Eddie Lennie
Full name Edward McGregor Lennie[1]
Born (1959-10-05) 5 October 1959 (age 62)
Glasgow, Scotland
Domestic
Years League Role
1991–2004 NSL Referee
International
Years League Role
1996–2004 OFC Referee
1996–2004 FIFA listed Referee

Edward McGregor Lennie OAM JP (born 5 October 1959) is a retired Australian association football referee. He is best known for officiating at the 1998 FIFA World Cup and the 1996 Olympic Games.[2]

Refereeing career

1998 World Cup

Lennie refereed two matches at the 1998 FIFA World Cup in France.

National Soccer League

Lennie refereed 195 National Soccer League matches before retiring in 2004.[3]

Honours

Post-football career

His current occupation is the Referee Development Manager for Football West and is also an elite referees assessor for the Asian Football Confederation and FIFA.[9][10]

Political career

In December 2012 Lennie was preselected by WA Labor for the Western Australian Legislative Assembly seat of Scarborough.[11] He subsequently ran for the Hamersley Ward at the City of Stirling elections in October 2013.

References

  1. ^ "It's anniversary time for Eddie Lennie". Football West Hall of Fame. 30 October 2019. Retrieved 3 March 2021.
  2. ^ "Edward Lennie – Appearances". weltfussball.de. Archived from the original on 1 October 2012. Retrieved 12 November 2009.
  3. ^ "Lennie blows final whistle after three decades". The West Australian. 27 November 2004.
  4. ^ Queen's Birthday Honours list
  5. ^ "Eddie Lennie OAM". Football Hall of Fame. Football Federation Australia. Archived from the original on 7 January 2011. Retrieved 12 November 2009.
  6. ^ "Hall of Recognition". Football Hall of Fame Western Australia. Football WA. Retrieved 12 November 2009.
  7. ^ "Lennie blows for full-time". Football WA. 28 November 2004. Retrieved 12 November 2009.
  8. ^ "Honours Listing" (PDF). 2009 Football West Match Officials’ Guide. Football West. p. 39. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 12 November 2009.
  9. ^ "Eddie Lennie". Football Referees Australia. Archived from the original on 18 February 2011. Retrieved 11 November 2009.
  10. ^ "Edward Lennie – bio". WorldReferee.com. Retrieved 12 November 2009.
  11. ^ Ferrante, Michael (21 January 2013). "New field of play for ref". Stirling Times. Archived from the original on 20 October 2013. Retrieved 5 February 2013.