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Werner Winsemann (CAN)

Canada Soccer Hall of Fame

Date of birth: 1933-01-15
Age 86
Birthplace: Bremen, GER
Raised: Bremen, GER
All Positions: Hall of Fame honoured member
Former FIFA Referee
Profile Text Last Updated 2018-04-04
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Werner J.H. Winsemann... he was 21 years old when he moved to Canada in 1954... he married his wife (they had four children)... became a Canadian citizen in 1960... in 2000, was one of two former Canadian referees included in the inaugural class honoured by The Soccer Hall of Fame in Canada (Horace Lyons and Werner Winsemann)... worked in the auto repair business... 
the BC Soccer Werner Winsemann was named in his honour (the high performance referee of the year)... 

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was a founding member of British Columbia Soccer Referees’ Association in 1969... served as a director of the BC Soccer Commission... 
served on the FIFA List of Referees and Assistant Referees for 10 years (1971 to 1980), including two FIFA World Cups (1974 and 1978) and two Olympic Games (1972 and 1976)... he served as an official in 29 international “A” matches from 1972 to 1980 (16 as a referee and 13 as a linseman)... was appointed a referee at the München 1972 Olympic Games... was appointed as a referee at the 1974 FIFA World Cup Germany, making him the second Canadian to officiate (and the first to referee) at a FIFA World Cup... at Germany 1974, served as referee for one match (19 June Netherlands v Sweden) and linseman for three matches (14 June, 23 June, 30 June)... was appointed as a referee at the Montréal 1976 Olympic Games... at Montréal 1976, served as referee for one match (22 July Spain v German DR) and a linseman for the Final (31 July Poland v German DR)... was appointed as a referee at the 1978 FIFA World Cup Argentina... at Argentina 1978, served as a linseman at three matches (6 June, 11 June, 14 June)... 
Year Prize Honour
2013-14 Life Member / membre à vie BC Soccer Life Member
2000 Honoured Referee / Arbitre honoré Canada Soccer Hall of Fame
1999 Recipient / Récipiendaire BC Soccer Officials of the Year
1997 Recipient / Récipiendaire Canada Soccer International Achievement Award
1980 Referee / Arbitre Ray Morgan Memorial Award


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