Referee Georges Buckley bio

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Born
1974-04-23
Intl. since
2006-01-01
Hometown
Country
Peru
Speaks
Spanish
Occupation
Hobbies
 
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Buckley

2012-01-31

Georges Buckley de Meritens is a FIFA referee since 2006. He was voted referee of the year 2008 by an internet portal.
He is a CONMEBOL Elite category referee

Oh boy
When he was a student in Chile, George Buckley got arrested for smoking marijuana in 1997. The judge did not sentence him but ordered Buckley to leave the country immediately. Years later, in August 2009, on his way to take charge of the Copa Sudamericana match Union Espanola - La Equidad, it all came back to him when Buckley was detained at the Santiago airport for a few hours and sent back to Peru.
His country man Victor Carrillo who took over the match.

From our reporter: Bernard Levi