Select Group Referees

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The Select Group is a panel of professional football referees and assistant referees appointed by the Professional Game Match Officials Board (PGMOB) to officiate matches in the Premier League, as well as the Football League, FA Cup and Football League Cup.[1] The panel was established in 2001, when referees in England became professional.[2]

Select Group Referees[edit]

Name Home county Age Year appointed Notes
Atkinson, MartinMartin Atkinson West Yorkshire 43 years, 270 days 2005 FIFA Referee
Clattenburg, MarkMark Clattenburg County Durham 39 years, 288 days 2004 FIFA Referee
Dean, MikeMike Dean Merseyside 46 years, 207 days 2001
Dowd, PhilPhil Dowd Staffordshire 51 years, 334 days 2001
East, RogerRoger East Wiltshire 49 years, 228 days 2013
Foy, ChrisChris Foy Merseyside 52 years, 36 days 2001
Friend, KevinKevin Friend Leicestershire 43 years, 171 days 2009
Jones, MikeMike Jones Cheshire 46 years, 252 days 2008
Robert Madley West Yorkshire 29 years, 81 days 2013
Marriner, AndreAndre Marriner West Midlands 43 years, 359 days 2005 FIFA Referee
Mason, LeeLee Mason Lancashire 43 years, 58 days 2006
Moss, JonJonathan Moss West Yorkshire 44 years, 69 days 2011
Oliver, MichaelMichael Oliver Northumberland 29 years, 309 days 2010 FIFA Referee
Craig Pawson South Yorkshire 35 years, 161 days 2013
Probert, LeeLee Probert Wiltshire 42 years, 135 days 2007 FIFA Referee
Swarbrick, NeilNeil Swarbrick Lancashire 49 years, 6 days 2011
Taylor, AnthonyAnthony Taylor Cheshire 36 years, 67 days 2010 FIFA Referee

Select Group Assistant Referees[edit]

Name Home county Notes
Peter Bankes Merseyside
Simon Beck Bedfordshire FIFA Assistant Referee
Simon Bennett Staffordshire FIFA Assistant Referee
Gary Beswick County Durham FIFA Assistant Referee
Lee Betts Norfolk
John Brooks Leicestershire
Dave Bryan Lincolnshire
Stuart Burt Northamptonshire FIFA Assistant Referee
Darren Cann Norfolk
Stephen Child Kent FIFA Assistant Referee
Jake Collin Merseyside FIFA Assistant Referee
Constantine Hatzidakis Kent
Derek Eaton Gloucestershire
Darren England South Yorkshire FIFA Assistant Referee
John Flynn Wiltshire
Ron Ganfield Somerset
Andy Garratt West Midlands
Andy Halliday North Yorkshire
Adrian Holmes West Yorkshire
Ian Hussin Merseyside
Peter Kirkup Northamptonshire FIFA Assistant Referee
Scott Ledger South Yorkshire
Harry Lennard East Sussex
Simon Long Suffolk
Sian Massey West Midlands
Mick McDonough Tyne & Wear
Mike Mullarkey Devon FIFA Assistant Referee
Adam Nunn Wiltshire
Marc Perry West Midlands
Mark Scholes Buckinghamshire
Richard West East Yorkshire
Matthew Wilkes West Midlands

Former Select Group Referees[edit]

Name Home county Year appointed Year removed FIFA list Notes
Webb, HowardHoward Webb South Yorkshire 2003 2014 2005–2014 Retired to become technical director of PGMOB
Attwell, StuartStuart Attwell Warwickshire 2008 2012 2009–2012 Demoted to National List by mutual consent
Wiley, AlanAlan Wiley Staffordshire 2001 2010 Retired
Bennett, SteveSteve Bennett Kent 2001 2010 Retired
Rennie, UriahUriah Rennie South Yorkshire 2001 2009 2000–2005 Retired due to injury
Styles, RobRob Styles Hampshire 2001 2009 2002–2009 Retired
Tanner, SteveSteve Tanner Somerset 2007 2009 2008–2009 Demoted to National List
Knight, BarryBarry Knight Kent 2001 2008 Retired due to injury
Messias, MattMatt Messias Cheshire 2001 2006 2003–2006 Demoted and resigned
Barry, NealeNeale Barry Lincolnshire 2001 2005 Retired to oversee refeering development
Riley, MikeMike Riley West Yorkshire 2001 2009 1999–2009 Retired to become head of PGMOB
Stroud, KeithKeith Stroud Dorset 2007 2009 Demoted to National List
Gallagher, DermotDermot Gallagher Oxfordshire 2001 2007 1994–2002 Retired
Poll, GrahamGraham Poll Hertfordshire 2001 2007 1996–2007 Retired
D'Urso, AndyAndy D'Urso Essex 2001 2005 2001–2005 Demoted to National List
Winter, JeffJeff Winter Lancashire 2001 2004 Retired
Barber, GrahamGraham Barber Hertfordshire 2001 2004 1998–2004 Retired
Durkin, PaulPaul Durkin Dorset 2001 2004 Retired
Jones, PeterPeter Jones Leicestershire 2001 2002 1996–2002 Retired
Walton, PeterPeter Walton Northamptonshire 2003 2012 Retired to become manager of PRO for North America
Elleray, DavidDavid Elleray Kent 2001 2003 1992–1999 Retired
Dunn, SteveSteve Dunn Gloucestershire 2001 2006 1997–2002 Retired due to injury
Halsey, MarkMark Halsey Lancashire 2001 2013 2000-2006 Retired

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