Victor Gomes one of the best referees in Africa

Victor Gomes is one of the best referees in South Africa and on the African continent. Referees are one of the most important people in the game of football - without them, the laws of football cannot be enforced. He has refereed the game of football with distinction in his career that begun in 2008. He is not only a referee on the African continent but also an international referee since 2011.

Important Facts

Full Name: Victor Miguel de Freitas Gomes
Date of Birth: 15 December 1982, in Johannesburg
Number of International Games Refereed:   2 
Total Number of Games Refereed:  269 
Awards: PSL Referee of the Season in 2012–13
               PSL Referee of the Season in 2017–18


Victor Gomes is perceived as releasing red cards and penalties recklessly by football pundits and coaches. In 2014, he awarded 5 penalties in a game - Mamelodi Sundowns versus Ajax Cape Town. Sundown was given 3 penalties and Ajax Cape Town 2 penalties. He matched referee Kelvin Morton's record, who awarded 5 penalties in the First Division in 1989.


Victor Gomes is not shy of giving penalties and he has given 96 in total. 

Red Cards

In total, Victor Gomes has awarded 71 red cards - 41 straight red cards and 30 reds cards awarded from receiving 2 yellow cards.

Yellow Cards

One of the best referees in the PSL has awarded 886 yellow cards in 269 games. An average of 3 yellow cards a game.

Victor Gomes 71 red cards


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