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Carlos Clos Gómez

Carlos Clos Gómez (born 30 June 1972 in Zaragoza, Spain) is a First Division football referee. He became a UEFA class referee in January 2009.[1]

Carlos Clos Gómez
Full name Carlos Clos Gómez
Born (1972-06-30) 30 June 1972 (age 47)
Zaragoza, Spain
Years League Role
La Liga Referee
Years League Role
2009– FIFA listed Referee

He began refereeing football matches in 1988, after a year in futsal. In 2001 he played his first game in the Second Division and in 2006 he made his debut in First. In 2009 he became FIFA referee, which allowed him to participate in international matches. Thus, he refereed the Europa League matches and the preparation of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and was an assistant referee in Euro 2012 and the Champions League. In 2017 he had to retire at the age of 45, the age limit for refereeing.

In 2008, Clos Gómez was forced to abandon a match between Real Betis and Athletic Bilbao after an Athletic player was struck by a bottle thrown from the crowd.[2]

Clos Gómez was named to FIFA's international list in 2009,[3] and has served as a referee during qualification for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, beginning with the 7 September 2012 match between Lithuania and Slovakia.[4]


  1. ^ "Carlos Clos Gomez - bio". 30 June 2009. Retrieved 7 August 2009.
  2. ^ "Carlos Clos Gomez - dyk". 6 February 2009. Retrieved 7 August 2009.
  3. ^ "Spain: Football Officials - Referees". FIFA. Retrieved on 15 April 2013.
  4. ^ "Match Report: Lithuania - Slovakia 1:1 (1:1)". FIFA. 7 September 2012. Retrieved on 15 April 2013.

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