Craig Thomson brings the curtain down on his international career tomorrow when he referees FC Barcelona v. Sporting Clube de Portugal in Match Day 6 of the UEFA Champions League.
His team of officials is:
AR1: Alan Mulvanny
AR2: Graeme Stewart
Fourth Official: Stuart Stevenson AAR1: Kevin Clancy
AAR2: Andrew Dallas
Craig has been on the FIFA List since 2003 and tomorrow’s match is his 141st as an international referee.
The following statistics on his appointments provide an insight to his outstanding career:
9 World Cup Qualifiers 9 European Championship Qualifiers. Selected for the 2012 European Championship Finals – 2 appointments.
Selected for 2 FIFA U17 World Championship Finals – 2007 and 2013.
Appointed to referee the 2013 FIFA U17 World Championship Final, Nigeria v. Mexico.
8 International Challenge Matches.
4 UEFA U21 Qualifiers.
Selected for the UEFA U21 Championship Finals in 2007 – 2 appointments.
12 Europa League appointments in the knock-out stages, including 2 appointments to semi-final ties.
26 appointments in the UEFA Champions League Group Matches.