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Anthony Taylor

Referee Profile


Personal Details

  • Status
  • Joined
  • County FA
    Cheshire Football Association
  • Premier League Debut Match
    03 February 2010: Fulham v Portsmouth

Referee Bio

Anthony Taylor has been a member of the Select Group of referees since the 2010/11 season, after an eight-year career officiating non-league and Football League matches.

Taylor started refereeing in the North Premier League from 2002 to 2004 before being given a chance to take control of Conference matches.

It took only two years to gain a further promotion and officiate in the Football League for the first time.

In his fourth season of refereeing in the Football League, Taylor was given his first opportunity to work in the top-flight when taking charge of Fulham’s 1-0 win over Portsmouth in February 2010.

Later that year, Taylor was in charge for the FA Vase final and his performances throughout the 2009/10 campaign elevated the Cheshire FA referee to the Select Group officials for the following season.

The FA Trophy final followed in 2012, before Taylor was the fourth official in Wigan Athletic's 1-0 victory over Manchester City in the 2013 FA Cup final. 

By this time, Taylor was promoted to the FIFA officials list and in 2015 he would referee the Capital One Cup Final between Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur, before returning to Wembley for Arsenal's 2015 Community Shield triumph over Chelsea.