The Best Systems for Appointing Referees

  • Jaime Gil Lafuente


For many years, presidents and general managers of major football (soccer) clubs in Spain have been debating over how to assign referees for each match. When the responsible committee subjectively selected a referee, many people responsible for the “affected” teams had the right to complain about the always latent possibility that a certain amount of favoritism could occur for certain matches. While now, by using the famous “machine”1, the whims of randomness mean that certain matches that are considered important are not refereed by the most suitable referees.


Fuzzy Subset Fuzzy Relation Technical Level Responsible Committee Technical Speed 
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  • Jaime Gil Lafuente
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  1. 1.Universitat de BarcelonaSpain

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