Ben Williams, one of Australia's most highly respected international referees of all time, was inducted into the Capital Football Hall of Fame in 2019.
The Canberra local, who began his refereeing career as a 15-year-old in Kambah, went on to become the first Australian referee to officiate at a knockout match at a FIFA World Cup.
Williams spent 22 years on the national panels and 12 years as a FIFA referee, officiating 161 Hyundai A-League matches and 24 NSL matches throughout his career.
His list of honours includes being named the 2013 AFC Referee of the Year and National Soccer League 2002 Assistant Referee of the Year, officiating at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, 2013 FIFA U20 World Cup, 2012 London Olympics, 2011 and 2015 AFC Asian Cups as well as the 2012 Asian Champions League Final.
In 2016, Williams announced his retirement from refereeing. In 2019, William’s impressive achievements were acknowledged and he was inducted into Capital Football’s Hall of Fame.