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Héctor Vergara (CAN)

Canada Soccer Hall of Fame

Date of birth: 1966-12-15
Age 52
Birthplace: San Javier, CHI
Raised: Winnipeg, MB, CAN
School(s): University of Manitoba
All Positions: Hall of Fame honoured member
Former FIFA Referee
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Profile Text Last Updated 2019-03-09
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Héctor O. Vergara... speaks English and Spanish... grew up playing soccer, basketball, volleyball, water polo, track & field, badminton and hockey... he was 16 years old when he began refereeing...

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served on the FIFA List of Referees and Assistant Referees for 19 years from 1993 to 2011, a Canadian record... at age 26 in 1993, he was the youngest Canadian to serve on the FIFA List of Referees and Assistant Referees... was the first Canadian to officiate in three FIFA World Cups (Korea/Japan 2002, Germany 2006, South Africa 2010)... 
 
was appointed as an Assistant Referee at the FIFA U-17 World Championship Japan 1993 (FIFA U-17 World Cup)... was appointed as an Assistant Referee at the FIFA U-17 World Championship Ecuador 1995 (FIFA U-17 World Cup)... was appointed as an assistant referee for the FIFA U-20 World Cup Argentina 2001... was appointed an Assistant Referee at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Canada 2007... 
 
was appointed as an assistant referee for the 2002 CONCACAF Gold Cup... was appointed as an assistant referee for the 2002 FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan... was appointed as an assistant referee for the 2003 CONCACAF Gold Cup... was appointed as an Assistant Referee at the Athens 2004 Men’s Olympic Football Tournament... was appointed as an assistant referee for the 2005 CONCACAF Gold Cup... was appointed as an Assistant Referee at the FIFA Club World Championship Japan 2005 (FIFA Club World Cup)... was appointed as an Assistant Referee at the 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany... was appointed as an assistant referee for the 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup... was appointed as an assistant referee for the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup... was appointed as an Assistant Referee at the FIFA Confederations Cup South Africa 2009... was appointed as an Assistant Referee at the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa... 
 
served as an Assistant Referee in the Canadian Soccer League (1991, 1992)... served as an Assistant Referee in Major League Soccer, including the 2008 MLS All-Star Game... served as an Assistant Referee in the Canadian Championship... served as an Assistant Referee in Concacaf  Champions League... 
 
served on CONCACAF’s Referees Committee... served on the Referees Committee for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015... served on FIFA’s Referees Committee for the Rio 2016 Olympic Football Tournaments... 
 
served as executive director of the Manitoba Soccer Association... 
Year Prize Honour
2014 Honoured Referee / Arbitre honoré Canada Soccer Hall of Fame
2002 Recipient / Récipiendaire Canada Soccer International Achievement Award
2002 Recipient / Récipiendaire Manitoba Soccer Frank Major Award of Merit
1996 Referee / Arbitre Ray Morgan Memorial Award

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