Alan Snoddy
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Alan Snoddy

Alan Snoddy
Born (1955-03-29) 29 March 1955 (age 65)
Belfast, Northern Ireland
Years League Role
1979-2000 Irish League Referee
Years League Role
1980-2000 FIFA-listed Referee

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.[1] 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.

Snoddy was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2020 Birthday Honours for services to association football.[2]


  1. ^ "Alan Snoddy :: Einsätze". 29 September 2007. Archived from the original on 29 September 2007.CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  2. ^ "No. 63135". The London Gazette (Supplement). 10 October 2020. p. B22.

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