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Howard Webb

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Howard Melton Webb MBE (born 14 July 1971) is an English former professional football referee who officiated primarily in the Premier League from 2003 to 2014, as well as for FIFA as a FIFA international referee from 2005 to 2014. Webb is counted amongst the all-time top referees by the International Federation of Football History and Statistics and refereed a number of notable matches in England including the FA Cup final, the FA Community Shield and the final of the League Cup. In 2010, he became the first person to referee the finals of both the UEFA Champions League and FIFA World Cup in the same year.Throughout his professional career, Webb drew praise for his authoritative and respected approach to refereeing from football bodies, pundits, colleagues, players and managers. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Howard Webb has received more than 1,185,731 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 50 in 2019). Howard Webb is the 10th most popular referee (down from 4th in 2019), the 2,888th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 2,284th in 2019) and the most popular British Referee.

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  • 48.87

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 49

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.86

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.77

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among referees, Howard Webb ranks 10 out of 107Before him are Björn Kuipers, Romualdo Arppi Filho, Markus Merk, Felix Brych, Said Belqola, and Horacio Elizondo. After him are Nicolae Rainea, Nicola Rizzoli, Rudi Glöckner, Byron Moreno, Tom Henning Øvrebø, and Massimo Busacca.

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Among people born in 1971, Howard Webb ranks 108Before him are Luca Badoer, Luke Wilson, Will Yun Lee, Aphex Twin, Ola Rapace, and Michael Adams. After him are Francis Lawrence, Bridget Moynahan, Leslie Grossman, Peter Franzén, Luca Guadagnino, and Max Biaggi.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Howard Webb ranks 2,888 out of 7,765Before him are Harry Kane (1993), Henry Wood (1869), Gerry Anderson (1929), John Anderson (1833), Joseph Raphson (1648), and Phil Manzanera (1951). After him are Quentin Blake (1932), Harriet Walter (1950), William Froude (1810), Johnny Clegg (1953), Steve McManaman (1972), and Alan Cumming (1965).

Among REFEREES In United Kingdom

Among referees born in United Kingdom, Howard Webb ranks 1After him are Jack Taylor (1930), Martin Atkinson (1971), Graham Poll (1963), Mark Clattenburg (1975), Mike Dean (1968), Anthony Taylor (1978), Michael Oliver (1985), Craig Thomson (1972), Andre Marriner (1971), and Willie Collum (1979).