Clattenburg to referee FA Cup final

Referee Mark Clattenburg

Mark Clattenburg will referee the FA Cup final between Manchester United and Crystal Palace at Wembley on 21 May.

The 41-year-old from County Durham was in charge of the 2012 League Cup final[1] at Wembley when Liverpool won against Cardiff City on penalties.

Clattenburg also took charge of the 2012 Olympic men’s final when Mexico beat favourites Brazil[2] at Wembley.

“It’s an honour and a massive achievement,” said Clattenburg, who will take charge of games at Euro 2016.[3]

“These days you get told what games you’re doing by text, but when you see a call coming in from the FA referees’ department you know it’s important.”

United, winners 11 times, have not won the FA Cup since 2004 while Palace are seeking a first triumph.

Clattenburg refereed Wednesday’s Champions League semi-final first leg between Atletico Madrid and Bayern Munich, which the Spanish hosts won 1-0.[4]


  1. ^ 2012 League Cup final (
  2. ^ Mexico beat favourites Brazil (
  3. ^ take charge of games at Euro 2016. (
  4. ^ Spanish hosts won 1-0. (

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