Chris Kavanagh (referee)

Chris Kavanagh is an English professional football referee. He officiates primarily in the Premier League having been promoted to the Select Group of Referees in 2017.[3]

Chris Kavanagh
Born (1985-09-04) 4 September 1985 (age 35)}[1]
Manchester, England[2]
Years League Role
2012–2014 National League Referee
2014–2017 The Football League Referee
2017– Premier League Referee
Years League Role
2019– FIFA listed Referee


Kavanagh began his refereeing career at the age of 13. In 2012, he was promoted to officiate matches in the National League.[4]

He began refereeing in the Football League in 2014. Kavanagh took charge of his first Premier League match in April 2017.

He was appointed to FIFA's international referees list in 2019.[5]


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  2. ^ "Chris Kavanagh". Premier League. Retrieved 5 September 2017.
  3. ^ "Chris Kavanagh called upon to officiate in the 2017/18 Premier League". Premier League. Retrieved 5 September 2017.
  4. ^ "Chris Kavanagh Referee Profile | Premier League". Retrieved 4 August 2020.
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