Referee George Suppiah bio

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Born
1929-06-17
Intl. since
1967-01-01
Hometown
Singapore
Country
Singapore
Speaks
Malay
Occupation
Hobbies
 
Matches Bio Did you know? Palmares

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2012-12-08

The first ever Asian referee to take charge of a match in the World Cup finals (1974), George - Govindahsamy - Suppiah started as a player for a Singaporean 1st division team called Rovers. One day he was asked by the club owner to referee a match and so it began. Suppiah died in 7. December 2012 due to diabetes.

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Suppiah played in the First division in 1950, three years later he was a referee. In 1961 he took charge of his first match in the highest division (remember: this is about Singapore)

contact
If you are reading this and you know George Suppiah, then do let him know that Cliff Newton would like to get back in touch with him.

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