Mark Clattenburg has waved goodbye to the Premier League
Clattenburg has become one of England's most-recognised referees and has overseen major games since his promotion to the Premier League in 2004.
The 41-year-old has officiated some of the biggest games in world football over the past few years.
Last year he refereed the FA Cup, Champions League and Euro 2016 finals.
He also took charge of the men's final at London 2012.
The Professional Game Match Officials Limited has issued the following statement about Mark Clattenburg's move to Saudi Arabia pic.twitter.com/U9vAUWIyo3
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Clattenburg is one of the Premier League's top refs
A Premier League statement read: "The Professional Game Match Officials Limited would like to wish Mark Clattenburg well as he prepares for his move to the Saudi Arabian Football Federation.
"Since joining the PGMO Select Group in 2004, Mark developed into one our top officials, refereeing at the highest level and setting standards for others to follow."
"His accomplishments are numerous and last season Mark achieved a memorable treble. On top of another consistently excellent season in the Premier League, he officiated in three major cup finals – the FA Cup, the Champions League and Euro 2016.
"Mark is a talented referee, he has been a great asset to the English game and hopefully an inspiration to those who want to get into refereeing. We understand this is an exciting opportunity for Mark as well as further underlining what high esteem English match officials are held throughout the world game."
Clattenburg refereed the Euro 2016 final
Clattenburg was also in charge of last season's FA Cup final
Clattenburg was 25 when he took charge of his first Football League game in 2000.
In October 2014, he was dropped from refereeing over two breaches of protocol – one being a phone call with then-Crystal Palace boss Neil Warnock, before leaving a ground alone to drive to an Ed Sheeran concert.
Only last week was it revealed that the ref apologised to Hull's players after their 2-0 defeat to Arsenal for not spotting Alexis Sanchez's handball for the opening goal.