|Full name||Edward M. Lennie|
October 5, 1959 |
Edward Lennie OAM (born 5 October 1959 in Glasgow, Scotland) is a retired Australian football (soccer) referee. He is best known for officiating at the 1998 FIFA World Cup and the 1996 Olympic Games.
1998 World Cup
Lennie refereed two matches at the 1998 FIFA World Cup in France. The Group B match between Cameroon and Italy was controversial after Lennie sent off Cameroon defender Raymond Kalla after he collided with Italy's Luigi Di Biagio chasing a loose ball. After the match FIFA was criticised in Cameroon for appointing officials from "non-footballing nations".
National Soccer League
- Medal of the Order of Australia: 2008
- Centenary Medal: 2006
- Football Federation Australia - Football Hall of Fame Hall of Honour Inductee: 2007
- Football Hall of Fame Western Australia Hall of Recognition Inductee: 2005.
- NSL Referee of the Year:1994/95, 1995/96
- Western Australian State League Referee of the Year: 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997
In December 2012 Lennie was preselected by WA Labor for the Western Australian Legislative Assembly seat of Scarborough. He subsequently ran for the Hamersley Ward at the City of Stirling elections in October 2013.
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- Hepburn, Ray (21 June 1998). "Article: The foul which changed the world". Daily Mirror.
- "Cameroon castigate ref after defeat". The Nation (Google News Archive). 19 June 1998. Retrieved 12 November 2009.
- "Lennie blows final whistle after three decades". The West Australian. 27 November 2004.
- Queen's Birthday Honours list
- "Eddie Lennie OAM". Football Hall of Fame. Football Federation Australia. Retrieved 12 November 2009.
- "Hall of Recognition". Football Hall of Fame Western Australia. Football WA. Retrieved 12 November 2009.
- "Lennie blows for full-time". Football WA. 28 November 2004. Retrieved 12 November 2009.
- "Honours Listing". 2009 Football West Match Officials’ Guide. Football West. p. 39. Retrieved 12 November 2009.
- "Eddie Lennie". Football Referees Australia. Retrieved 11 November 2009.
- "Edward Lennie - bio". WorldReferee.com. Retrieved 12 November 2009.
- Ferrante, Michael (21 January 2013). "New field of play for ref". Stirling Times. Retrieved 5 February 2013.
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