacan was a player until he became a referee in 1955. He got his FIFA badge in 1968 and retired 10 years later.

later

From our reporter: James Ng