Howard Webb

1971 - Today

Howard Webb

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 694,044 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 2nd most popular referee.

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  • 690k

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  • 49.85

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 48

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.85

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.34

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among referees, Howard Webb ranks 2 out of 90Before him are Pierluigi Collina. After him are Björn Kuipers, Cüneyt Çakır, Sándor Puhl, Nicolae Rainea, Nicola Rizzoli, Said Belqola, Damir Skomina, Horacio Elizondo, Markus Merk, and Byron Moreno.

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Among people born in 1971, Howard Webb ranks 63Before him are Carla Gugino, David Arquette, Pedro de la Rosa, Jeff Kinney, Christina Applegate, and Sean Astin. After him are Demetrio Albertini, Paul van Dyk, Chris Tucker, Denise Richards, Justin Theroux, and Kevin Richardson.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Howard Webb ranks 2,118 out of 5,347Before him are Peter Atkins (1940), Constance Markievicz (1868), Neil Tennant (1954), David Murray (1909), Israel Zangwill (1864), and Ronald Neame (1911). After him are James Fox (1939), Mary Anne MacLeod Trump (1912), Kevin Ayers (1944), James Herbert Brennan (1940), Ian Dury (1942), and Douglas Mawson (1882).

Among REFEREES In United Kingdom

Among referees born in United Kingdom, Howard Webb ranks 1After him are Mark Clattenburg (1975), Graham Poll (1963), Martin Atkinson (1971), Craig Thomson (1972), and Michael Oliver (null).