Steve Dunn (referee)
|Full name||Stephen W Dunn|
24 October 1957 |
|? – ?||Gloucs. County League||Referee|
|? – ?||Western League||Referee|
|? -1986||Football Conference||Referee|
|1992–1997||FIFA listed||Asst. referee|
Steve Dunn started refereeing local matches in 1978.
He reached the FIFA list of referees in 1997. Thus he became the first English official to achieve the "double" of the FIFA referees and FIFA assistants lists, a feat later matched by Steve Bennett, Graham Barber and Matt Messias. He completed six years at this level, stepping down at the age of 45 in 2002, although he continued refereeing as an over-age official in the 'domestic' competitions until 2005.
One of his career highlights was the 2001 FA Cup Final between Arsenal and Liverpool, when the 'Gunners' lost 2–1, their goal supplied by Freddie Ljungberg, but with two late goals coming from Michael Owen to reverse the scoreline at 90 minutes.
He refereed his last professional match on 18 May 2005, when he took charge of West Ham's 2–0 win against Ipswich Town in the Championship play-off semi-final 2nd leg at Portman Road, both goals coming from Bobby Zamora. He was appointed to referee for the following season (2005–06) but made no appearances due to injury.
- Rothmans / Sky Sports Football Yearbooks, 1992–2005.
- Football League Referee Profile: the Football League Official website.
- "Steve has Dunn it all": Interview at the Football Association Official website.
- Biographical References: "Academy" feature at the BBC.co.uk website.
- First Premier League Appointment, Spurs v. Aston Villa: soccerbase.com website.
- Last Premier League Appointment, Fulham v. Norwich: soccerbase.com website.
- Championship Play-off Semi-final 2005, West Ham v. Ipswich: soccerbase.com website.
|FA Cup Final Referee