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Martin Atkinson
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Atkinson in 2014
Full name Martin Atkinson
Born 31 March 1971 (1971-03-31) (age 50)
Drighlington, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
Other occupation Teacher
Years League Role
1998–2000 Football League Assistant referee
2000–2003 Premier League Assistant referee
2002–2003 Football Conference Referee
2003–2005 Football League Referee
2005– Premier League Referee
Years League Role
2006–2018 FIFA listed Referee

Martin Atkinson (born 31 March 1971) is an English professional football referee who officiates primarily in the Premier League. 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 to 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, Football League Cup, FA Cup and UEFA Europa League.

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