Builder - Constantinos Soupliotis

Born: Greece, January 4, 1933Constantinos Soupliotis

Constantinos (Dino) Soupliotis was actively involved in soccer for 60 years, as a player, referee, referee administrator, member of referee committees and panels up to the International level, educator, and author.

Dino refereed 2072 games in a 28 year span, 16 years in Greece (1953-1968) and 12 years in Canada (1969-1980). He officiated in the NASL, 1979 Pan American Games and 1980 Youth World Cup and in 13 internationals as referee and 15 as linesman 1975-1980 (including World Cup qualification games). A FIFA Referee (1977-1980) he retired at the age limit, but continued his career as a national instructor, conducting 50 clinics in Canada. As a national assessor, he conducted over 575 assessments. At the FIFA level, he was FIFA Referee instructor from 1994 to 2001, conducting 21 courses at the international level. He was also a valued member of the FIFA panel designing FUTURO II. He coached both Sonia Denoncourt and Abdul Rahman AlZeid, the Saudi referee who was subsequently selected for the France World Cup He presently maintains a website which provides information to officials, instructors, assessors and referee administrators, he regularly contributes to Quebec Soccer magazine and he has produced extensive educational materials for the development of officials. 

He was awarded the Mérite Sportif Québécois, the highest honour for all sports in Québec, and the Canadian Soccer Association Award of Merit. He is a Life Member of the Quebec Football Federation.