Birth Day July 14th, 1971
Birth Place Rotherham
Age 52 Years Old
Zodiac Sign Cancer

About Howard Webb

British former professional football referee is named for Howard Webb. He is famous for being counted amongst the all-time top referees by the International Federation of Football History and Statistics. During his career span, he has refereed a number of notable matches in England including the FA Cup final, the FA Community Shield, and the final of the League Cup as well. He was a sergeant in the South Yorkshire Police before turning professional as a referee. 

Former professional referee, Howard Webb

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Following the occupation of his father, Howard initially first took up refereeing in local leagues in 1989. He was appointed as a Football League assistant referee in the year 1996 and was included on the National List of Football League referees in the year 2000. What's more, he was appointed to FIFA's international referees' list in the year 2005 as well as he was appointed to referee including a UEFA Champions League final and a FIFA World Cup final. He was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2011 New Year Honours for services to football. He was selected as England's representative to referee at UEFA Euro 2008 in December 2007 and was also one of the referees at the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup in South Africa taking charge of two games. Similarly, he was selected as a referee for the 2013 Confederations Cup in Brazil and refereed the World Cup final between the Netherlands and Spain. The Premier League announced on 6th August 2014 stating Webb had retired from active refereeing. 

What is Howard Webb doing now?

Former football referee, Howard Webb is currently taking the role of technical director of the Professional Game Match Officials Board. After his retirement, he said, "Refereeing has given me so much and I think it's important that match officials who have had the rewards remain in the game to pass on their knowledge." He also became the director of referees for the Saudi Arabian Football Federation. As of today, he is the Manager of Video Assistant Referee Operations for Major League Soccer's Professional Referee Organization. 

Why did Howard Webb retire?

Howard Webb announced his retirement in August 2014 to become the technical director of the Professional Game Match Officials Board. 

Referee Howard Webb of England, shows the red card to Netherlands' John Heitinga during the World Cup 2010 final soccer match


Early Life and Parents

Real name by Howard Melton Webb, he opened his eyes for the first time on 14th July 1971 which makes him the present age of 49 celebrating his birthday as of 2020. He is from Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England. Thus, he holds the nationality of British. He came from English-White ethnic background belonging to the White race. Cancer by Zodiac sign, Webb is loyal, protective, intuitive, and caring by nature. He is religious and his religion is Christian. 

Born to father, Billy Webb, and mother, Sylvia; Howard raised and grew up in Rotherham, West Riding of Yorkshire. By occupation, his father, Billy was a referee for 35 years. 

Howard Webb went to Brinsworth Comprehensive School as per his education details. 

Howard Webb Wife and Kids

Married to his beautiful wife, Bibiana Steinhaus, Howard is the father of three children from his ex-wife, Kay Webb. His kid's name is Holly Webb, Jack Webb, and Lucy Webb.  His present wife, Bibiana is a German Bundesliga referee. Their wedding happened as of March 2021. Webb and Steinhaus tied the knot in secret during last month's international break. Webb's sexual orientation is straight. 

English referee Webb marries Bibiana Steinhaus

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How much is Howard Webb worth?

Talented and successful referee Howard Webb has made a huge amount of money through a refereeing career. As of 2021, the net worth of Webb is estimated to have $5 Million as per sources whereas his net worth was $3 Million as of 2019. As of today, he is the Manager of Video Assistant Referee Operations for Major League Soccer's Professional Referee Organization from where he is receiving a considerable amount of salary which is his major source of wealth at present. 

How tall is Howard Webb?

Howard Webb is tall with a height of 1.72 m (5 ft 6 in). His body type is athletic and his balanced body weight is 69 KG. His hair is bald and he has a pair of light brown eyes. 

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