Local football community mourns Stagno Navarra

Sunday, June 20, 2010, 23:40

Richard Stagno Navarra

Richard Stagno Navarra, Member of the Referees Board and Referees Match Inspector, passed away suddenly after attending the MFRA AGM held yesterday afternoon at the age of 66.

Richard was a Referee on the FIFA panel in the sixties and remained ever active in refereeing circles on the administrative and media side.

He performed duties as General Manager in the early year of the National Stadium at Ta’ Qali in the early eighties.

A popular journalist in his own right, Richard served as PRO of the Association in the mid-nineties. 

Mass ‘praesente cadavere’ will be said on Tuesday 22nd June at the Balzan Parish Church at 8.30am.


  1. I knew Richard since 1966 when I qualiified as a referee. He was a very friendly and down-to-earth person. I also remember him as a match inspector and when I ever met him and asked him a questtion about the Laws of the Game he was always ready to answer my question and explaain very clearly my query and doubt and also explain to me the correct interpretation. May he rest inpeace.


  2. Luke Portelli says:

    May you rest in peace Mr Stagno Navarra…..grazzi tal-pariri siewja li ghaddejt lilna involuti fis-settur tar-refereeing. Dejjem f’qalbna u f’mohhna.


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