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Stephen Lodge

Sports official from England

Stephen John Lodge (born 26 September 1952) is an English former football referee, who retired from top-flight officiating at the end of the 2000-2001 season. He lives in Barnsley, Yorkshire, has a wife and one son, and works as a local government officer. He took up the whistle at the age of 19 years, in the Barnsley & District Football League. He was included in the FA Premier League list of referees from its inception in 1992. His first appointment in this competition was the game between Middlesbrough and Manchester City on 19 August 1992 at Ayresome Park - a 2-0 home win with goals from Bernie Slaven. Although never to be appointed to a FIFA World Cup competition or UEFA European Championships, he did take charge of Germany's pre-tournament friendly match against Canada in Toronto on 8 June 1994, prior to the World Cup of that year. 1996 was a busy year for Lodge. In that year he took charge of an FA Cup semi-final, a Football League Cup semi-final, and the FA Vase final of that year, in which Brigg Town beat Clitheroe 3-0. He refereed the 1997 FA Cup Final when Chelsea defeated Middlesbrough 2-0, the goals coming from Roberto Di Matteo and Eddie Newton. In 1998 he was  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1952-09-26
Place of birth
Barnsley
Nationality
England

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