31 March 1971|
Drighlington, West Riding of Yorkshire.
|1998–2000||The Football League||Assistant referee|
|2000—2003||Premier League||Assistant referee|
Martin Atkinson (born 31 March 1971) is a retired English professional football referee who officiated primarily in the Premier League. He is also a school teacher and a supporter for Premier League club Leeds United. He is a member of the West Riding County Football Association.
Atkinson made his first appearance as an official in the Football League as an assistant referee in 1995. Since he was promoted so the list of Select Group Referees in 2005, he has refereed a number of notable matches, including the FA Community Shield and the finals of the FA Trophy, EFL Cup, and the UEFA Europa League.