George McCabe (born 13 March 1922, Sheffield, Yorkshire; died January 2001) was an English association football referee, who officiated at the 1966 World Cup and in an FA Cup Final. He became a Football League referee in 1954 and an international referee in 1960. Throughout his league career he sent off only three players. Outside football he was the director of a Sheffield engineering company.
|Born||13 March 1922|
|Occupation||Association football referee|
|Known for||1966 FIFA World Cup|
McCabe, though awarded the 1969 FA Cup Final in his final match in England, is perhaps more well known for his handling of the Brazil versus Portugal World Cup match played at Goodison Park, Liverpool, on 19 July 1966, in which he was assisted by Wales' Leo Callaghan and England's Ken Dagnall.
- Birthdate: zerozero.eu website. Retrieved on 26 March 2008.
- "The late George McCabe" Archived 23 March 2008 at the Wayback Machine: Sheffield United official website. Retrieved on 26 March 2008.
- (The Guardian, 25 April 1969, p22)
- Brazil v. Portugal, Group C, 1966 World Cup: PlanetWorldCup.com website. Retrieved on 26 March 2008.
- World Cup final: 10 top World Cup refereeing errors The Telegraph Retrieved 8 May 2011
| FA Cup Final Referee