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Bob Sawtell (CAN)

Canada Soccer Hall of Fame

Date of birth: 1950-09-29
Age 68
Birthplace: Bristol, ENG
Raised: Bristol, ENG
Height: 188 cm
All Positions: Hall of Fame honoured member
Former FIFA Referee
Profile Text Last Updated 2017-06-17
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he was 25 years old when he started refereeing... he was 27 years old when he moved from Bristol to Winnipeg... 

For Sport

served as president of the British Columbia Soccer Referees’ Association (1988-91)... served on the FIFA List of Referees and Assistant Referees for six years (1990 to 1995)... was appointed a referee to the FIFA World Youth Championship Portugal 1991 (FIFA U-20 World Cup)... was appointed referee for the 1993 CONCACAF Gold Cup final at Estadio Azteco (Mexico wins 4:0 over USA in front of 120,000 fans)... served as a Referee Liaison Officer for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015... 

Year Prize Honour
2016-17 Recipient / Récipiendaire BC Soccer A.C. Sanford Award
2014 Recipient Canada Soccer Award of Merit
2012-13 Life Member / membre à vie BC Soccer Life Member
2009 Honoured Referee / Arbitre honoré Canada Soccer Hall of Fame
1997 Recipient / Récipiendaire Canada Soccer International Achievement Award
1991 Referee / Arbitre Ray Morgan Memorial Award


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