Said Martinez, named best CONCACAF referee in 2021 by IFFHS

San Pedro Sula, Honduras.

Honduras Happy Martinez He concludes a wonderful year with his selection as the Best Referee for CONCACAF in 2021 by the International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS).

The IFFHS has published on its official website the best of this year, in a list featuring sylbant Catracho, who has blown the whistles this season in important international matches.

Saeed Martinez during the 2021 Arab Cup quarter-final match between Egypt and Jordan at Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakra, Qatar.

Martinez, a math graduate, whistled at the 2021 Gold Cup final between the United States and Mexico, becoming the first Honduran to do justice in the defining match of the tournament.

Recently-born Toccoa was to referee the 2021 Arab Cup in Qatar, the country where the 2022 World Cup will be held, and in May he was responsible for the whistling of the Clausura Grand Final that Olympia won against Motagua.

The Honduran referee asked for calm for the Egyptian-Portuguese coach Carlos Queiroz.

The Honduran referee asked for calm for the Egyptian-Portuguese coach Carlos Queiroz.

Said, 30, an international player since 2017, started his refereeing career in 2011 in the Honduran National League. The world of mathematics can crown that good moment with the possibility of being present in the Qatar World Cup 2022.

IFFHS Awards

CONCACAF Player of the Year – Alphonso Davies (Bayern – Canada).

Best goalkeeper in CONCACAF – Guillermo Ochoa (America and Mexico).

Best coach for the club – Javier Aguirre (Monterrey – Mexico).

Best Team Coach – Greg Berhalther (USA).

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Best Young Player – Ricardo Pepe (Dallas – USA).

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