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Bob Sawtell (CAN)

Canada Soccer Hall of Fame

Date of birth: 1950-09-29
Age 69
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)... served as a member of the Canada Soccer Referee Committee (starting in 2003)... served as a Concacaf Referee Instructor and Concacaf Referee Assessor... served as a Referee Liaison Officer for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015... 
was appointed referee for the 1989 Canadian Soccer League final... was appointed as an official at the 1991 Concacaf Women’s Championship... was appointed a referee to the FIFA World Youth Championship Portugal 1991 (FIFA U-20 World Cup)... was appointed referee at the 1993 Concacaf Gold Cup, including the Final at Estadio Azteco (Mexico wins 4:0 over USA in front of 120,000 fans)... 
Year Prize Honour
2019 Honoured Referee / Arbitre honoré Soccer Hall of Fame of British Columbia
2018 Recipient / Récipiendaire Aubrey Sanford Meritorious Award
2016-17 Recipient / Récipiendaire BC Soccer A.C. Sanford Award
2014 Recipient / Récipiendaire 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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