Chris Beath

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Chris Beath
Chris Beath.jpg
Full name Christopher James Beath
Born (1984-11-17) 17 November 1984 (age 33)
Other occupation Finance Director
Years League Role
2005– A-League Referee
Years League Role
2011– FIFA listed Referee

Christopher James Beath (born 17 November 1984) is an Australian soccer referee in the A-League.[1][2]

He has refereed at the National Youth Championships in 2003 and in 2004.[1]

Beath was the referee of the tournament at the 2002 Kanga Cup. [3]

Beath was added to the FIFA International Referees List in 2011,[4][5] serving as a referee for matches including the Kirin Challenge Cup contest between Japan and Iceland.[6]

In 2015, Beath was involved in an exchange program where he refereed in the J-League.[7][8]

On 4 April 2017, Chris Beath was appointed as one of the inaugural Video assistant referee (VAR's) in the Hyundai A-League, the first top-tier football league in the world to implement the technology.[9]

In January 2018, Beath was selected as one of the referees for the 2018 AFC U-23 Championship held in China. Beath refereed the opening fixture of this tournament.

A-League Career[edit]



  1. ^ a b "Profile - Chris Beath". Official A-League Website. Football Federation Australia. Archived from the original on 4 November 2010. Retrieved 26 September 2009. 
  2. ^ "Brink pushes referee over the edge". ABC News. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. AAP. 23 November 2009. Retrieved 28 April 2010. 
  3. ^ "Kanga Cup Referees - Hall of Fame". Kanga Cup. AusRef Football Referees Australia. Retrieved 28 April 2010. 
  4. ^ "2011 FIFA Match Officials". Football Federation Australia. 17 December 2010. Archived from the original on 31 December 2010. Retrieved 16 September 2017. 
  5. ^ "Referees by Association - Australia". Retrieved 16 September 2017. 
  6. ^ Morgan, Michael. "International matches of Iceland 2012 - Details". RSSSF, 7 February 2013. Retrieved on 1 June 2013.
  7. ^ Monteverde, Marco (27 February 2015). "A-League: Chris Beath to referee 100th game in Sydney derby and says full-time refs a matter of time". The Advertiser. Adelaide. Retrieved 16 February 2018. 
  8. ^ "FFA-JFA Referee Exchange Program continues". 10 March 2016. Retrieved 16 February 2018. 
  9. ^ "Hyundai A-League first to use Video Assistant Referees". Hyundai A-League. Football Federation Australia. Retrieved 16 September 2017. 
  10. ^ "Chris Beath (Referee)". Ultimate A-League. [unreliable source?]