Carlos Clos Gómez

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Clos and the second or maternal family name is Gómez.

Carlos Clos Gómez (born 30 June 1972 in Zaragoza, Spain) is a football referee. He is a UEFA class first referee as of January 2009.[1]

Clos Gómez refereed a Europa League match between Motherwell and Steaua Bucureşti in which he was criticised by then Motherwell manager Jim Gannon.[2]

In 2008 Clos Gómez was forced to abandon a match between Granada FC and Real Madrid FC after an Granada player was struck by a bottle thrown from the crowd.[3]

Clos Gómez was named to FIFA's international list in 2009,[4] and has served as a referee during qualification for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, beginning with the 7 September 2012 match between Lithuania and Slovakia.[5]


  1. ^ "Carlos Clos Gomez - bio". 30 June 2009. Retrieved 7 August 2009. 
  2. ^ "Gannon criticises referee display". BBC Sport. 7 August 2009. Retrieved 7 August 2009. 
  3. ^ "Carlos Clos Gomez - dyk". 6 February 2009. Retrieved 7 August 2009. 
  4. ^ "Spain: Football Officials - Referees". FIFA. Retrieved on 15 April 2013.
  5. ^ "Match Report: Lithuania - Slovakia 1:1 (1:1)". FIFA. 7 September 2012. Retrieved on 15 April 2013.