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List of famous referees, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top referees in the world? This includes the most prominent referees, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable referees is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic referees were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned referees.

List is made up of many different people, including Charles Robinson and Scott Armstrong.

From reputable, prominent, and well known referees to the lesser known referees of today, these are some of the best professionals in the referee field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous referees ever?" and "What are the names of famous referees?" then you're in the right place. (286 items)
Bibiana Steinhaus is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Referees
Bibiana Steinhaus is a German football referee. She was the first female referee in German professional football. She became a professional referee in 1999 by officiating matches in the Women's ...more
Charles Robinson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Referees
Charles Shane Robinson is an American professional wrestling referee currently signed to WWE.
Scott Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Referees
Joseph Scott James is a retired American professional wrestler and current referee and producer better known as Scott Armstrong. He is currently under contract to WWE. He is the oldest son of ...more
Ed Hochuli is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Referees
Edward G. Hochuli is an attorney for the firm of Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, P.L.C. since 1983, and has been an American football official in the National Football League since the 1990 NFL ...more
Mills Lane is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Referees
Mills Bee Lane III is a retired boxing referee, a former boxer, was a two-term Washoe County District Court Judge and television personality. He is best known for having officiated several major ...more
Graham Poll is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Referees
Graham Poll is an English former football referee in the Premier League and is considered the best English referee of the last 25 years in a list maintained by the International Federation of ...more
Ron MacLean is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Referees
Ronald Joseph Corbett "Ron" MacLean is a Canadian sportscaster for the CBC who is best known as the host of Hockey Night in Canada from 1987 to 2014, and is also a hockey referee.
C. W. Alcock is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Referees
Charles William Alcock was an influential English sportsman and administrator. He was a major instigator in the development of both international football and cricket, as well as being the ...more
Bob Delaney is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Referees
Bob Delaney is a former police officer and professional basketball referee in the National Basketball Association who officiated from the 1987-88 NBA season up until the 2010-11 NBA season. ...more
Walt Anderson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Referees
Dr. Walt Anderson is an American football official in the National Football League since the 1996 NFL season. Anderson spent his first seven seasons in the NFL as a line judge before being ...more
Tony Corrente is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Referees
Anthony Joseph "Tony" Corrente is an American football official in the National Football League since the 1995 NFL season. He wears uniform number 99. He was the referee of Super Bowl ...more
Pete Morelli is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Referees
Peter Danie "Pete" Morelli is the president of Saint Mary's High School in Stockton, California and better known as an American football official in the National Football League since ...more
David Elleray is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Referees
David Roland Elleray MBE, is an English former football referee who officiated in the Football League, Premier League and for FIFA. During his career as a prominent and respected referee in ...more
Bill Carollo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Referees
William F. "Bill" Carollo is a retired American football official who officiated National Football League games from the 1989 through 2008. He wore uniform number 63. Carollo ...more
Craig Thomson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Referees
Craig Alexander Thomson is a Scottish football referee, who has been a match official since 1988. He originates from Paisley, Renfrewshire.
Ahmet Çakar is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Referees
Ahmet Çakar is a famous Turkish sportscaster and a former football referee.
Jerome Boger is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Referees
Jerome Leonard Boger is an American football official in the National Football League since the 2004 NFL season. He wears uniform number 23 since 2006; before that, he wore uniform number 109. ...more
Steve Javie is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Referees
Steve Javie is a retired American professional basketball referee who refereed in the National Basketball Association from the 1986–87 NBA season to the 2010–11 season. As of the beginning of ...more
Dan Crawford is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Referees
Dan Crawford is a professional basketball referee in the National Basketball Association since the 1984–85 NBA season. Beginning with the 2006-07 NBA season, Crawford has officiated in 1,425 ...more
Scott Green is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Referees
Scott H. Green is a former American football official in the National Football League from the 1991 NFL season until the 2013 NFL season. He had officiated Super Bowls XXXVI in 2002, XXXVIII in ...more
John Thomas is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Referees
John Thomas was a Professional boxer, referee and actor.
Norm Schachter is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Referees
Dr. Norm Schachter was born in Brooklyn, New York was an American football official in the National Football League for 22 years from 1954 to 1975. Over his career in the NFL, he worked three ...more
Ken Mauer is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Referees
Ken Mauer Jr. is an official in the National Basketball Association since the 1986–87 NBA season. As of the beginning of the 2006–07 NBA season, Mauer has officiated in 1,167 regular season and ...more
Matt Messias is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Referees
Matthew David Messias is an English former football referee, who operated in the Football League, the Premier League, and also for UEFA and FIFA. He was first based in York during his time as an ...more
Earl Hebner is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Referees
Earl William Hebner is a professional wrestling referee currently signed to Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, and is the twin brother of Dave Hebner. He is perhaps the most famous professional ...more