British Referees in Argentina


In the beginning of 1948, the Asociación del Fútbol Argentino decided to hire British referees (already in 1937 an English referee, Isaac Caswell, had made his debut in Argentina) because of the low level of the national referees and their favouritism towards the "big five".
During the next 10 years, many Argentinian league and cup matches were led by British referees; the last such match took place in 1964.
 
 
 
 
    REFEREES                    OGR     GRL   GRC	  Period
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 1. CROSS, Bertley [ENG]	221	220	1	[1950-1957]	
 2. HARTLES, Harry [ENG]	215 	213	2	[1948-1954]
 3. TURNER, Robert [ENG]	193	183    10	[1954-1958][1961-1964]
 4. MEADE, John [ENG]		159  	159	-	[1950-1955]
 5. WILBRAHAM, Ernest [ENG]	150	150	-	[1950-1955]
 6. LYNCH, Ronald [ENG]		131	131	-	[1952-1957]
 7. ALDRIDGE, Robert [ENG]	110	110	-	[1950-1953]
 8. DEAN, Charles [ENG]		 93	 92     1	[1948-1950]
 9. ILLIFE, George [ENG]	 85	 85	-	[1951-1954]
10. DYCKES, Leonard [ENG]	 80	 79     1	[1951-1954]
11. CASWELL, Isaac [ENG]	 76	 75	1	[1937-1939]
12. DAVIES, Harry [ENG]		 66	 53    13	[1957-1958]
13. BRADLEY, Leonard [ENG]	 63 	 61	2	[1951-1953]
14. SUNDERLAND, Godfrey [ENG]	 60	 60	-	[1951-1953]
15. GREGORY, David [ENG]	 59      58	1	[1948-1949]
16. BERRY, Arthur [ENG]		 56	 56	-	[1949-1950]
    MULLER, John [ENG]		 56	 56	-	[1950-1951]
18. MADDISON, Richard [ENG]	 46	 45	1	[1949-1950]
19. CRAWFORD, William [ENG]	 34	 34	-	[1949]
20. ELLIOT, William [ENG]	 32	 32	-	[1954-1955]
21. BURFIELD, Leslie [ENG]	 31	 31	-	[1954-1955]
    PROVAN, James [ENG]		 31 	 30	1	[1948]
    GIBBS, Lionel [ENG]		 31	 30	1	[1948]
    COX, John [SCO]		 31	 30	1	[1948]
    BROWN, William [SCO]	 31	 30	1	[1948]
26. THURMAN, Joseph [ENG]	 24	 24	-	[1954-1955]
27. BARKER, William [ENG]	 23	 23	-	[1950]
28. WOOD, Charles [ENG]		 22	 22	-	[1950]
29. WHITE, Aubrey [ENG]  	 19	 18	1	[1948]
30. McKENNA, Charles [ENG]	 18 	 18	-	[1949]
31. ROSS, Alexander [ENG]	 14	 14	-	[1952]
32. HOCKNEY, Thomas [ENG]         9	  9	-	[1950]
33. CALDER, Robert [SCO]	  4	  4	-	[1948]
 
 
 
 
Notes:
OGR: Official Games Refereed
GRL: Games refereed by league
GRC: Games refereed by cup 
 
 
 

 

CROSS, Bertley

[1950-1957]	First match:	08.01.1950	Lanús 		3-3	Huracán	
		Last match:	15.12.1957	San Lorenzo	5-1	River Plate
 
League
1949 -  1
1950 - 33
1951 - 35
1952 - 20
1953 - 27
1954 - 26
1955 - 26
1956 - 31
1957 - 21
Cup
1952 -  1
 
Total 221
 
 

 

HARTLES, Harry

[1948-1954]	First match:	04.04.1948	San Lorenzo	5-2	Racing Club	
		Last match:	11.11.1954	Boca Juniors	1-0	Tigre
 
League
1948 - 29
1949 - 34
1950 - 35
1951 - 34
1952 - 27
1953 - 28
1954 - 26
Cup
1948 -  1
1949 -	1
 
Total 215
 
 

 

TURNER, Robert

[1954-1958]	First match:	19.09.1954	Lanús		3-2	San Lorenzo
[1961-1964]	Last match:	29.11.1964	Estudiantes LP	2-0	Banfield
 
League
1954 -  6
1955 - 24
1956 - 30
1957 - 26
1958 - 30
1961 - 21
1962 - 19
1963 - 13
1964 - 14
Cup
1958 - 10
 
Total 193
 
 

 

MEADE, John

[1950-1955]	First match:	02.04.1950	Quilmes		2-2	Independiente
		Last match:	11.12.1955	Independiente	2-0	Platense
 
League
1950 - 26
1951 - 30
1952 - 29
1953 - 26
1954 - 25
1955 - 23
 
Total 159
 
 

 

WILBRAHAM, Ernest

[1950-1955]	First match:	02.04.1950	Newell's O.B.	0-2	River Plate
		Last match:	16.10.1955	Huracán		2-0	Gimnasia y Esgrima LP
 
League
1950 - 32
1951 - 27
1952 - 26
1953 - 25
1954 - 27
1955 - 13
 
Total 150
 
 

 

LYNCH, Ronald

[1952-1957]	First match:	06.07.1952	Racing Club	1-1	Rosario Central
		Last match:	15.12.1957	Independiente	1-0	Ferro Carril Oeste
 
League
1952 - 10
1953 - 27
1954 - 25
1955 - 26
1956 - 22
1957 - 21
 
Total 131
 
 

 

ALDRIDGE, Robert

[1950-1953]	First match:	02.04.1950	Banfield	 0-0	Gimnasia y Esgrima LP
		Last match:	22.11.1953	Vélez Sarsfield	 2-0	Ferro Carril Oeste
 
League
1950 - 31
1951 - 31
1952 - 25
1953 - 23
 
Total 110
 
 

 

DEAN, Charles

[1948-1950]	First match:	04.04.1948	Tigre		5-2	Vélez Sarsfield
		Last match:	26.11.1950	Newell's O.B.	1-1	Independiente
 
League
1948 - 27
1949 - 37
1950 - 28
Cup
1948 -  1
 
Total  93
 
 

 

ILLIFE, George

[1951-1954]	First match:	16.09.1951	San Lorenzo		2-1	Platense
		Last match:	14.11.1954	Gimnasia y Esgrima LP	1-7	Boca Juniors
 
League
1951 - 10
1952 - 23
1953 - 26
1954 - 26
 
Total  85
 
 

 

DYCKES, Leonard

[1951-1954]	First match:	23.09.1951	Ferro Carril Oeste	0-2	Estudiantes LP
		Last match:	14.11.1954	Ferro Carril Oeste	4-2	Vélez Sarsfield
 
League
1951 -  7
1952 - 22
1953 - 25
1954 - 25
Cup
1952 -  1
 
Total  80
 
 

 

CASWELL, Isaac

[1937-1939]	First match:	31.10.1937	Racing Club	2-2	Ferro Carril Oeste
		Last match:	03.12.1939	Huracán		3-2	Chacarita Juniors
 
League
1937 -  9
1938 - 31
1939 - 35
Cup
1938 -  1
 
Total  76
 
 

 

DAVIES, Harry

[1957-1958]	First match:	05.05.1957	Independiente	2-0	Huracán
		Last match:	28.12.1958	Lanús		1-1	River Plate
 
League
1957 - 25
1958 - 28
Cup
1958 - 13
 
Total  66
 
 

 

BRADLEY, Leonard

[1951-1953]	First match:	08.07.1951	Vélez Sarsfield	 1-1	Newell's Old Boys
		Last match:	30.08.1953	Banfield	 1-1	Independiente
 
League
1951 - 22
1952 - 26
1953 - 13
Cup
1952 -  2
 
Total  63
 
 

 

SUNDERLAND, Godfrey

[1951-1953]	First match:	20.05.1951	Gimnasia y Esgrima LP	2-4	Platense
		Last match:	06.09.1953	Gimnasia y Esgrima LP	2-2	Banfield
 
League
1951 - 26
1952 - 18
1953 - 16
 
Total  60
 
 

 

GREGORY, David

[1948-1949]	First match:	04.04.1948	Boca Juniors	2-1	Lanús
		Last match:	04.12.1949	River Plate	2-2	Platense
 
League
1948 - 27
1949 - 31
Cup
1948 -  1
 
Total  59
 
 

 

BERRY, Arthur

[1949-1950]	First match:	24.04.1949	Ferro Carril Oeste	2-1	Chacarita Juniors
		Last match:	03.12.1950	Independiente		3-2	Boca Juniors
 
League
1949 - 32
1950 - 24
 
Total  56
 
 

 

MULLER, John

[1950-1951]	First match:	16.02.1950	Lanús		2-3	Huracán
		Last match:	25.11.1951	River Plate	6-1	Atlanta
 
League
1949 -  1
1950 - 25
1951 - 30
 
Total  56
 
 

 

MADDISON, Richard

[1949-1950]	First match:	15.05.1949	Banfield	2-3	River Plate
		Last match:	17.12.1950	Liga Mendocina	3-2	Racing Club
 
League
1949 - 23
1950 - 22
Cup
1950 -  1
 
Total  46
 
 

 

CRAWFORD, William

[1949]		First match:	24.04.1949	Platense	1-1	Gimnasia y Esgrima LP
		Last match:	08.12.1949	Independiente	2-2	Tigre
 
League
1949 - 34
 
Total  34
 
 

 

ELLIOT, William

[1954-1955]	First match:	19.09.1954	Tigre			1-2	Gimnasia y Esgrima LP
		Last match:	11.12.1955	Ferro Carril Oeste	4-1	Rosario Central
 
League
1954 -  6
1955 - 26
 
Total  32
 
 

 

BURFIELD, Leslie

[1954-1955]	First match:	19.09.1954	Rosario Central	 1-2	Chacarita Juniors
		Last match:	11.12.1955	River Plate	 2-2	Racing Club
 
League
1954 -  7
1955 - 24
 
Total  31
 
 

 

PROVAN, James

[1948]		First match:	04.04.1948	Rosario Central	 3-2	Newell's Old Boys
		Last match:	12.12.1948	Independiente	 1-2	Chacarita Juniors
 
League
1948 - 30
Cup
1948 -  1
 
Total  31
 
 

 

GIBBS, Lionel

[1948]		First match:	04.04.1948	Estudiantes LP	3-1	River Plate
		Last match:	12.12.1948	Platense	3-2	Gimnasia y Esgrima LP
 
League
1948 - 30
Cup
1948 -  1
 
Total  31
 
 

 

COX, John

[1948]		First match:	04.04.1948	Huracán		2-0	Banfield
		Last match:	11.12.1948	Estudiantes LP	0-0	River Plate
 
League
1948 - 30
Cup
1948 -  1
 
Total  31
 
 

 

BROWN, William

[1948]		First match:	04.04.1948	Independiente	5-4	Chacarita Juniors
		Last match:	12.12.1948	Banfield	5-1	Huracán
 
League
1948 - 30
Cup
1948 -  1
 
Total  31
 
 

 

THURMAN, Joseph

[1954-1955]	First match:	19.09.1954	Racing Club	2-2	Platense
		Last match:	08.12.1955	Estudiantes LP	3-0	Ferro Carril Oeste
 
League
1954 -  6
1955 - 18
 
Total  24
 
 

 

BARKER, William

[1950]		First match:	02.04.1950	Huracán			3-1	Chacarita Juniors
		Last match:	26.11.1950	Ferro Carril Oeste	1-1	Chacarita Juniors
 
League
1950 - 23
 
Total  23
 
 

 

WOOD, Charles

[1950]		First match:	16.04.1950	Atlanta		 3-2	Independiente
		Last match:	19.11.1950	Vélez Sarsfield  1-4	Estudiantes LP
 
League
1950 - 22
 
Total  22
 
 

 

WHITE, Aubrey

[1948]		First match:	04.04.1948	Gimnasia y Esgrima LP	3-2	Platense
		Last match:	29.08.1948	Independiente		5-2	Platense
 
League
1948 - 18
Cup
1948 -  1
 
Total  19
 
 

 

McKENNA, Charles

[1949]		First match:	29.05.1949	Banfield	2-1	Gimnasia y Esgrima LP
		Last match:	09.10.1949	Estudiantes LP	2-4	San Lorenzo
 
League
1949 - 18
 
Total  18
 
 

 

ROSS, Alexander

[1952]		First match:	25.05.1952	San Lorenzo	3-3	Atlanta
		Last match:	29.11.1952	Boca Juniors	1-2	Lanús
 
League
1952 - 14
 
Total  14
 
 

 

HOCKNEY, Thomas

[1950]		First match:	09.04.1950	Chacarita Juniors	1-1	Banfield
		Last match:	11.06.1950	Atlanta			1-2	Huracán
 
League
1950 -  9
 
Total   9
 
 

 

CALDER, Robert

[1948]		First match:	21.11.1948	Huracán		2-0	Rosario Central
		Last match:	12.12.1948	Boca Juniors	3-3	Lanús
 
League
1948 -  4
 
Total   4
 
 

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