Meet the Referee – Chris Kavanagh

Each week we take a close look at the referee assigned to the Swans game and look at their previous record when officiating our beloved Swansea City.

This week’s spotlight for our man in the middle falls on Chris Kavanagh, who was appointed the referee for the Brentford v Swansea City Championship Play-Off Final on Saturday, 29 May 2021.

Chris Kavanagh
Referee Chris Kavanagh

Referee Chris Kavanagh was assisted by Dan Cook and Sian Massey-Ellis, with David Coote the 4th Official for the game. The reserve assistant referee is Neil Davies.

Name: Chris Kavanagh
DOB: 1985
Birthplace: Manchester
Interesting Fact:
Kavanagh started refereeing in the Football League during the 2014/15 before being promoted full-time to the Premier League group of referees for the 2017/18 season.

His first Premier League game was in April 2017 between West Bromwich Albion and Southampton.

This was only be the third time that Kavanagh has been referee for a Swansea City game.

Here are the all important facts and figures for each game that he has been a referee for a Swansea City game:

Home Team
Away Team
29-May-21Championship Play-Off FinalBrentford2:0Swans
Championship Play-Off Semi-Final 2nd Leg
FA Cup 3rd Round Replay
Wolverhampton Wanderers

In summary, Chris Kavanagh’s record for Swansea City games is as follows:

Home Games
P1 W1 D0 L0

Away Games
P2 W0 D0 L2

Overall Record
P3 W1 D0 L2

This referee has a Swans Love Factor of 33%

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