Friday 27 July 2012
The Premier League is saddened to hear of the passing of Jack Taylor OBE.
Taylor was one of the finest English referees of all time and reached the highest level of his profession with a career spanning more than 30 years. He officiated in more than 1,000 League matches and 100 internationals including the 1974 FIFA World Cup Final.
Premier League Chief Executive Richard Scudamore said: "I am extremely sad to hear of Jack Taylor's passing and send my sympathies to his wife, other family members and friends.
"Jack was one of English football's finest ambassadors who reached the pinnacle of refereeing and, until his very last days, continued to help the development of young referees.
"From our first meeting he remained a constant source of encouragement and I will miss him. The game has lost a great servant and a true friend."