23 October 1959|
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He dealt Alan Shearer his first red card in a Newcastle v Aston Villa match in 1999. The reason for the red card was "persistent use of the elbow".
In 2001, he joined the Select Group of professional referees. Keith Hackett, head of the Professional Game Match Officials Board has described him as "the fittest referee we have ever seen on the national and world scene."
He refereed the 2001 (old) Football League Division One Play-off Final between Bolton Wanderers and Preston North End at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, when Bolton won 3-0 with goals from Farrelly, Ricketts and Gardner. Rennie did not show a red or yellow card at all during the match.
At the end of 2004, he retired from the FIFA list, after reaching the compulsory age of 45.
He made his return to active refereeing on 24 November 2007, following a hamstring injury, and handled the Championship match between Scunthorpe United and Hull City, which finished as a 2-1 away win.
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(There are no available records prior to 1997/1998)
Life outside footballEdit
He practises both kick-boxing and aikido, and has a Master's degree in business administration and law. He is also a magistrate in Sheffield. He is married and has one daughter. He appeared as himself in the BBC Two drama Marvellous, broadcast in September 2014.
- Birthdate confirmation Archived 17 April 2008 at the Wayback Machine: the Football League Official website. Retrieved on 10 March 2007.
- First ever Premiership match, soccerbase.com website. Retrieved 10 March 2007.
- Career, details: Premier League Official website. Retrieved 10 March 2007.
- "Uriah Rennie's Red Card Blues". AYUP. Archived from the original on 24 January 2007. Retrieved 20 January 2007.
- Old Division One Play-off Final, 2001, soccerbase.com website. Retrieved 10 March 2007.
- Confirmation of hamstring injury: Graham Poll, the Mail Online. Retrieved 25 November 2007.
- Return from injury, Scunthorpe v. Hull, 2007: BBC Sport report. Retrieved 25 November 2007.
- "Come on ref". PFA. 26 July 2004. Archived from the original on 20 October 2006. Retrieved 20 January 2007.
- BBC: Marvellous