Who is Premier League referee Stuart Attwell and which team does he support

Who is Premier League referee Stuart Attwell and which team does he support

Here is all you need to know about English referee Stuart Attwell including his age, career, bio and which team he lends his support to

After their repeated requests for penalties were denied, Nottingham Forest claimed that Stuart Attwell, the VAR for their contentious 2-0 loss to Everton, was a Luton Town fan.

Match referee Anthony Taylor rejected three separate penalty requests from Forest, while Attwell in the VAR hub supported the on-field rulings.

The vital Nottingham Forest match against Everton ended in three penalties being disallowed for Nottingham Forest after Ashley Young was accused of handballing in the area, kicking Giovanni Reyna, and fouling Callum Hudson-Odoi. However, as per the reports, the club did not ask the referee to be removed from the VAR position.

Who is Premier League referee Stuart Attwell and which favourite team does he support

Who is Stuart Attwell?

Stuart Attwell is an English referee who officiates Premier League matches and was born on October 1982 in Nuneaton, England. 2004 saw Attwell graduate from Staffordshire University. He is a Luton Town fan.


Premier League referees earn £1,500 per match on top of their salary that can range from £70,000-£200,000 and also get a yearly retainer worth £38,500 to £42,000 which the same amount Atwell pockets annually.

Being the youngest referee in Premier League history, Attwell made a memorable debut in 2008 but returned to Football League refereeing after being relegated from the Select Group in February 2012. March 2016 saw him rejoin the Select Group.

From pickup games around the neighbourhood, Attwell advanced to non-league football, then the Football League and the West Midlands League. Prior to the 2007–08 season, on August 11, 2007, he officiated a Football League match between Hereford United and Rotherham United, which was his first game as a referee.


He refereed his debut League One match, Swansea City vs Gillingham. While still awaiting promotion, Attwell officiated his first Championship match on December 26, 2007, which ended in a 1-1 draw between Sheffield United and Blackpool.

The Professional Game Match Officials Association hired Attwell full-time and added him to the Select Group of referees for the 2008–09 season, enabling him to officiate in the Premier League.


On June 25, 2008, he was added to the Premier League’s elite list of officials after spending just one season in the Football League. He was 25 years old at the time, making him the youngest Premier League referee ever. On August 23, 2008, he oversaw his first Premier League match, a 1-1 tie between Blackburn Rovers and Hull City.

Attwell was added on December 20, 2008, to the global roster of referees for 2009. He returned to Premier League officiating in October 2014 and was added to the list of Select Group Referees in March of 2016.