António Garrido (referee)

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This name uses Portuguese naming customs. The first or maternal family name is da Silva and the second or paternal family name is Garrido.
António José da Silva Garrido
Born (1932-12-03)3 December 1932
Vieira de Leiria, Marinha Grande, Portugal
Died 10 September 2014(2014-09-10) (aged 81)
Nationality Portuguese
Occupation Accountant
Known for Football referee (1964–1982)

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

Born in Vieira de Leiria, Marinha Grande, António Garrido was the first Portuguese referee to officiate a European Cup final in 1980. He refereed three matches in the FIFA World Cup, two in the 1978 and one in the 1982 - the 3rd place play-off match. He also refereed one match in the UEFA Euro 1980 and the first leg of 1977 European Super Cup.[1]

On 3 August 1983, Garrido received the title of Officer of the Order of Prince Henry. Although he was an accountant by profession, he continued involved in football after his forced retirement as a referee in 1982 due to age limit.[2] He then had several positions, becoming member of the FPF's Refereeing Board (for 4 years), FIFA referee instructor, UEFA observer, and referees commissioner in World Cups (for 20 years).[1][3]

In 2005, Garrido was heard as a witness in Portuguese corruption scandal Apito Dourado (Golden Whistle) for being tapped talking to Pinto de Sousa (Chairman of the FPF's Refereeing Board) and Valentim Loureiro (Chairman of the Portuguese League for Professional Football).[1][4]

On 28 April 2011, after the 2010–11 UEFA Europa League's semi-final match between Porto and Villarreal, Garrido dined with the referee Björn Kuipers, FC Porto's president Pinto da Costa and FC Porto's S.A.D. administrator Reinaldo Teles (both involved in Apito Dourado), in a restaurant located on Rua do Roberto Ivens, Matosinhos, Porto. The incident was reported to Public Ministry's Procuradoria-Geral da República by an unknown identity.[1][4]

In 2012, Garrido admitted to have become a FC Porto supporter, despite being himself declared as a Sporting CP fan before ending is referee career. He was accused of collaborating with FC Porto, a claim that he denied.[3][2][1]

On 10 September 2014, Garrido died after a long illness.[5][1][2]

1978 World Cup[edit]

Garrido officiated the match between the hosts Argentina and Hungary, and became the first referee who red carded two players, from the same team, in a World Cup match. He was accused of blatantly favoring the hosts, as he failed to penalize several hard tackles made by the Argentinians, while showing little to no hesitation in sending off both of Hungary's strikers, Tibor Nyilasi and András Törőcsik.[6]


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