Hector Vergara played soccer competitively for 10 years and recreationally for 30 years before turning his focus on the game to officiating. Vergara began as an official in 1983 and was rewarded for his efforts by being an assistant referee at the 2002 FIFA World Cup in Korea/Japan, the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany and the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. In addition he was an assistant referee at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece. Hector spent 19 years on the FIFA referees list and was involved in 11 FIFA competitions. In total Hector officiated nearly 150 international matches involving teams playing at the highest levels including six CONCACAF Gold Cups and three finals. He claimed the record for most World Cup games as a referee/assistant referee with 14 when he took the field July 10, 2010. In 2012, Hector was appointed by FIFA to its Referees Committee as a Development Member. Vergara is currently the Executive Director of the Manitoba Soccer Association.