José María García-Aranda

This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is García-Aranda and the second or maternal family name is Encinar.
José María García-Aranda
Full name José María García-Aranda Encinar
Born (1956-03-03) March 3, 1956
Madrid, Spain
Other occupation Physical education teacher
Years League Role
1989–2001 La Liga Referee
Years League Role
1993–2001 FIFA-listed Referee

José María García-Aranda Encinar (born 3 March 1956 in Madrid) is a retired football (soccer) referee from Spain, best known for supervising three matches during the 1998 FIFA World Cup in France. He also led two matches at the 2000 UEFA European Football Championship held in Belgium and the Netherlands.

He currently lives in Switzerland, where he works for the FIFA, the International Football Association, as the Head of Refereeing.


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