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Nikolay Gavrilovich Latyshev (Russian: Николай Гаврилович Латышев; November 22, 1913 – February 18, 1999) was the referee in the 1962 FIFA World Cup Final staged in Santiago between Brazil and Czechoslovakia.

He was the first FIFA referee from the Soviet Union (since 1952), as well as the first Soviet to be appointed to officiate in a World Cup final.

Prior to the referee career, Latyshev played for FC Elektrozavod, Stalinets, and Dynamo Moscow.


Sporting positions
Nikolay Latyshev
Preceded by
1958 FIFA World Cup Final
Maurice Guigue
1962 FIFA World Cup Final Referee Succeeded by
1966 FIFA World Cup Final
Gottfried Dienst