Jesús Gil Manzano

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Gil Manzano
Full name Jesús Gil Manzano
Born (1984-02-04) 4 February 1984 (age 35)
Don Benito, Spain
Years League Role
2001–2006 Tercera Referee
2006–2009 Segunda B Referee
2009–2012 Segunda Referee
2012– La Liga Referee
Years League Role
2014– FIFA listed Referee

Jesús Gil Manzano (Spanish pronunciation: [xeˈsus ˈxil manˈθano]; born 4 February 1984 in Don Benito) is a Spanish football referee. He officiates in the Spanish Primera División. He made his La Liga debut on 25 August 2012 in a game between Málaga CF and Real Madrid. Gil Manzano also appeared in the 2013–14 Copa del Rey quarterfinals game between Racing de Santander and Real Sociedad, where Racing refused to play after one minute.[1][2]

Following the game between FC Barcelona and Girona FC on 23 September 2018, that ended 2-2,[3][4][5] Lionel Messi refused to shake his hand after the match.[6]


  1. ^ "Con el honor no se juega". Marca (in Spanish). Unidad Editorial. 30 January 2014. Retrieved 31 January 2014.
  2. ^ "Racing Santander match suspended after boycott". The Irish Times. 30 January 2014. Retrieved 31 January 2014.
  3. ^ "Lenglet, sent off unfairly". Mundo deportivo (in Spanish).
  4. ^ "Gil Manzano's history against FC Barcelona". Mundo deportivo (in Spanish).
  5. ^ "Gil Manzano's mistakes against FC Barcelona and in favour of Madrid". Mundo deportivo (in Spanish).
  6. ^ "Messi's reaction on referee Gil Manzano". Mundo deportivo (in Spanish).

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