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José María García-Aranda

José María García-Aranda Encinar (born 3 March 1956 in Madrid) is a retired football (soccer) referee from Spain, best known for supervising three matches during the 1998 FIFA World Cup in France. He also led two matches at the 2000 UEFA European Football Championship held in Belgium and the Netherlands.

José María García-Aranda
Full name José María García-Aranda Encinar
Born (1956-03-03) March 3, 1956 (age 63)
Madrid, Spain
Other occupation Physical education teacher
Years League Role
1989–2001 La Liga Referee
Years League Role
1993–2001 FIFA-listed Referee

He lives in Switzerland, where he works for the FIFA, the International Football Association, as the Head of Refereeing.