Longest career for a football (soccer) referee
Csernyi Géza
Hungary (Eger)
The most durable football referee is Csernyi Géza (b. 25 March 1932; Hungary), who has been an active referee for 57 years. He gained his refereeing qualification on 7 June 1950 and officiated his last match in Hungary, in February 2007. Csernyi Géza was received a diploma for his 57 years service to Hugarian refereeing by the President of the Hungarian Football Federation at an awards ceremony in February 2007.