Meet the referee: Manchester United v Boro

Last updated : 01 May 2006 By Reggie Holdsworth
Chris Foy (Merseyside)
b. 20/11/1962

Mr Foy has been refereeing at the top level since 1996 when he was appointed to the Football League List. He was promoted to the Premier League list in 2001.

He takes charge of his fourth Boro game this season, the first being the 1-1 draw with Portsmouth at the Riverside back in October, the second being the FA Cup 4th round tie at Coventry and the last was the 3-2 defeat at Blackburn in March.

Last season he flashed the yellow card on 53 occasions and the red card only once in 28 games. To date this season he has booked 96 players and sent off 10 in 40 games.