Rob Rogers

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Rob Rogers
Rob Rogers.jpg
Full name Robert Rogers
Born (1983-11-12) 12 November 1983 (age 31)
Domestic
Years League Role
2005-? League of Ireland Assistant referee
2007- League of Ireland Referee
International
Years League Role
2009-? FIFA listed Futsal referee
2012 FIFA listed Football referee

Robert Rogers born 12 November 1983 is a referee in football and futsal. He is currently on the FIFA International Referees List as a football referee. In 2009 he became the first FIFA-listed futsal referee from the Republic of Ireland. He was a notable entrant into RTÉ's Good, Bad and Ugly on their flagship League of Ireland Association Football Show MNS, for his "cheeky backheel".[1]

Football refereeing[edit]

Rogers was appointed to the National League panel of referees in 2005 as an assistant referee. Rogers took charge of his first League of Ireland match in 2007 in which Athlone Town beat Kildare County by 4 goals to 2.

He became FIFA-listed as a referee in 2012.[2]

Futsal refereeing[edit]

Rob Rogers was appointed to the FIFA International List for Futsal Referees for the 2009 season. In doing so he became the first referee from Ireland to hold this position.[3]

He has officiated at the Four Nations championship held in England in December 2008, taking charge of the opening fixture between Libya and Lithuania and the final match between hosts England and Libya before a packed house in Loughborough.

  • Rogers was appointed to the preliminary qualifying stages of the UEFA Futsal Championship in February 2009
  • Rob Rogers was appointed to the UEFA Futsal Cup Preliminary Group F held in Austria, August 2009
  • Rob Rogers was appointed as Second Referee to the inaugural Futsal League of Ireland final in 2007 in which Shamrock Rovers beat UCD.
  • Rob Rogers was appointed as First Referee at the Futsal League of Ireland final in 2009 held in the National Basketball arena in Tallaght. Cork City beat defending Champions St. Patrick's Athletic.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.aertel.ie/sport/soccer/mns/features/conmurphy/con26.html
  2. ^ "Republic of Ireland: Referees". FIFA. Retrieved 27 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "Irish Futsal Referees receive International Recognition". Football Association of Ireland. 23 July 2009. Retrieved 27 July 2012.