Referee Charlie Faultless bio

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1954 World Cup
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Born
1908-03-05
Intl. since
0000-01-01
Hometown
Giffnock
Country
Scotland
Speaks
English
Occupation
Salesman and commercial traveler
Hobbies
Golf, Tennis, Water polo
 
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Faultless

2010-03-13

7-5 is still (and probably forever) the highest score ever in a World Cup finals match. Austria against the home team Switzerland and the referee was Charlie Faultless, which is not a nick name.

bio
Born in Giffnock, a son of a factory worker, Charles Edward Faultless found a job with Collins Ltd during the Great Depression. Charlie was a good sales man and commercial traveller and climbed up to become a sales director in the clothes company he worked for for 30 years.
A keen sports man, he played tennis, golf, water polo and he was a football goalie. Charlie Faultless had to give up playing in a team after he had suffered a broken leg. He picked up refereeing and joined the highest rank just before the war.
During the war he was a RAF flying officer.
After he retired from refereeing, Charlie Faultless wrote for a Sunday news paper about football for 20 years .
Charlie Faultless married twice and has a son and two daughters. He died, aged 90, in 1998.

From our reporter: Kvas