Craig Pawson
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Personal information
Full name Craig Pawson
Date of birth July 18, 1979 (1979-07-18) (age 41)
Place of birth    South Yorkshire, England
Years League Role

Football League
Football League
Premier League
Assistant referee
Years Role
2015– Referee   

Craig Pawson is an English professional football referee who officiates primarily in the Premier League, having been promoted to the panel of Select Group Referees in 2013, as well as in the Football League.

He is based in South Yorkshire and is associated with the Sheffield and Hallamshire County Football Association.


Pawson has been a referee since 1993 and regularly officiated in the Football League in the 2012-13 season. He appeared 12 times in the Championship as well as making a Wembley appearance, taking charge of the League 2 play-off final between Crewe Alexandra and Cheltenham Town, which saw the former promoted.

His first Premier League appointment came in March 2013 between Swansea City and Newcastle United at the Liberty Stadium with the home side winning 1-0.

Pawson was appointed as fourth official for the FA Cup semi-final in April 2014 between Wigan Athletic and Arsenal at Wembley.

External links

Premier League referees 2020–21

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