The best referee in the world, Mark Clattenburg, was spotted at La Sala Chigwell last Saturday, 11th March, for his and his wife’s birthday dinner.

They enjoyed La Sala’s signature Chateaubriand accompanied by a bottle of Laurent Perrier Rosé. The referee was very complimentary about La Sala Chigwell and also spoke about how much he had enjoyed visiting La Sala by the Sea in Marbella, Spain last year. He also kindly posed for some photos with the fans, before heading home.

On Sunday Mark attended La Sala’s 5-a-side Charity Football tournament that raised a total of £1500 to CRY, which is a charity that promotes and develops heart screening programmes and funds medical research.

Clattenburg had the memorable honour of being the only referee in the world to have refereed 3 major finals, FA cup final, Champions league and Euro 2106 final in one season and he was voted as the Best Referee 2016 by every FIFA panel in the World. He is currently Head of Refereeing for the Saudi Arabian Football Federation.

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