Mateu will put an end to today, in what will be the last day of LaLiga Santander 2022/23, and who will direct the duel between Mallorca and Rayo Vallecano
Mateu Lahoz was given the opportunity to also direct renowned international competitions
The Valencian collegiate, Mateu Lahozwill say goodbye to Spanish refereeing directing the match between Mallorca and Rayo Vallecano, a match that will put an end to more than 20 years of career arbitral.
Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz, born on March 12, 1977 in Algimia de Alfara (Valencia), is a Renowned Spanish referee who began his career in the First Division at the beginning of the 2007/2008 season, after spending four seasons directing in the Second Division. Like any story, it always has an end and Mateu will put an end to it today, in what will be the last day of LaLiga Santander 2022/23, and that he will direct the duel between Mallorca and Rayo Vallecano.
During his time in the Spanish First Division, the Valencian referee He is the third referee with the most matches in the Spanish top flight, with 287 matches directedbehind of Iturralde González, with 291 matchesand of Undiano Mallenco, with 348. In other divisions, Mateu’s figures are 7 games in Third Division (1999-02), 24 in Second Division B (2002-04) and 86 matches in Second Division (2004-08).
In addition, Mateu Lahoz was provided with the opportunity to also direct renowned international competitionssuch as the World Cup, Euro Cup, Champions League, Olympic Games, Europa League and the Nations League.
In the Champions League he was in charge of arbitrating the final of the highest European club competition in 2021between Chelsea and Manchester City. And he participated in the 2018 World Cups in Russia, with Denmark-Australia and Iceland-Croatia and Qatar 2022, with Qatar-Senegal, Iran-USA and Yel already famous Netherlands-Argentina.
The recognition is such that he was honored with the Guruceta Trophy, which awarded Mateu as the best referee in the years 2011 and 2014.