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Referee Jack Taylor (1930-2012)
July 30th, 2012 12:16AM
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[OBITUARY] Jack Taylor, considered one of the top English referees of all time, died at his home in Shropshire at the age of 82. Taylor officiated more than 1,000 games, one of which was the 1974 World Cup final between West Germany and the Netherlands in Munich, where he made history by awarding the first ever penalty in a World Cup final.

Taylor refereed cup finals in Europe, South America, Russia, South Africa and China and was inducted into FIFA's Hall of Fame.

"Jack Taylor set the benchmark for refereeing, not just in this country but across the world and in later life he applied the same levels of integrity, commitment and sheer love of the game to his other roles in football," said Football League Chairman Greg Clarke. "Very few people in football can match the contribution made by Jack Taylor and fewer still have managed to do it whilst retaining the respect and admiration of absolutely everyone they have come into contact with.

"He will be greatly missed by everybody at The Football League and its clubs and our thoughts are with his family and friends."



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