According to our readers who voted on guessthereferee.com, Ivan Kružliak from Slovakia is the most promising next Elite referee of 2018 with 149 points.
The 34 years has been monitored for a long time by committee, and now, according to our readers, he seems to be ready for the big jump to Elite category. In his recent games, he has always shown good or at least expected level performances. His 2018-19 season has started with 3 CL assignments, the last one under the eyes of Marc Batta. Promotion to Elite category could follow on next update.
Second placed is Slavko Vinčić from Slovenia with 126 points. He has officiated 5 CL group stage games in recent seasons and he seems to be in a good path, having the chance to reach his countryman Skomina in Elite Category.
To follow, we have Aleksey Kulbakov from Belarus with 98 points. The Category 1 from Belarus, differently from other "contenders" for a promotion, has made his CL group stage debut in 2014, and therefore he has already a certain experience in this competition (10 games). At moment, it seems as he is not still ready for the big step according to committee, but he stays for sure as very strong candidate.
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