António Garrido (referee)

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António José da Silva Garrido
Born (1932-12-03)3 December 1932
Marinha Grande, Portugal
Died 10 September 2014(2014-09-10) (aged 81)
Leiria, Portugal
Nationality Portuguese
Occupation Accountant
Known for Football referee (1964–1982)

António José da Silva Garrido (3 December 1932 – 10 September 2014) was a Portuguese football referee.

Accountant by profession, Garrido was known for having refereed three matches in the FIFA World Cup, two in the 1978 and one in the 1982, the match for the 3rd and the 4th place. He also refereed one match in the 1980 UEFA European Football Championship in Italy and was the first Portuguese referee in a European Cup final in 1980. After his retirement, depiste being known as a Sporting CP supporter, he was heavily linked to F.C. Porto admitting to be a supporter of the club. He was involved in Portuguese football scandal Apito Dourado and in the 2010–11 UEFA Europa League semi-final match between Porto and Villarreal CF, after the match he dined with the referee Björn Kuipers, Reinaldo Teles and Porto's president Pinto da Costa in a restaurant located on Rua do Roberto Ivens, Matosinhos, Portugal.[1][2][3] He died on 10 September 2014 after a long illness.[4]

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Preceded by
European Cup Final 1979
Austria Erich Linemayr
European Cup Referees
Final 1980
Portugal António Garrido
Succeeded by
European Cup Final 1981
Hungary Károly Palotai