12/02/2009
UMBRO Futsal Awards 2008 - Best Referee of the World category

UMBRO Futsal Awards 2008 - Best Referee of the World category
Dear futsal friends,

we have almost reached the end of the UMBRO Futsal Awards 2008 - 9th Edition by Futsalplanet.com! Tomorrow we will announce the last category winner (best player of the world) while today everything is ready to celebrate the Best Referee of the World prize. Who's the best international whistle? Let's congratulate with the hungarian referee Karoly Torok!

Huge experience
International referee since 1999, Torok is one of the greatest ever refs representatives of futsal story. His qualities are out of doubt: the magyar whistle has always counted on extreme competence and that kind of authority that makes "great" a referee, the one which never forget to respect players and bench members. That's why along his impressive career he got the same respect from all futsal characters. That's not an easy task in a world where the easiest way to explain a defeat is... complaining with the "black men".

World Cup Final
His final year of refereeing activity registered (after officiating at the national supercup between MVFC Berettyoujfalu and Colorspectrum Aramis on August 28th) the top during the past World Cup event in Brazil, as Torok was chosen by FIFA as first assistant of Fabian Lopez in the more than delicate final match between Brazil and Spain. Results are under everybody eyes, and Spain can just regret to have missed three penalties.

Federation tribute
When you did great things for an "institution" there is no surprise in getting the deserved tribute from them. And that's the case of the Hungarian FA, that definitely did the "right thing" in paying tribute to Karoly Torok on past November 27th, 2008. The first half of Hungary vs Ireland in Gyongyos was the final appearance of Torok in the pitch. We will surely miss him, winner of the Best Referee of the World category of the UMBRO Futsal Awards 2008 - 9th Edition by Futsalplanet.com!


UMBRO Futsal Awards by Futsalplanet.com

Best Referee of the World - Winners
2008 -> Karoly Torok (Hungary)
2007 -> Antonio Cardoso (Portugal)
2006 -> not celebrated
2005 -> not celebrated
2004 -> Pedro Galan Nieto (Spain)


Karoly Torok, Best Referee of the World 2008! (Photo courtesy: Miklos Biszkup)

Karoly Torok, Best Referee of the World 2008! (Photo courtesy: Miklos Biszkup)


Ferenc Ragadics, vice-president of the Hungarian Futsal Committee, awarding Karoly Torok (Photo courtesy: Miklos Biszkup)

Ferenc Ragadics, vice-president of the Hungarian Futsal Committee, awarding Karoly Torok (Photo courtesy: Miklos Biszkup)


Players respect (Photo courtesy: Miklos Biszkup)

Players respect (Photo courtesy: Miklos Biszkup)


Ready for the final act of a brilliant career (Photo courtesy: Miklos Biszkup)

Ready for the final act of a brilliant career (Photo courtesy: Miklos Biszkup)


Toth, Lodi and Madarasz: three top players under Torok authority (Photo courtesy: Miklos Biszkup)

Toth, Lodi and Madarasz: three top players under Torok authority (Photo courtesy: Miklos Biszkup)


Hungary vs Ireland, the final act (Photo courtesy: Miklos Biszkup)

Hungary vs Ireland, the final act (Photo courtesy: Miklos Biszkup)


Deserved tribute (Photo courtesy: Miklos Biszkup)

Deserved tribute (Photo courtesy: Miklos Biszkup)





UMBRO Futsal Awards 2008 - Best Referee of the World category


UMBRO Futsal Awards 2008 - 9th Edition by Futsalplanet.com


 


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