Leo Goldstein was an American-Israeli association football referee.

Early life

Goldstein, who was Jewish, was a survivor of the concentration camps of World War II.[1]

Career

Goldstein refereed for the American Soccer League in the 1950s and 1960s,[2] before becoming a FIFA international referee between 1959 and 1967.[2] Goldstein was active as an assistant referee at FIFA World Cups,[1] officiating the Hungary-England[3] and Chile-Italy[4] matches in the group stages in 1962. He also officiated in the 1959 Pan American Games[5] and 1962 World Cup qualifiers.[6]

Goldstein is a member of the National Soccer Hall of Fame and Museum.[2][clarification needed]

References

  1. ^ a b "Profile". Jews In Sports. Retrieved 22 August 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c "Builder Eligibility Biographies". National Soccer Hall of Fame and Museum. Retrieved 22 August 2010. 
  3. ^ FIFA. "Match Report - Hungary - England 2:1 (1:0)". 31 May 1962. Retrieved on 28 April 2013.
  4. ^ FIFA. "Match Report - Chile - Italy 2:0 (0:0)". 2 June 1962. Retrieved on 28 April 2013.
  5. ^ Mora Rivera, José de Jesus; Litterer, Dave; Morrison, Neil; Jönsson, Mikael. "Panamerican Games 1959". RSSSF, 4 January 2013. Retrieved on 28 April 2013.
  6. ^ RSSSF. "World Cup 1962 qualifications". Retrieved on 28 April 2013.