Muhammad Taqi (referee)

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Muhammad Taqi
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Full name Muhammad Taqi Aljaafari Bin Jahari
Born (1986-10-25) 25 October 1986 (age 32)
Singapore
Domestic
Years League Role
S.League Referee
International
Years League Role
2012– AFC listed Referee

Muhammad Taqi Aljaafari Bin Jahari (born 25 October 1986) is an Singaporean international football referee.[1] He has been a FIFA listed referee since 2012,[2] and has also refereed a number of AFC Champions League matches. Taqi Aljaafari has also refereed matches in the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup in India.

Career[edit]

Taqi is currently first choice FIFA international referee since 2012.

In 2013, he officiated the RHB Singapore Cup Final 2013 between Tanjong Pagar United Football Club and Home United Football Club, which Home United won 4–1.

In 2014, he had a double in his career. He refereed the 2014 Singapore Charity Shield and 2014 RHB Singapore Cup Final. He was also award with S.League referee of the year itself.

In 2015, he was sent to Australia for being one of the support referees for the 2015 AFC Asian Cup with his assistant Jeffrey Goh.

In May 2017, he became one of the video referees for the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup In South Korea.

July 2017 in Singapore, he officiated the 2017 International Champions Cup match between English champions Chelsea and German champions Bayern Munich. It ended with a 3–2 for Bayern.

He was named AFF Referee Of The Year 2017.

In October 2017, he was sent to India to officiate 2 group stage matches in the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup.

He officiated the 2017 Singapore Cup Final between Albirex Niigata (S) and Global Cebu F.C.

He was selected by AFC for the 2019 AFC Asian Cup held in the UAE to officiate some matches.

He was sent to Poland to officiate some matches for the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup

FIFA tournaments[edit]

2017 FIFA Under-17 World Cup
Date Match Venue Round
09/10/17  Turkey Mali Navi Mumbai Group stage
14/10/17  France Honduras Guwahati Group stage
2019 FIFA Under-20 World Cup
Date Match Venue Round
23/05/19  Tahiti Senegal Lublin Group stage
30/05/19  Norway Honduras Lublin Group stage

AFC Asian Cup[edit]

2019 AFC Asian Cup – United Arab Emirates
Date Match Venue Round
12 January 2019  Vietnam Iran Abu Dhabi Group stage
22 January 2019  Qatar Iraq Abu Dhabi Round of 16

Honours[edit]

  • S. League Referee Of The Year, 2014
  • AFF Referee Of The Year, 2017

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WorldReferee.com – referee – Aljafaari Muhammad Taqi – bio".
  2. ^ "Education & Technical – Referees by Association". FIFA.com.