Victor Gomes

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Victor Gomes
Full name Victor Miguel de Freitas Gomes
Born (1982-12-15) 15 December 1982 (age 41)
Johannesburg, South Africa
Years League Role
2008– Premier Soccer League Referee
Years League Role
2011–2022 FIFA Referee
CAF Referee

Victor Miguel de Freitas Gomes (born 15 December 1982) is a South African football referee.

A PSL referee since 2008, Gomes was voted PSL Referee of the Season in 2012–13 and 2017–18 and has been an international referee since 2011.[1]

In 2018, he was hailed by the South African Football Association after he rejected and reported an attempted bribe of over R300 000. Gomes had been approached and offered the sum of money to fix a CAF Confederation Cup match between Nigerian side Plateau United and Algerian side USM Alger.[2] He was again nominated for the PSL Referee of the Season award upon the conclusion of the domestic campaign.[3]

He officiated the 2019 and 2021 edition of Africa Cup of Nations. He refereed the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations Final between Senegal and Egypt.


  1. ^ "Khune scoops four PSL awards". Independent Online. 27 May 2013. Retrieved 28 May 2018.
  2. ^ Ngcatshe, Phumzile (12 April 2018). "Safa lavish praise on referee Victor Gomes for turning down lucrative bribe". Goal. Retrieved 28 May 2018.
  3. ^ Siwela, Zakhele (24 May 2018). "Victor Gomes nominated for PSL Referee of the Season". News 24. Retrieved 28 May 2018.