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Euro 2016: Mark Clattenburg appointed to referee final between France and Portugal

8 July 2016

The EFL would like to congratulate Mark Clattenburg and his team, who will referee Sunday's Euro 2016 final between France and Portugal at the Stade de France.

Clattenburg will be assisted by compatriots Simon Beck and Jake Collin, while Anthony Taylor and Andre Marriner are the assigned additional assists, after all were selected by the UEFA Referees Committee.

Mark Clattenburg will referee @UEFAEURO final between #FRA and #POR

— UEFA (@UEFA) July 8, 2016
It completes a dream season for Clattenburg, 41, who also took charge of May's FA Cup Final and UEFA Champions League Final.

From the EFL line to the Euro 2016 final

The Durham County FA official started his career in the Northern League but was given his first foray in the EFL as an assistant refereee in 1999, before being swiftly promoted to the National List of Referees a year later, debuting in the middle as a 25-year-old for Chesterfield's 4-1 victory over York City on Saturday 12th August 2000.

He was fourth official for the 2001/02 Division Three Play-Off Final, and was the man in the middle when Huddersfield Town and Mansfield Town contested the same final in May 2004.

That year saw Clattenburg earn Select Group referee status, meaning he could officiate in the top flight, and he then became a FIFA referee in 2006 at the age of 30, completing his meteoric rise.

He was chosen as the referee for the 2012 EFL Cup Final and some of his other honours include the 2012 Olympics men's final and the FA Community Shield of 2013.

Clattenburg will become the first English referee of a UEFA European Championship final since Arthur Ellis (1960) and Arthur Holland (1964) did so for the first two deciders.

Euro 2016 final refereeing team:

Referee: Mark Clattenburg (ENG)
Assistants: Simon Beck, Jake Collin (both ENG)
Fourth official: Viktor Kassai (HUN)
Additional assistants: Anthony Taylor, Andre Marriner (both ENG)
Reserve assistant referee: György Ring (HUN)

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