George Smith (referee)

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George Smith (born 14 October 1943 in Edinburgh) is a Scottish retired football referee. He is best known for refereeing at the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy, where he officiated the game between Austria and Czechoslovakia, handing out seven yellow cards in what was a rough game.[1]

Smith took charge of the 1980 (Celtic v Rangers), 1988 (Celtic v Dundee United) and 1990 (Aberdeen v Celtic) Scottish Cup finals. He also took charge of the 1988 (Aberdeen v Rangers) and 1989 (Aberdeen v Rangers) Scottish League Cup finals.


  1. ^ Janofsky, Michael (16 June 1990). "WORLD CUP '90; Czechoslovakia Reaches Round 2". New York Times. Retrieved 24 April 2009.