David Gantar (born June 27, 1975) is a Canadian soccer referee for PRO from Edmonton, Alberta. He has been a Canadian National Referee since 2004, and became a FIFA Referee in 2011. Gantar had a highly successful first year of international duty, officiating at three international tournaments — including one major tournament — and in the CONCACAF Champions League and 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualification.
|Full name||David John Gantar|
June 27, 1975|
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
|Other occupation||Director, Strategy & Improvement|
|2010–||Major League Soccer||Referee|
|2015–||Indian Super League||Referee|
|2019–||Canadian Premier League||Referee|
On April 27, 2019 Gantar was the match official for the debut game in the Canadian Premier League
Gantar had a successful first year as a FIFA referee, attending three international tournaments. His year included appointment to the Gold Cup (the continental championship) ahead of fellow Canadian FIFA Referee Paul Ward. The appointment came despite Ward's seniority and experience; coupled with Gantar's inclusion on CONCACAF's Elite Referee List.
|Tournament||Date||Venue||Round||Team 1||Result||Team 2|
|CONCACAF U-20 Championship||March 29||Estadio Mateo Flores, Guatemala City||Group Stage||Suriname||0 – 4||United States||2||1|
|CONCACAF U-20 Championship||April 8||Estadio Mateo Flores, Guatemala City||Semi-Final||Costa Rica||2 – 1||Guatemala||5||0|
|CONCACAF Gold Cup||June 10||FIU Stadium, Miami||Group Stage||Grenada||1 – 7||Honduras||1||0|
|Pan American Games||October 21||Estadio Omnilife, Guadalajara||Group Stage||Costa Rica||0 – 3||Argentina||5||0|
|Pan American Games||October 23||Estadio Omnilife, Guadalajara||Group Stage||Trinidad and Tobago||1 – 1||Ecuador||6||0|
Statistics for all competitions, including domestic, CONCACAF and international friendlies/tournaments.
- "PRO Referee Roster". PROreferees.com. Retrieved June 5, 2013.
- "2011 International Appointments". Canadian Soccer Association. Retrieved January 19, 2012.
- "Dave Gantar Linkedin Profile". Retrieved January 19, 2012.
- "CONCACAF Elite Referee Course held in Dallas". CONCACAF. Retrieved January 21, 2012.
- "Referees ready for U-20 Championship".
- "Gold Cup first-round referees announced".
- "Men First Round Group B Match 5". Retrieved January 20, 2012.
- "Men First Round Group A Match 9". Retrieved January 19, 2012.