John Holden "Jack" Clough was an international football referee who officiated the 1957 Coupe de France Final and the 1959 FA Cup Final.

Career

He was based in Bolton, a town in the North West of England.[1] A FIFA recognised referee who officiated many matches at international level,[2] Clough was invited to referee the 1957 Coupe de France Final between Toulouse and Angers at Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir in Colombes.[3] He was the first and only foreign person to officiate the final of French football's premier cup competition.[4] Two years later, Clough was the referee for the 1959 FA Cup Final between Nottingham Forest and Luton Town at Wembley Stadium in London.[1][5][6]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Pawson, Tony (3 May 1959). "Flowing Forest Sink Luton: Nottingham Forest ...2 Luton Town...1". The Observer. p. 32.
  2. ^ "John Holden Clough". World Referee. Retrieved 18 September 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Coupe de France – Saison 1956–1957" (in French). French Football Federation. Archived from the original on 12 October 2012. Retrieved 18 September 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Abbink, Dinant; Pauron, Frédéric (8 April 2004). "France – Cup History 1917–1997". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 5 November 2006. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ Taylor, W. R. (4 May 1959). "Nottingham Forest overcome adversity and Luton: Spirit prevails after Dwight's injury". The Manchester Guardian. p. 4.
  6. ^ Fort, Didier (15 February 2006). "England – FA Cup Finals 1946–2000". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 18 September 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)