Referee Johannes van Moorsel bio

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Born
1902-07-09
Intl. since
0000-01-01
Hometown
Rotterdam
Country
Netherlands
Speaks
Dutch, English
Occupation
managing director, economist
Hobbies
golf, cricket
 
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2010-02-12

The first ever Dutchman to have officiated at a World Cup finals, Johannes Franciscus van Moorsel, was also a doctor of economics, active rotarian, bridge, cricket, football and golf player, board member, and managing director to name a few of his activities.

bio
Tall and whiskered, Van Moorsel studied at the economic and medical faculty in Rotterdam. He was member of the board of directors of Unilever, one of the founders of the Rotterdam Erasmus university and CEO of the Calve company (mostly peanut butter).
He was arrested by the Germans in 1944 and sent to Germany, but felt no resentment and even worked for a long time in Germany after WWII.
Reading his bio, it is clear that refereeing in a World Cup finals match in 1934 must have been no more than a hobby.
Johannes van Moorsel died in 1977.

and also
Three matches as a linesman in the 1938 World Cup in France.

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