Antonio Mateu Lahoz

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Antonio Mateu Lahoz
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Lahoz refereeing in 2018
Full name Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz
Born (1977-03-12) 12 March 1977 (age 42)
Algímia d'Alfara, Valencia, Spain
Years League Role
1999–2002 Tercera División Referee
2002–2004 Segunda División B
2004–2008 Segunda División
2008– La Liga
Years League Role
2011– FIFA listed Referee

Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz (Spanish pronunciation: [anˈtonjo miˈɣel maˈteu laˈoθ]; born 12 March 1977) is a Spanish association football referee who has refereed La Liga matches since 2008. He is also an international referee with experience at the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers,[1] 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers and the 2018 FIFA World Cup.[2] He is known for his talkative and "quirky" approach to refereeing.[3]

On 26 May 2019, Lahoz refereed the match between Pyunik and Ararat Yerevan in the Armenian Premier League.[4]


  1. ^ "Antonio Mateu Lahoz profile". World Referee. Retrieved 1 March 2018.
  2. ^ Promedia (23 November 2017). "Two PRO referees selected for 2018 FIFA World Cup". Professional Referee Organization. ThemeGrill. WordPress. Retrieved 1 March 2018.
  3. ^ McTear, Euan (5 March 2018). "Mateu Lahoz, Spain's "quirky" referee". Tifo Football. Retrieved 10 October 2019.
  4. ^ "Pyunik 2-1 Ararat Yerevan". Soccerway. Retrieved 28 May 2019.