Jack Taylor

Born Apr 21, 1930

John Keith "Jack" Taylor is an English former football referee, famous for officiating in the 1974 FIFA World Cup Final where he awarded two penalties during the first 30 minutes.

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1930 Birth Born on April 21, 1930.


1966 36 Years Old He took charge of several major club competition finals: Firstly, in 1966, when he officiated the FA Cup Final between and, followed by the 1971 European Cup Final between AFC Ajax and, both staged at Wembley Stadium. … Read More


1974 44 Years Old …  He was again selected for the 1974 tournament for which he became most noted (see below).
1979 49 Years Old After closing his butcher's shop he spent two seasons refereeing in Brazil before returning to England to become Commercial Director at in 1979.


1982 52 Years Old He was sacked in August 1982 when a new consortium took charge of the club. … Read More


2012 82 Years Old He died at his Shropshire home on 27 July 2012, aged 82. … Read More
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