Eddie Lennie
Full name Edward McGregor Lennie[1]
Born (1959-10-05) 5 October 1959 (age 63)
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][3]

Refereeing career

Lennie began refereeing in Scotland, before emigrating to Australia in 1985.[4]

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.[5]

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.[11][12]

Political career

In December 2012 Lennie was preselected by WA Labor for the Western Australian Legislative Assembly seat of Scarborough.[13] 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. ^ Reid, Mike (8 June 1998). "Steady Eddie our man in France". The Sydney Morning Herald. p. 54. Retrieved 5 September 2022.
  4. ^ Kogoy, Peter (7 June 1998). "Lennie's Best credentials". The Sydney Morning Herald. p. 9. Retrieved 5 September 2022.
  5. ^ "Lennie blows final whistle after three decades". The West Australian. 27 November 2004.
  6. ^ Queen's Birthday Honours list
  7. ^ "Eddie Lennie OAM". Football Hall of Fame. Football Federation Australia. Archived from the original on 7 January 2011. Retrieved 12 November 2009.
  8. ^ "Hall of Recognition". Football Hall of Fame Western Australia. Football WA. Retrieved 12 November 2009.
  9. ^ "Lennie blows for full-time". Football WA. 28 November 2004. Retrieved 12 November 2009.
  10. ^ "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.
  11. ^ "Eddie Lennie". Football Referees Australia. Archived from the original on 18 February 2011. Retrieved 11 November 2009.
  12. ^ "Edward Lennie – bio". WorldReferee.com. Retrieved 12 November 2009.
  13. ^ 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.