Top 10 All-Time Greatest Referees in History (Football)

by Toqui Tahmid | Posted on Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 | 0

PIERLUIGI COLLINA

  1. Name :  PIERLUIGI COLLINA

Country            : Italy

League             : Serie A (1991 – 2005)

FIFA Listed      : 1995-2005

Pierluigi Collina is the 6 tikes IFFHS’ World’s Best Referee of the Year title holder. He was won his first title of this at 1998 and last was at 2003. And 7 times Serie A Referee of the Year. First was at 1997 and last at 2005. He is in the Italian Hall of fame at 2011.

  1. Name : MARKUS MERK

Country            : Germany

League             : DFB

FIFA Listed      : 2000

Markus Merk was the DFB German Referee of the Year at 6 times. First was at 1995 and last was at 2005. Mark have also refereed at 1997 UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup Final, 2003 UEFA Champions League Final and 2002 FIFA World Cup.

  1. Name : HOWARD WEBB

Country            : England

League             : English Premier League

FIFA Listed      : 2005 – 2014

Howard Webb started his referring career at 1993 this England born referee was a Premier League referee and FIFA listed since 2005 to 2014. In his career referred 534 games and his had shown 1,694 Yellow card and 68 red card.

  1. Name :Kim Milton Nielsen

Country            : Denmark

League             : DBU (1975 – 2006)

FIFA Listed      : 1988 – 2005

Kim Milton Nielsenhave 154 international matches and 53 UEFA Champions league games referring in his career, including 3 UEFA Champion League finals, first was at 2003, 2nd at 2004 and last at 2005 UEFA Champions League.

  1. Name :Sandor Puhl

Country            : Hungary

League             : NB I (1984 – 2000)

FIFA Listed      : 1988 – 2000

Title                  : IFFHS’ World’s Best Referee title winner(1994 – 1997)

59 years of age Hungarian football referee Sandor Puhl was started his referring career at 1984. His league was NB I at Hungary. This FIFA listed referee got retired at 2000, he have 1994 World Cup Final referring and 4 consecutive times IFFHS’ World’s Best Referee title winner since 1994 to 1997.

  1. Name :Peter Mikkelsen

Country            : Denmark

League             : Danish Superliga (1985 – 1998)

FIFA Listed      :1985–1996

Danish Super League referee have 5 World Cup match referring in 2 world cup in 1990 and 1994. FIFA listed referee have also 2 UEFA European Championship referring at 1992 and 1996.

  1. Name :Michel Vautrot

Country            : France

League             : France First Division

FIFA Listed      :1975–1990

3 consecutive times European cup finals referees Michel Vautrot was the FIFA listed referee since 1975 to 1990.Vautrot was also 1988 Euro Football’s Final Match referees. Michel was supervising 3 world cup matches in 2 world cup and also the final match at FIFA Club world cup of 1983.

  1. Name :Pedro Proença

Country            : Portugal

League             : Portuguese Liga (1998–20150)

FIFA Listed      :2003–2015

44 years of age Portuguese referees was supervising 2012 UEFA Champions League Final matches and European Football Championship at 2012 as the first Portuguese referee.     This great Portuguese referee take retired from referring at 22nd January 2015.

  1. Name :Oscar Ruiz

Country            : Colombia

FIFA Listed      :1995–2011

Colombian former referee have 3 consecutive world cup surveying since 2002 to 2010. Oscar Ruiz made his international dabue at 12th July 1995 between match of Paraguay vs. Venezuela

  1. Name :Frank De Bleeckere

Country            : Belgium

League             : Jupiler League (1994–2012)

FIFA Listed      : 1998–2012

Frank De Bleeckere had officiated 7 FIFA world Cup in 2 appearances in 2006 and 2010. Have 47 UEFQA Champions league in his career. Shown 164 yellow card at his 47 champion’s league appearances and 34 yellow card in his 7 world cup matches.

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