European Club Association (ECA) included Ravshan Irmatov into the list of contenders for the title of the best referee of the year, according to the website of the organization.
The Globe Soccer Awards ceremony will take place in ten categories, and will be held on December 27-28 in the UAE. Apart from Irmatov, there are five applicants. The list also includes Cuneyt Cakir (Turkey), Wilmar Roldan (Colombia), Joel Aguilar (El Salvador), Bakary Papa Gassama (Gambia) and Norbert Hauata (Tahiti).
From 2008 to 2011, Irmatov was named as the best referee of Asia, thus becoming the first referee, received four times in a row this award in the history of the AFC. In 2013, he entered the top ten of the best football referees in the world by the International Federation of Football History and Statistics.