Alan Snoddy, a member of the RFU Expert Judicial Commission, became a Commander of the Order of the British Empire
MOSCOW, Nov 10 – Former referee of the category of the International Football Federation (FIFA), a member of the expert-referee commission under the President of the Russian Football Union (ESC RFU), Northern Irishman Alan Snoddy became a Knight of the Order of the British Empire, Belfast Telegraph reports.
Snoddy, who joined the ECS RFU in March, received the award for achievements in football. The ex-arbiter received the order from the hands of Prince William.
For 20 years, Snoddy served as a FIFA referee and served in the finals of the 1986 World Cups in Mexico and Italy in 1990. In total, the 66-year-old referee has 106 international matches. From 2004 to 2017, Snoddy worked as an inspector for the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) and is still a UEFA observer.