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Bobby Madden to leave Scottish football and referee in England

Madden leaves the Scottish FA after officiating in over 1000 games.

Referee Bobby Madden to leave Scottish football after 20 years as an official SNS Group
Madden is to work for the FA in England after relocating.

Referee Bobby Madden has resigned from the Scottish FA to move to England, where he will continue as a match official.

The official is moving south for professional reasons and will register to work with the Football Association.

Madden leaves Scottish football having been appointed to more than 1000 games, including numerous cup finals and high-profile league matches.

The 43-year-old has been a FIFA official for the last 12 years and has become a well known figure in the game.

The Scottish FA wished Madden all the best for the rest of his career and thanked him for his endeavours, with Madden saying he was grateful for his time working for the governing body.

“I would like to thank the Scottish FA for their support over the years – from my first match as a young referee to various derby matches and international appointments,” he said.

“It’s been some journey in that time, from Scottish Cup finals to refereeing and training during a pandemic, but the time is right for me for a number of reasons to relocate and as a result I’m grateful for the opportunity with the FA.”