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Roger East (born 12 May 1965) is an English professional football referee who officiates primarily in the Premier League. He is associated with the Wiltshire Football Association.


East has been on the national list of football referees since 2006. In 2006, at the request of the Football Association, he travelled to Libya to officiate the Tripoli derby between Al-Ittihad and Al-Ahly.[1] He had previously been an assistant referee for the 2004 FA Cup Final and the 2006 FA Community Shield.

He took charge of the 2012 Football League One play-off Final between Sheffield United and Huddersfield Town and refereed his first Premier League game in September 2012 in a match between Swansea City and Sunderland.[2]

East became a member of the Select Group of Premier League referees for the 2013–14 season.[3][4]


  1. ^ "Men in Black – Roger East". 15 September 2011. Archived from the original on 13 May 2014. Retrieved 9 May 2014.
  2. ^ "Scrapping Swans Make a Key Premier League Point". Western Mail. 3 September 2012. Retrieved 9 May 2014 – via Questia Online Library.
  3. ^ "Referee Profile". Retrieved 9 May 2014.
  4. ^ "Roger East". Retrieved 9 May 2014.

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