Michael Oliver Obituary, Michael Oliver English professional football referee from Ashington has died
- by Alex Danvers
Michael Oliver Obituary, Death – Michael Oliver is an English professional football referee who was born on the 20th of February 1985 and hails from Ashington, which is located in Northumberland. The Northumberland Football Association is the one that represents his county.  The Premier League is where he spends the majority of his time as a referee, as he is a member of England’s Select Group of Referees. In 2012, he was awarded his FIFA badge, which permits him to referee big matches played on an international stage. Oliver has been given the responsibility of officiating the final match of the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup. In 2018, Oliver earned a spot in the UEFA Elite Group of Referees and was subsequently promoted.
Oliver was given his first refereeing job by his father, Clive, when he was just 14 years old. Oliver was born in Ashington, which is located in the county of Northumberland.  As a result of his rapid rise through the ranks, he was added to the National List of Referees in 2007. That same year, he served as a referee for the Conference National play-off Final, making him the youngest football official to ever work a game at Wembley Stadium. In addition, he had previously set records for being the youngest assistant referee in the Football League and the youngest referee in the Football League. He would also set records for becoming the youngest fourth official in the Premier League.
When Michael Oliver officiated the 2009 League One play-off final the day after his father Clive officiated the 2009 League Two play-off final, the Oliver family experienced a refereeing doubleheader like no other. Clive oversaw the 2009 League Two play-off final. When Oliver was chosen to officiate a Premier League match in January 2010, it was anticipated that he would become the youngest official in the history of the league. The match in question was between Fulham and Portsmouth.  The match, however, had to be rescheduled because of the inclement weather, and he will not be able to return to action until April because of an ankle injury.
In August of 2010, he was given the opportunity to become a member of the Select Group, and his first assignment was the match between Birmingham City and Blackburn Rovers. At the age of 25 years and 182 days, Oliver became the youngest referee in the history of the Premier League, beating the record previously held by Stuart Attwell. In 2013, Oliver was selected to serve as the fourth official for the League Cup final that was held at Wembley Stadium. In April of 2013, he officiated the FA Cup semi-final match between Wigan Athletic and Mill wall. As a result of his performance, he set a record for being the youngest official to ever oversee an FA Cup semi-final. After Wigan’s victory, they went on to compete against Manchester United in the FA Community Shield, which Oliver officiated as the fourth official. Wigan ultimately prevailed and won the FA Cup.
He officiated the FA Community Shield match between Arsenal and Manchester City in 2014, which was played at Wembley Stadium. Arsenal, who currently retain the FA Cup, won the match with a score of 3–0. Oliver served as a referee for three matches in the group stage of the 2016–17 UEFA Champions League, the first of which was played in September 2016 between Sporting CP and Legia Warsaw. Oliver officiated the second leg of the UEFA Champions League quarter-final match between Real Madrid and Juventus on April 11, 2018. The match was part of the 2017–18 competition. Because Real Madrid won the first leg of the match in Turin by a score of 3-0, it was necessary for Juventus to win the second leg by the same score in Madrid in order to force the game into extra time.
After a challenge by Medhi Benatia on Lucas Vázquez inside the penalty area in the 93rd minute, referee Oliver gave Real Madrid a penalty kick in injury time and cut Juventus’ lead to 3–0 at the moment. Oliver was surrounded by Juventus players, and Gianluigi Buffon, a veteran goalkeeper and captain for Juventus, was at the center of the confrontation, which resulted in him receiving a red card for verbal abuse. During the course of the encounter, Oliver gave a total of nine cautions. The second goalkeeper, Wojciech Szczny, had to be replaced due to an injury, and Cristiano Ronaldo scored the winning penalty kick in the 98th minute to give Real Madrid a 4–3 victory on aggregate and go to the semifinals.
Michael Oliver Obituary, Death – Michael Oliver is an English professional football referee who was born on the 20th of February 1985 and hails from Ashington, which is located in Northumberland. The Northumberland Football Association is the one that represents his county.  The Premier League is where he spends the majority of his time…