Anthony Taylor

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20, 1978
Wythenshawe, England
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20, 1978 (age 42)
Wythenshawe, England


English soccer referee who has officiated matches internationally as well as in prominent European leagues like the Premier League. Some of his most high-profile matches include the 2013 FA CUp Final and the 2015 Football League Cup Final.

Before Fame

He got his start refereeing in the Northern Premier League in 2002. He progressed to Conference North two years later and joined the Football League in 2006.


In December 2014, he apologized to Chelsea for booking Cesc Fabregas for diving despite the fact that he was fouled by Southampton player Matt Targett.

Family Life

He was born in Wythenshawe, Greater Manchester.

Associated With

He and Mike Dean are both well-known referees in the English Premiere League.