April 25, 2014

Historical International Referees : António Garrido (Portugal)

António  Garrido (Portugal)
FIFA referees from 1973 to 1982

António José da Silva Garrido (born December 3, 1932) is a former Portuguese football referee. He was the first referee who red carded two players, from the same team, in a World Cup match (1978).

World Cup 1978 (Argentina)   :  Argentina - Hungary 2-1
World Cup 1982 (Spain): England - France 3-1, Poland - France 3-2
UEFA Euro 1980 (Italy): Italy - Belgium 0-0

UEFA Champions Cup Final : Nottingham Forrest – Hamburg  1-0 (1980)
UEFA Super Cup : Hamburg - Liverpool  1-1 (1977)

Source : Wikipedia


  1. I hope you can post more historical stories about the fifa world cup. Reading some stuffs like this one is the best thing to do while counting down the days till the event.
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  2. Actually, two players from the same team had been red carded long before that, in the game Chile vs. Italy in the 1962 World Cup... the referee was Kenneth George Aston (England), and the two players were Giorgio Ferrini and Mario David, of the Italian team.