Sunday, 16 December 2018

Referee of the Year - Matthew Conger is the best OFC referee of 2018

According to our readers who voted on, Matthew Conger from New Zealand is the best referee of 2018 for Oceanian Football Confederation. He got 293 points.
The 40 years old has been selected for his first WC, in which has officiated a group stage game, Nigeria - Iceland, and his trio has been kept until the end of the tournament. In addition, he will officiate at 2018 Club World Cup in UAE, we are still waiting for his first game. For sure, the most successful OFC referee in 2018. 

To follow, with 215 points,  Norbert Hauata from Tahiti. Russia 2018 has been his second WC after the experience made in Brazil 4 years ago. The referee from French Polynesia has worked in both occasions as fourth official, but surely he has managed to be at top level regarding international stages for OFC. In addition, he has officiated the second leg of 2018 OFC Champions League final.

Third placed is Abdelkader Zitouni from Tahiti with 109 points. He hasn't managed to be selected for World Cup after having been included in the preselection, but surely he has confirmed himself at high level in his confederation by officiating the first leg of 2018 OFC Champions League final. 

CLICK HERE to read the full ranking.

Meanwhile, you can continue to send your preferences. Click here: REFEREE OF THE YEAR


  1. I don't know if an election was really needed here. To make it exciting, I voted Hauata. And also because he made an excellent 4th official.

    1. ... and refereed the OFC CL final.

      Good idea by some voters to include women and assistants.


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