Referee René Ortubé bio

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Born
1964-12-26
Intl. since
1992-01-01
Hometown
La Paz
Country
Bolivia
Speaks
Spanish
Occupation
Accountant
Hobbies
Travel, music and reading
 
Matches Bio Did you know? Palmares

René Ortubé

2010-12-12

Bolivian René Marcelo Ortubé Betancourt was born in La Paz in 1964. He was a successful international referee from 1992 till the end of 2009 (18 years!) when he had to retire because of his age. Rene (sometimes Marcelo) then also retired from the national competition.

firsts
His first official match as a referee was in 1989, his fist international match was Peru vs Venezuela.
Nationally he took charge of more than 550 Liga matches. For a list of his international matches is long, see his palmares. Ortube officiated one match at the 2002 World Cup.

Family
Both Rene's dad Arturo and his uncle Oscar were FIFA referees. They taught him the ropes. When he was young Rene was forbidden to go see his dad referee. His parents were afraid he would hear people yell bad things about his dad in the stadium. Rene often went anyway, running home in time before his parents came back.

From our reporter: James Ng