Referee Ilias Spathas bio

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Born
1980-02-18
Intl. since
2010-01-01
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Greece
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Ilias Spathas

2011-12-28

Ilias Spathas made his debut in the Greek Superleague in 2005 and he got his international badge in 2009. In 2010 the players of the superleague considered him third best referee behind Tasos Kakkos and Giorgos Daloukas. He is a UEFA category 2 ref.

Family tradition?
Ilias Spathas father was also a referee and was part of a big scandal in Greece around 2003. Yannis Spathas' name was mentioned in a TV show called Zougla which exposed a cabal between referees, football officials and club owners called "The Hut" that worked in favor of Olympiakos and a smaller club called Egaleo..

Young
Spathas is the youngest Greek referee in the Greece super league as well as one of the youngest international referees in the world.
thanks to John Hountis

From our reporter: Archie Rogers