USSF National Assessor Referee Instructor, Retired FIFA Referee, John O. Best Award, Eddie Pearson Award and Cal South Hall of Fame Member.
"Defining Moments In a Referee's Life" is celebrated referee Toros Kibritjian's second book about refereeing. In it, Kibritjian talks about the life of referees and coaches in general and dealing with unacceptable behaviors on the sideline. It covers 55 years of his referee career, including great events in US Soccer. Toros offers insight into the flow of the game and what it is like to climb the ladder of officiating.
Toros Kibritjian is an Armenian from Syria who came to the USA in the 50s, he was a referee for the NASL from 1968 to 1984, and for FIFA from 1968 to 1983. He is a National USSF Referee Assessor and Instructor, a retired FIFA referee and has won the John O. Best and Eddie Pearson Awards. Kibritjian, is now the Director of the Youth Referee development Program Committee for Cal South and is a Cal South Hall of Fame member
The importance of having a name like Toros, the absolute and authentic performance. Not anyone to be able to steal the show from him, an extraordinary performance. Not an error, applying the law flawlessly at the "La Flor Blanca" stadium and conducting the game with concerting authority; assisted on the lines by linesmen Disalvatore and Schott. Mr. Toros Kibritjian confirmed to be the best referee in North American and one of the best prepared. He whistled like a "lord". Without making any mistakes. Inspired confidence. Invited them to play; being an example at all aspects. - Guatemala, 11 Dicembre De 1972