Thursday, 9 February 2012

Larrionda named second-best referee of 21st century

Former Uruguayan referee, Jorge Larrionda, has been named the second-best referee of the 21st century by the International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS).

The 43-year-old recently retired from refereeing after an illustrious career in which he officiated a total of 8 World Cup matches (4 in 2006 and 4 in 2010) as well as a number of Copa Libertadores games.

However he is arguably most well known for the controversial moment at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa where he missed Frank Lampard's goal against Germany.

Larrionda finished runner-up behind German referee Markus Merk, with Colombian referee Oscar Ruiz in third place.

The highest placed English Premier League referee was Howard Webb, who was ranked the 10th best.

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