Arthur Holland (referee)

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Arthur Holland
Full name Arthur Holland
Born (1916-11-26)26 November 1916
Barnsley, Yorkshire, England
Died March 1987 [1]
Barnsley, Yorkshire, England
Years League Role
1959–1964 FIFA listed Referee

Arthur Holland was an English former football referee from Barnsley. Outside football he worked as a miner from 1935[2] and after his refereeing retirement as a publican, running The Paddy public house in Kendray in Barnsley.[3]

He became a Football League linesman in 1947 and graduated to the Referees List in 1951, taking charge of the FA Amateur Cup Final in 1959.[4] The same year he was appointed to the FIFA List and later refereed the 1963 European Cup Final between Benfica and Milan.[5] He ended his domestic refereeing career with the 1964 FA Cup Final between West Ham United and Preston North End and a few weeks later his final match was the European Nations Cup Final between Spain and the USSR in Madrid.


He has refereed in different tournaments :

External links[edit]

  1. ^ Holland, Arthur. "England and Wales, Death Registration Index 1837-2007". familysearch. Retrieved 11 February 2015. 
  2. ^ The Daily Express, March 3, 1964, p16
  3. ^ The Guardian, December 28, 1964, p3
  4. ^ The Daily Express, March 3, 1964, p3
  5. ^ The Daily Mirror, March 3, 1964, p21
Preceded by
England Arthur Ellis
UEFA European Football Championship final match referees
England Arthur Holland
Succeeded by
Switzerland Gottfried Dienst
Preceded by
European Cup Final 1962
Netherlands Leo Horn
European Cup Referees
Final 1963
England Arthur Holland
Succeeded by
European Cup Final 1964
Austria Josef Stoll
Preceded by
Ken Aston
FA Cup Final
Succeeded by
Bill Clements