• There are 20 referees who could be in charge of Premier League matches in 2023/24

  • Officials for the top flight of English football are selected by the Professional Game Match Officials Limited

  • Read below for information on all of the Premier League referees in 2023/24 season


The list of Premier League referees for 2023-24 is led by names most fans will recognise.

Andre Marriner’s retirement at the end of the last season saw a couple of new referees added to the group, however, and others will be hoping to receive more Premier League assignments in 2023-24 than they have in prior campaigns.

The track record of referees is something to bear in mind when making Premier League predictions.

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While we don’t want officiating to swing Premier League outright odds, there’s no denying that referees can have a huge impact on the outcome of matches. 

List Of Premier League Refs 2023/24:

  1. Tim Robinson
  2. Darren Bond
  3. Anthony Taylor
  4. Paul Tierney
  5. Simon Hooper
  6. Stuart Attwell
  7. Michael Oliver
  8. Andy Madley
  9. Robert Jones
  10. Peter Bankes
  11. Craig Pawson
  12. Jarred Gillett
  13. Darren England
  14. Michael Salisbury
  15. John Brooks
  16. Tony Harrington
  17. David Coote
  18. Graham Scott
  19. Tom Bramall
  20. Chris Kavanagh

A lot of fans will have referees they prefer, including some they have particular gripes with after poor decisions against their teams.

The best referees are rarely in the headlines, though, and these officials will all be hoping for a controversy-free season in 2023-24… 

Tim Robinson

After taking charge of his first Premier League match back in 2018-19, Tim Robinson was named as one of two replacements for Andre Marriner in the build-up to the 2022-23 campaign.

Robinson refereed only two Premier League fixtures last season, showing nine yellow cards in the process.

Darren Bond

Darren Bond was named to the EFL Referee List in 2012. Alongside Robinson, Bond was the second of two referees added to the Premier League group after Marinner’s retirement.

Bond refereed four matches in 2022-23, showing 16 yellows and a lone red. 

Anthony Taylor

One of the highest-paid Premier League referees, Anthony Taylor has long been regarded among the Premier League’s best officials.

In 2020, Taylor became the first referee in over a century to referee multiple FA Cup finals. 

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FIFA listed since 2013, the Wythenshawe native has frequently represented the Premier League on the international stage through the Champions League, Super Cup and other major tournaments. 

Paul Tierney

Paul Tierney was first seen in the Premier League in 2014, and has become one of the most trusted officials. 

He has multiple Wembley appearances to his name, including the 2023 FA Cup final between Manchester City and Manchester United. 

Simon Hooper

Keith Hackett isn’t too impressed with Simon Hooper, but Hooper is still set to officiate in the topflight in 2023-24. 

Only Paul Tierney, Anthony Taylor and Michael Oliver appeared in more Premier League matches than Hooper in 2022-23. 

Stuart Attwell

Stuart Attwell made history when he broke onto the Premier League scene, becoming the youngest referee in the competition’s history.

A return to the EFL followed, but Attwell was back in the topflight a few years later. He has refereed 27 or more matches in each of the last seven Premier League campaigns. 

Michael Oliver

Already cemented among the best Premier League referees of all-time, Michael Oliver’s calm, confident manner helps to command authority from players and managers. 

Oliver has been a FIFA referee for over a decade, and became part of the UEFA Elite group in 2018.

Alongside 30 Premier League appearances last season, he also took charge of the 2022 UEFA Super Cup. 

Andy Madley

Quickly ascending to the Premier League, Andy Madley first oversaw a topflight match in 2018.

He became a member of the primary group for 2019-20 and has been FIFA listed since 2019. Andy’s brother Robert is a former Premier League referee. 

Robert Jones

Robert Jones was a Premier League regular in 2022-23, and is expected to continue with a similar workload in 2023-24. 

Of referees to take charge of more than two matches last season, only three showed more yellows per game than Jones. 

Peter Bankes

Since moving into Select Group 1 ahead of 2019-20, Peter Bankes has primarily been a Premier League referee.

He was in charge of six Championship matches last season, however, along with 21 Premier League fixtures.

It has been suggested that Bankes performs better in the second tier than he does in the Premier League. 

Craig Pawson

Involved in several cup finals as a fourth official, Craig Pawson has been a FIFA Listed referee since 2015. 

Perhaps Pawson’s biggest moment in the spotlight was the controversial playoff semi-final between Leeds and Derby in 2019. 

Jarred Gillett

In 17 Premier League matches last season, Jarred Gillett awarded the fewest fouls per fixture.

Gillett is the first Australian to referee in the Premier League – he was named A-League Referee of the Year five times during the 2010s.

He moved to England for the 2019-20 season and became a full-time Premier League referee in 2021-22. 

Darren England

Having been a Premier League assistant between 2012 and 2015, Darren England became part of Select Group 2 in 2017. In 2021, he was added to the list of FIFA International Match Officials.

In 2022-23, England gave 0.67 fouls per tackle, which was the fifth-most among referees to take charge of more than eight matches. 

Michael Salisbury

Michael Salisbury is a relatively new face for Premier League fans, having been added to the group ahead of the 2021-22 season. Salisbury oversaw the 2020 League Two Playoff final.

After taking charge of 15 league games in 2022-23, Salisbury will be hoping for more Premier League referee appointments in 2023-24.

John Brooks

Named to the Premier League group for 2021-22, John Brooks refereed his first Premier League match in December 2021.

Brooks made a pair of controversial calls in 2022-23, mistakenly ruling out a goal for offside due to a VAR mistake and booking Tyrone Mings for a kick on Jordan Henderson. 

Tony Harrington

Promoted to Select Group 1 before the 2021-22 season, Tony Harrington refereed just six Premier League matches in 2022-23 and it is hard to base any football prediction on his record.

David Coote

Beginning his refereeing career as a teenager, David Coote impressed during his time in the Football League, and oversaw the 2014 League One Playoff final.

Coote has generally been a solid referee since his first Premier League assignment in 2018. He was awarded the 2023 EFL Cup final. 

Graham Scott

It has been an up and down career for Graham Scott. After being added to the Premier League roster, there were efforts to demote him, but Scott has clung on.

His number of Premier League assignments has fluctuated, with just six matches in 2022-23. 

Tom Bramall

A former Maths teacher, Tom Bramall was assigned eight Premier League matches in 2022-23.

His 24.38 fouls per match is the most of any referee to take charge of more than two matches.

Chris Kavanagh

FIFA Listed since 2019 and part of the Select Group since 2017, Chris Kavanagh was assigned 13 Premier League matches last season.

Kavanagh refereed the 2021 Championship Playoff final. Along with his Premier League duties, he also took charge of Europa League and Nations League fixtures in 2022-23.


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