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29 March 1955|
Belfast, Northern Ireland
Alan Gordon Snoddy (born 29 March 1955) is a retired Northern Irish football referee, known for having refereed two matches in the FIFA World Cup: one in 1986 and one in 1990. At the 1986 World Cup Snoddy was appointed to referee the game between Morocco and Portugal in Guadalajara which ended 3-1 to Morocco. In the 1990 World Cup Snoddy refereed the game between Colombia and West Germany which ended 1-1 at the San Siro in Milan.
Snoddy served as Referee Development Officer for the Irish Football Association a position which he left in 2014 although still works as a Referee Observer for both the Irish Football Association (IFA) and UEFA. He is also a member of the UEFA Referee Convention Panel and is widely used assisting countries develop their refereeing structures. He is a Senior Course Leader at the UEFA Referee Centre of Excellence coaching young promising referees.
He is also a FIFA Referee Technical Instructor conducting technical seminars regularly.
He worked for 2.5 years as the President of the Cyprus F A Referee Committee, and in February 2020 finished a spell of 16 months as a Referee Consultant to the Latvia F F.
He has vast experience in refereeing, observing/assessing, instructing, mentoring & coaching all levels of match officials, and is very much in demand for seminars and development projects.
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