Héctor Vergara
Héctor
Vergara

Born
15 December 1966
Age
56
Birthplace
San Javier, CHI
Height
180 cm
School(s)
University of Manitoba
Where they grew up
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Bio

Héctor Vergara

Héctor O. Vergara... speaks English and Spanish... both his father Héctor and mother Ana Rosa were born in Chile... grew up playing soccer, basketball, volleyball, water polo, track & field, badminton and hockey... growing up, favourites included Péle, Colo Colo... he was 16 years old when he began refereeing...

honoured by the Canada Soccer Hall of Fame as a referee... recipient of the Ray Morgan Memorial Award in 1996...

For Sport

served on the FIFA List of Referees and Assistant Referees for 19 years from 1993 to 2011, a Canadian record... at age 26 in 1993, he was the youngest Canadian to ever serve on the FIFA List of Referees and Assistant Referees... he was the first Canadian to officiate in three FIFA World Cups (Korea/Japan 2002, Germany 2006, South Africa 2010)... over the course of his career as a Referee and Assistant Referee, he was appointed to matches in leagues including the Canadian Soccer League (1991 and 1992) and Major League Soccer... was appointed as a Referee and Assistant Referee at Canada Soccer’s National Championships (men’s Challenge Trophy and women’s Jubilee Trophy finals)... was appointed as an Assistant Referee for Canada Soccer’s Canadian Championship (three matches from 2008 to 2011) and Concacaf Champions League...

was appointed as an Assistant Referee at the FIFA U-17 World Championship Japan 1993 (FIFA U-17 World Cup)... was appointed as an Assistant Referee at the FIFA U-17 World Championship Ecuador 1995 (FIFA U-17 World Cup)... was appointed as an assistant referee for the FIFA U-20 World Cup Argentina 2001... was appointed an Assistant Referee at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Canada 2007...

was appointed as an assistant referee for the 2002 CONCACAF Gold Cup... was appointed as an assistant referee for the 2002 FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan... was appointed as an assistant referee for the 2003 CONCACAF Gold Cup... was appointed as an Assistant Referee at the Athens 2004 Men’s Olympic Football Tournament... was appointed as an assistant referee for the 2005 CONCACAF Gold Cup... was appointed as an Assistant Referee at the FIFA Club World Championship Japan 2005 (FIFA Club World Cup)... was appointed as an Assistant Referee at the 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany... was appointed as an assistant referee for the 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup... was appointed as an assistant referee for the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup... was appointed as an Assistant Referee at the FIFA Confederations Cup South Africa 2009... was appointed as an Assistant Referee at the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa... officiated his record 14th FIFA World Cup finals match on 10 July 2010...

was appointed as Referee for Canada Soccer’s 1995 National Championships Jubilee Trophy Final in Winnipeg on 9 October 1995 (Edmonton Angels SC won 5:1 over Victoria Gorge FC)... served as an Assistant Referee at the 2008 Major League Soccer All-Star Game...

served on CONCACAF’s Referees Committee... served on the Referees Committee for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015... served on FIFA’s Referees Committee for the Rio 2016 Olympic Football Tournaments...

served as executive director of the Manitoba Soccer Association...

Individual Honours