José María García-Aranda

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José María García-Aranda
Full name José María García-Aranda Encinar
Born (1956-03-03) March 3, 1956 (age 62)
Madrid, Spain
Other occupation Physical education teacher
Domestic
Years League Role
1989–2001 La Liga Referee
International
Years League Role
1993–2001 FIFA-listed Referee

José María García-Aranda Encinar (born 3 March 1956 in Madrid) is a retired football (soccer) referee from Spain, best known for supervising three matches during the 1998 FIFA World Cup in France. He also led two matches at the 2000 UEFA European Football Championship held in Belgium and the Netherlands.

He lives in Switzerland, where he works for the FIFA, the International Football Association, as the Head of Refereeing.

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