Manuel Mejuto González
|Full name||Manuel Enrique Mejuto González|
16 April 1965 |
La Felguera, Spain
|Other occupation||Civil servant|
Manuel Enrique Mejuto González (La Felguera, Langreo, born 16 April 1965) is a former Spanish football referee. He is known for refereeing two matches in the Euro 2004 in Portugal. He has also refereed three UEFA Cup matches and thirty-seven UEFA Champions League matches in his career, which include the 2005 Final between Liverpool and Milan.
At the Euro 2008 finals, Mejuto dismissed the managers of both teams, Joachim Löw and Josef Hickersberger, from the touchline and into the stands at the end of the first half of the Group B match between Austria and Germany on 16 June 2008, "for what appeared to be an ongoing spat with the fourth official", according to the BBC.
- Guruceta Trophy: 2001–02, 2002–03, 2003–04
- Silbato de Oro: 1993–94 (Segunda División B), 2003–04 (La Liga)
- Don Balón Award (Best Spanish Referee): 1996–97, 1998–99, 2002–03, 2005–06, 2007–08
- Austria 0–1 Germany & Poland 0–1 Croatia, BBC Sport, 16 June 2008.