Almost six years under the critic magnifying glass of fans, players and media have made De Burgos Bengoetxea one of Spanish LaLiga’s steel referees. The Basque official is one of the most popular faces of Spanish’s refereeing, making himself a place in the First Division of the country and in international competitions based on hard work and effort. Besides, he has become with the appearance of VAR in one of the referees most linked to this new system. A cocktail of attributes that made him worthy of an important place in Spanish’s football panorama.
Ricardo De Burgos Bengoetxea was born in Bilbao, Basque Country, on March 29, 1986. His life has always been linked to refereeing, as he is the son of the also referee Ernesto Burgos Nuñez, who refereed in Spanish’s First Division between 1976 and 1982 a total of 69 matches. Having such an example like his father, no wonder that soon he would share his passion and decide to dedicate to refereeing.