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John Best
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John Best

1982 Inductee

1962

Commissioner of the California Soccer Association - South

1967 - 1974, 1976 - 1979

Vice President of the USSFA

A longtime FIFA international referee. Best was certified as a FIFA referee from 1948 to 1963 and was a linesman at the 1948 Olympic Games in London and a referee at the 1955 Pan-American Games in Mexico City. He was the first American referee to receive FIFA’s Special Award for service in at least 20 international matches and was a vice president of the USSFA/USSF from 1967 to 1974 and 1976 to 1979. Inducted in 1982.

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