Howard Webb

1971 - Today

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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 875,586 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Howard Webb is the 4th most popular referee (down from 2nd in 2019), the 2,285th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 2,116th in 2019) and the most popular British Referee.

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Among referees, Howard Webb ranks 4 out of 108Before him are Pierluigi Collina, Sándor Puhl, and Rudi Glöckner. After him are Romualdo Arppi Filho, Nicolae Rainea, Horacio Elizondo, Said Belqola, Cüneyt Çakır, Nicola Rizzoli, Markus Merk, and Jack Taylor.

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Among people born in 1971, Howard Webb ranks 74Before him are Edílson, Arantxa Sánchez Vicario, Edmundo, Damian Lewis, Chris Hardwick, and Paul van Dyk. After him are Goran Ivanišević, David Tennant, Pedro de la Rosa, Chris Vance, Jessalyn Gilsig, and Guillaume Depardieu.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Howard Webb ranks 2,285 out of 6,924Before him are J. M. E. McTaggart (1866), Graham Sutherland (1903), Charles Burney (1726), Felicity Jones (1983), Brenda Milner (1918), and Patrick Troughton (1920). After him are Belinda Lee (1935), David Tomlinson (1917), John McAfee (1945), Lord Leopold Mountbatten (1889), John Terry (1980), and David Chipperfield (1953).

Among REFEREES In United Kingdom

Among referees born in United Kingdom, Howard Webb ranks 1After him are Jack Taylor (1930), Graham Poll (1963), Mark Clattenburg (1975), Martin Atkinson (1971), Hugh Dallas (1957), Mike Dean (1968), Craig Thomson (1972), Michael Oliver (1985), Andre Marriner (1971), and Willie Collum (1979).