Monday, 22 July 2019

UEFA Referee Observers

Please find below the current list of UEFA Referee Observers, however it could be that for some countries it is not 100% updated with new observers. 


ALBANIA
1. Albano Janku
2. Sokol Jareci
3. Plarent Kotherja

ANDORRA
1. Salustià Chato Ciprés

ARMENIA
1. Gevorg Hovhannisyan
2. Karen Nalbandyan

AUSTRIA
1. Thomas Einwaller
2. Stefan Messner
3. Konrad Plautz
4. Robert Sedlacek
5. Fritz Stuchlik

AZERBAIJAN
1. Asim Xudiyev

BELARUS
1. Alieh Čykun

BELGIUM
1. Frank De Bleeckere
2. Guy Goethals
3. Michel Piraux
4. Joeri Van De Velde
5. Marcel Vanelshocht
6. Luc Wouters

BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
1. Rusmir Mrković
2. Elmir Pilav

BULGARIA
1. Kostadin Gerginov
2. Ichko Lozev
3. Georgi Yordanov

CROATIA
1. Draženko Kovačić
2. Dragutin Karlo Poljak
3. Igor Pristovnik
4. Vlado Svilokos
5. Miroslav Vitković
6. Domagoj Vučkov

CYPRUS
1. Michális Argyroú
2. Kóstas Kapitanís
3. Chrístos Nikolaḯdis

CZECH REPUBLIC
1. Michal Beneš
2. Karel Bohuněk
3. Václav Krondl
4. Miroslav Liba
5. Miroslav Tulinger
6. Jiří Ulrich
7. Karel Vidlák

DENMARK
1. Jan Carlsen
2. Jens Larsen
3. Jørn West Larsen
4. Kaj Østergaard

ENGLAND
1. Neale Barry
2. David Elleray
3. Peter Jones
4. Stephen Lodge
5. Michael Riley

ESTONIA
1. Are Habicht
2. Uno Tutk

FAROE ISLANDS
1. Niklas á Líðarenda
2. Lassin Isaksen

FINLAND
1. Jouni Hyytiä
2. Petteri Kari
3. Ilkka Koho
4. Jari Maisonlahti
5. Kaj Natri
6. Mika Peltola

FRANCE
1. Marc Batta
2. Laurent Duhamel
3. Fredy Fautrel
4. Pascal Garibian
5. Stéphane Lannoy
6. Bertrand Layec
7. Hervé Piccirillo

GEORGIA
1. Levan Paniashvili

GERMANY
1. Herbert Fandel
2. Helmut Fleischer
3. Lutz Michael Fröhlich
4. Peter Sippel
5. Edgar Steinborn
6. Eugen Strigel

GREECE
1. Geórgios Bíkas
2. Michaíl Koukoulákis
3. Stávros Tritsónis
4. Ioánnis Tsachilídis
5. Kýros Vasáras

HUNGARY
1. Attila Ábrahám
2. Sándor Piller
3. Ferenc Székely
4. Vencel Tóth
5. László Vágner

ICELAND
1. Þóroddur Hjaltalín
2. Kristinn Jakobsson
3. Guðmundur Ingi Jónsson
4. Eyjólfur Ólafsson
5. Gylfi Þór Orrason
6. Pjetur Sigurðsson

ISRAEL
1. Haim Jakov
2. Dan Koren
3. Shmuel Shteif
4. Alon Yefet

ITALY
1. Livio Bazzoli
2. Stefano Braschi
3. Pierluigi Collina
4. Antonio Damato
5. Luciano Luci
6. Domenico Messina
7. Marcello Nicchi
8. Roberto Rosetti
9. Matteo Simone Trefoloni
10. Alfredo Trentalange

KAZAKHSTAN
1. Pavel Saliy

LATVIA
1. Vadims Direktorenko
2. Andrejs Sipailo

LITHUANIA
1. Paulius Malžinskas
2. Sergejus Slyva

LUXEMBOURG
1. Alain Hamer
2. Jean Lemmer
3. Luc Wilmes

MALTA
1. Carmel Agius
2. Adrian Azzopardi
3. Kevin Azzopardi
4. Marco Borg
5. Gaetano De Gabriele

MOLDOVA
1. Vladimir Antonov
2. Igor Șațchii

MONTENEGRO
1. Goran Mihaljević

NETHERLANDS
1. Rien Koopman
2. Hans Reijgwart
3. René Temmink
4. Jaap Uilenberg
5. Jan Willem Wegereef

NORTH MACEDONIA
1. Emil Božinovski

NORTHERN IRELAND
1. John Ferry
2. Leslie Irvine
3. David Malcolm
4. Michael Thomas Ross
5. Alan Snoddy

NORWAY
1. Kjell Alseth
2. Terje Hauge
3. Rune Pedersen
4. Jon Eilif Skjervold

POLAND
1. Marcin Borski
2. Robert Małek
3. Tomasz Mikulski
4. Zbigniew Przesmycki

PORTUGAL
1. Lucílio Cardoso Cortez Baptista
2. Nuno Alexandre Parreira de Castro
3. António Manuel Almeida da Costa
4. João Francisco Lopes Ferreira
5. Vítor Manuel de Melo Pereira

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND
1. Edward Foley
2. Patrick Kelly
3. Gerard Perry
4. John Ward

ROMANIA
1. Patrițiu Abrudan
2. Augustus Viorel Constantin
3. Alexandru Deaconu
4. Nicolae Grigorescu

RUSSIA
1. Yuriy Baskakov
2. Aleksandr Gvardis
3. Nikolay Ivanov
4. Nikolay Levnikov
5. Aleksey Spirin
6. Sergey Zuyev

SAN MARINO
1. Stefano Podeschi

SCOTLAND
1. Iain Robertson Brines
2. Kenneth William Clark
3. Hugh Dallas
4. John Fleming
5. Alan Freeland
6. William Young

SERBIA
1. Dejan Filipović
2. Boško Jovanetić
3. Milan Karadžić
4. Zoran Petrović

SLOVAKIA
1. Ján Fašung
2. Ladislav Gádoši
3. Dušan Krchňák
4. Vladimír Medveď
5. Marián Ružbarský

SLOVENIA
1. Darko Čeferin
2. Drago Kos
3. Vladimir Šajn

SPAIN
1. Manuel Díaz Vega
2. David José Fernández Borbalán
3. Juan Antonio Fernández Marín
4. Bernardino González Vázquez
5. Manuel López Fernández
6. Luis Medina Cantalejo
7. Carlos Velasco Carballo

SWEDEN
1. Christer Fällström
2. Peter Fröjdfeldt
3. Martin Hansson
4. Martin Ingvarsson
5. Bo Karlsson
6. Morgan Norman
7. Markus Strömbergsson
8. Leif Sundell

SWITZERLAND
1. Sascha Amhof
2. Francesco Bianchi
3. Markus Nobs
4. Andreas Schluchter
5. Cyril Zimmermann

TURKEY
1. Muharrem Zihni Aksoy
2. Sabri Çelik
3. Orhan Erdemir
4. Erol Ersoy
5. Mehmet Murat Ilgaz
6. Oğuz Sarvan

UKRAINE
1. Vasyl Melnychuk
2. Volodymyr Petrov
3. Viktor Shvetsov

WALES
1. Raymond Ellingham
2. Rodger Gifford
3. Brian Lawlor
4. Mark Steven Whitby

28 comments:

  1. With my surprise, Rizzoli is not on this list. He was announced by AIA as new Italian UEFA observer, along with Damato (indeed, the latter is included). I will try to know more about that.
    Also, it seems as Italian association is the only one with observers who are never appointed (at least in recent times): Nicchi, Bazzoli and Braschi. With 8 observers, for sure Sweden can be proud as second country after Italy.
    With 8 observers, Sweden

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    1. Are those official lists? Therr is Patrick Kelly on the list, earlier Alain Kelly publishd on his twitter that his father Patrick is ending his career as UEFA observer last season. I earlier said I think Dragutin Poljak (CRO) is not longer on the list, based on the lists published by Croatian football federation that is true, Poljak is no longer on UEFA's list. Mejuto Gonzalez is missing, that comes as a surprise since he was considered as really important observer.

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    2. Mejuto González will be the new delegate of Getafe.

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    3. He will represent club Getafe CF or he will be a match delegate from region of Getafe?

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  2. Is Alan Snoddy reinstated by his organisation?

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    1. I am not sure but he is one of the most highly respected people in UEFA refereeing and incredibly his organisation appear not to support him. Now working as Referee Consultant in Latvia F F with success.

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  3. Hello chefren, concerning France, Stéphane Lannoy replaced Hervé Piccirillo on the list ;)

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  4. I don't think that Bazzoli, Braschi and Collina (form Italy) are in the Uefa observer list. On other hand Rizzoli and Damato have been officially announced.

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  5. Gaetano Degabriele (Malta) not in the list anymore.

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  6. Leif Sundell has also retired from observing both internationally and domestically. A great guy.

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  7. Thanks for your contributions, evidently the list is not still 100% updated for all countries.

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  8. Interesting to read that Iceland has six UEFA observers, more than for example England and the Netherlands.

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  9. In Poland Borski observe only third league...

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    1. I can guess the reason...

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    2. If I am not wrong, Messina is also observing Seria B. Question for Chefren since he is from Ialia :). Are UEFA observers appointed in Italian leagues, since I found nobody except Messina on observers lists? And it is quite strange that Messina is appointed for international matches but not for top Italian league. For example, in Croatia, observers are divided into four categories. Committee members and UEFA observers (only Svilokos and Vitkovic are classified as UEFA observers since Pristovnik, Kovacic and Vuckov are members of Commitee) and they observe First and Second Legaue. And there are two divided groups of observers, one observing First League, other Second League.

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    3. About Messina, he was head of serie A referees until two seasons ago (before Rizzoli's appointment), after that he decided to become observer in serie B because he didn't want to influence the work of the new head. It was his personal choice, of course he could have joined serie A panel as observer, but he made this choice. I don't know him, but I think he is a very discreet person.
      Bazzoli was observer in serie A until 2017/18 season but then he had to retire from the list because he reached the maximum period allowed by rules. In past, he had been also serie A committee's member.
      Stefano Braschi has been serie A referees head until 2014, now he doesn't have any active role.
      Luciano Luci works for Ukrainian federation and he is not in Italy.
      Marcello Nicchi is AIA president.
      Matteo Trefoloni is head of serie D (fourth division) referees.
      Trentalange is at the head of AIA technical department, with a special focus on LotG.
      So, a answer to your question is that basically there can't be always the same observers in a panel, and so who already did that, are out. But then, also the fact that there are many committee in Italy if compared to other countries, for example Damato (I didn't mention him so far) has been just appointed as head of serie C (third division) referees.
      There is a big variety of roles inside the association.

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    4. Thanks for the answer. So basicaly, roles are equaly distributed in Italyy if you are in some of the committees, you probably won't have any other duties. That is actually good thing, you have enough time to do your best on position you are appointed. Anybody could explain me the situation with observers in Germany, any other name than UEFA observers we all know? And is there any news on Stark, will he continue as VAR next season, all is off the list after the 'susspension' last season?

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    5. Stark is not on the VAR list anymore. He does coaching now - responsible for the 3rd Division IIRC.
      Observers in Germany are a big secret, no official lists and no public appointments.

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    6. Thank you Philipp S for your answer. Quite strange but also interesting situation with observers in Germany. I have no idea what would be a reason for such secrecy by DFB.

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  10. I believe Rodger Gifford reached 70 years and has retired from UEFA

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    1. I also believe this to be true. He has travelled to every country under the UEFA banner as an observer.

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  11. As for the Czech observers, last year the new committee (chairman is former player) together with REF commitee member Damková kicked out Krondl last year and Ulrich this year and replaced them by "good old boys" Benes and Vidlak.

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    1. Why Czech REFCOMM is so harsh against their referees? No protection, public criticism, demotions, broken careers, etc. Or do the refs actually perform so bad?

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  12. I guess Díaz Vega is out from Spain?

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