Kevin Friend Capital One Cup Final Referee

Published on 21 February, 2013 
By: Mark Williams

Sunday 24th February 2013

Capital One Cup final



kevin friend

Personal information
Year of birth 1971
County FA Leicestershire & Rutland FA
First Premier League Match 20 September 2009: Wolverhampton Wanderers v Fulham


Leicester-based Kevin Friend has been a member of the Select Group of referees since the 2009/10 season, after a successful career outside of the top flight.

Friend took up refereeing as a 14-year-old and plied his trade in local football and Midlands leagues before he started to progress through the Football League pyramid. Prior to his appearance in the Premier League, he was regularly officiating in the Championship.

Alongside numerous high profile Premier League appointments, Friend’s most notable honour so far came when he took charge of the 2012 FA Community Shield between Manchester City and Chelsea.



Assistant referees: Stuart Burt and Scott Ledger

Fourth Official Michael Oliver

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