Builder - Ray Morgan

Born: Manila, the Philippines, 1922. Died: Toronto, Ontario, June 12, 1977.Ray Morgan

Born in the Philippines of British parents, Ray grew up in Britain and won the Distinguished Flying Medal while serving with the Royal Air Force. He commenced refereeing in Hampshire and emigrated to Canada in 1947. Between 1947 and 1967 he refereed nine "A" or full internationals as an official referee for FIFA, the governing body of world soccer. In the same period he handled nine amateur internationals including the game between France and India at Grosseto in the final rounds of the Olympics in Rome in 1960. In 1962 he was the senior linesman in three games in the 1962 World Cup finals in Chile. Ray held numerous positions within the refereeing structure in Canadian soccer and was refereeinchief of the Expo Soccer Tournament in Montreal in 1967 and at the Pan American Games in Winnipeg in the same year. In 1968 he retired and was appointed to the FIFA Panel of Referee Lecturers, a position he held until his death in 1977. In 1971 he was given the "FIFA Special Award for Referees."