Football won't be enjoyable without referees who help to maintain order and punish any player who breaks the rule. You can't talk about English referees without mentioning Michael Oliver. Let us relax and take a good look at some interesting records held by Michael Oliver.
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Micheal Oliver was born in 1985. As a young boy, Oliver had a thing for becoming a referee at some point in his life. His journey into becoming a referee started at a young age when his father introduced him to the profession. Micheal Oliver started his journey towards becoming a referee at the age of 14.
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Micheal Oliver holds some remarkable records as a referee. Micheal Oliver is known as the youngest English football league referee and the youngest English football league assistant referee. Micheal Oliver is the youngest central referee and the youngest fourth official in the English Premier League. Oliver is also the youngest referee to officiate an English FA Cup semi-final.
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In 2007, Michael Oliver was promoted to the National List of Referees. Oliver started excelling in his refereeing profession at a young age. After being promoted to the National List of Referees, Oliver continued his progression in life as he became the youngest football referee to officiate at Wembley Stadium when he officiated the 2007 Conference National Play-off final.
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Micheal Oliver's success story did not end in England. Michael Oliver became a FIFA certified referee when he received his FIFA badge in 2012. Three years after receiving his FIFA badge, Oliver went on to officiate the finals of the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile.
Micheal Oliver can be described as an inspiration to young referees all over the world. His progress in his refereeing career is commendable and a lot of young upcoming referees will be inspired by the achievements of Michael Oliver.
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