Referee Prudencio Garcia bio

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Born
1899-10-02
Intl. since
1949-01-01
Hometown
St Louis
Country
United States
Speaks
English
Occupation
bank official
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Born in Salinas, Spain, Prudencio Garcia moved to the US in 1907 and became Pete. Garcia was a player for teams in St Louis from 1911 till 1921. Founder of the Missouri Referees' Association, he started officiating in Public School and Police Youth leagues. Garcia was a FIFA ref between 1949 and the end of 1952.

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He took charge of qualifiers for the 1950 World Cup and during the tournament in Brazil he was a linesman in four games.
He retired as a referee in 1957. Prudencio Garcia died in 1984.

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