Swiss Referee Massimo Busacca has been voted as the top international football official in the 2009 IFFHS list, garnering 225 criteria votes. Runner-up on the 2009 list is Italian Roberto Rosetti with 147 votes. He topped the list in 2008. Third is English referee Howard Webb with 52 criteria votes.
All three referees are in the final group for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa and are expected to officiate in the tournament that starts on 11 June.