Andre Marriner

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Andre Marriner
Full nameAndre Marriner
Born(1971-01-01) 1 January 1971 (age 41)
Birmingham, England
Domestic
YearsLeagueRole
1990sBirmingham Amateur Football LeagueReferee
1990sSouthern Football LeagueReferee
2000–2003The Football LeagueAssistant referee
2003–2005The Football LeagueReferee
2005–Premier LeagueReferee
International
YearsLeagueRole
2009–FIFAReferee
 
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Andre Marriner
Full nameAndre Marriner
Born(1971-01-01) 1 January 1971 (age 41)
Birmingham, England
Domestic
YearsLeagueRole
1990sBirmingham Amateur Football LeagueReferee
1990sSouthern Football LeagueReferee
2000–2003The Football LeagueAssistant referee
2003–2005The Football LeagueReferee
2005–Premier LeagueReferee
International
YearsLeagueRole
2009–FIFAReferee

Andre Marriner (born 1 January 1971[1]) is an English professional football referee who officiates in the Premier League. He is based in Sheldon, West Midlands.

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Career

Marriner began refereeing in 1992, by chance when he was asked to cover for a referee who did not turn up for a local match,[2] and progressed via the Birmingham Amateur Football League and the Southern Football League to become a Football League assistant referee in 2000.[1]

He was appointed to the Football League list of referees in 2003, and he was given his first Premier League appointment on 13 November 2004, a 4–0 home win by Charlton Athletic over Norwich City.[3]

Marriner was added to the Select Group of referees in 2005.[4] In the same year, he refereed the FA Youth Cup final between Southampton and Ipswich Town, with the latter winning 3-2.[5]

He was appointed as fourth official for the 2008 FA Community Shield match on 9 August. The match was won by Manchester United who defeated Portsmouth on penalties after a 0-0 draw in normal time. Peter Walton was referee, and the assistants were Dave Richardson and Ian Gosling.[6]

On 20 December 2008 it was confirmed that Marriner, at the age of 37 and along with 26-year-old Stuart Attwell, would be invited to join the list of international referees for 2009.

Marriner was called up to officiate at the elite qualification stage for 2009 Euro Under-19s Championship, taking charge of Norway's 1-1 draw with Romania on 20 May 2009 in Saint-Lô, and Romania's 3-0 defeat to France there three days later.

He was appointed to officiate the 2010 League Championship play-off final between Blackpool and Cardiff City at Wembley Stadium on 22 May. Blackpool won the match 3-2, all five goals having been scored in the first half, securing the club's return to the Premier League for the first time since the 1970-71 season. Marriner issued no cards for the duration of the final.

In a fixture between Arsenal and Liverpool on 17 April 2011, Marriner notably awarded the latest-ever penalty kick in the history of the Premier League. The match was goalless until Marriner awarded Arsenal a penalty in the seventh minute of second-half stoppage time, and four minutes later awarded a second penalty to Liverpool. Both were converted, the latter in the 102nd minute which also became the League's latest-ever goal.[7]

Career statistics

SeasonGamesTotal BookedBooked per gameTotal Red cardRed card per game
2002/200310333.3050.50
2003/200427702.5980.30
2004/200537802.16100.27
2005/200628762.7170.25
2006/200732963.0050.15
2007/2008371123.0260.16
2008/2009331083.2070.21
2009/2010371153.11100.27

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