Antonio Mateu Lahoz

Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz (Spanish pronunciation: [anˈtonjo miˈɣel maˈtew laˈoθ]; born 12 March 1977) is a Spanish association football referee who has refereed La Liga matches since 2008. He is also an international referee with experience at the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers,[1] 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers and the 2018 FIFA World Cup.[2] He is known for his talkative and "quirky" approach to refereeing.[3]

Antonio Mateu
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Lahoz refereeing in 2018
Full name Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz
Born (1977-03-12) 12 March 1977 (age 43)
Algímia d'Alfara, Valencia, Spain
Years League Role
1999–2002 Tercera División Referee
2002–2004 Segunda División B
2004–2008 Segunda División
2008– La Liga
Years League Role
2011– FIFA listed Referee

On 26 May 2019, Mateu Lahoz refereed the match between Pyunik and Ararat Yerevan in the Armenian Premier League.[4]


  1. ^ "Antonio Mateu Lahoz profile". World Referee. Retrieved 1 March 2018.
  2. ^ Promedia (23 November 2017). "Two PRO referees selected for 2018 FIFA World Cup". Professional Referee Organization. ThemeGrill. WordPress. Retrieved 1 March 2018.
  3. ^ McTear, Euan (5 March 2018). "Mateu Lahoz, Spain's "quirky" referee". Tifo Football. Retrieved 10 October 2019.
  4. ^ "Pyunik 2-1 Ararat Yerevan". Soccerway. Retrieved 28 May 2019.

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