Martin Atkinson

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Martin Atkinson
Atkinson in 2014
Born (1971-03-31) 31 March 1971 (age 52)
Drighlington, West Riding of Yorkshire.
Other occupation Teacher
Years League Role
1998–2000 England The Football League Assistant referee
2000—2003 England Premier League Assistant referee
2002–2003 England Football Conference Referee
2003—2005 England Football League Referee
2005–2022 England Premier League Referee
2006—2018 FIFA listed 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.