Referee Tofik Bakhramov bio

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Born
1926-11-29
Intl. since
1964-01-01
Hometown
Moscow / Baku
Country
USSR
Speaks
Russian
Occupation
Hobbies
 
Matches Bio Did you know? Palmares

on or over the line?

2012-07-13

Two matches in the World Cup finals, one in 1966 and one in 1970. But Tofik Bakhranov will be remembered as the lines man in the final in 1966 who may be the only person in the world who saw Geoff Hurst's shot go over the line after the ball had bounced off the bar. It was in the extra time and England won the World Cup. Bahkramov lived in the USSSR when he was a referee, then his country became Azerbaijan. He died in 1993.

study
The goal is still talked about. Using computers, the University of Oxford in 1995 concluded that the ball did not completely go over the goal line.

player

Bakhramov started as a player in 1940 and he even played for Neftchi until a leg injury made him change his career. FIFA referee from 1964.

From our reporter: James Ng