The Uzbek referee Ravshan Irmatov has been elected by the community of "World of Football Refereeing" as the world's best referee in the last year 2011. Having received three final appointments, he managed to confirm the outstanding impression one could receive during the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Aged only 33, the future is widely open for Irmatov who is surely one of the best, perhaps the best referee on this planet at the moment.
|World of Football Refereeing's WORLDREFEREE 2011: Ravshan Irmatov|
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** due to the fact that I personally have forgotten to add the points given by our follower Qudamah, the ranking has slightly changed!
There are some officials whose votes were not enough for a top15 position, however, these names should not remain unmentioned. The following officials were on the shortlist (ordered by votes): Frank de Bleeckere (BEL), Dario Ubriaco (URU), Jorge Larrionda (URU), Ali Al Badwawi (UAE), Hector Baldassi (ARG), Noumandiez Doue (CIV), Craig Thomson (SCO), Salvio Fagundes (BRA), Jonas Eriksson (SWE), Raúl Orosco (BOL), Felix Brych (GER), Pavel Kralovec (CZE), Roberto Moreno (PAN), Yuichi Nishimura (JPN).