Khalil Al Ghamdi

Khalil Ibrahim Jalal Al Ghamdi (Arabic: خليل إبراهيم جلال الغامدي‎; born September 2, 1970) is a Saudi Arabian football referee. He is known for having officiated the football tournament in the AFC Asian Cup League. He has been a FIFA international referee since 2003.[1]

Khalil Jalal
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Jalal at the 2010 FIFA World Cup
Full name Khalil Ibrahim Jalal Al Ghamdi
Born (1970-09-02) 2 September 1970 (age 50)
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Other occupation Teacher
Years League Role
1998–2015 Saudi Pro League Referee
Years League Role
2003–2014 FIFA listed Referee


Outside of refereeing, he works as a teacher and lives in Riyadh.[2] He has also officiated the games at the 2008 Olympics, 2006 FIFA Club World Cup and qualifiers for the 2006 FIFA World Cup and 2010 FIFA World Cup.[3]

He was preselected as a potential referee for the 2010 FIFA World Cup,[4] with his selection confirmed on February 5, 2010. He refereed the Group A match between Mexico and France, on June 17, 2010, and the Group H match between Switzerland and Chile, on June 21, 2010. On November 6, 2010. He was the referee for the final match of the 2010 AFC Cup Final, Al-Qadsia vs. Al-Ittihad at the Jaber International Stadium in Kuwait City.


  • Al-Nadi Saudi Arabian Newspaper Choose Khalil Al Ghamdi (BEST REFEREE IN THE YEAR 2010).
  • Al-Ahram Magazine from Egypt & Al Hadath Al Riyadi from Lebanon, Who's Choose Khalil Al Ghamdi Best Referee Arabian in 2010.

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Preceded by
  Masoud Moradi
AFC Cup final match referees
  Khalil Al Ghamdi
Succeeded by
  Kim Dong Jin