May 13, 2012

Pedro Proença in charge of 2012 UEFA Champions League Final

Pedro Proença Oliveira Alves Garcia from Lisbon, Portugal, has been appointed by UEFA to be in charge of this season's UEFA Champions League final between FC Bayern München and Chelsea London at Allianz Arena, München, Germany, on 19th May 2012.


He will be assisted by Bertino Miranda and Ricardo Santos as assistant referees, while Manuel de Sousa and Duarte Gomes will function as additional assistant referees along with José Tiago Trigo as reserve assistant referee. The fourth official comes from Spain: Carlos Velasco Carballo is his name.
UEFA Referee Committee member Vlado Sajn from Slovenia will observe and evaluate the team's performance.
  
The 41 year-old financial director from Portugal's capital has taken an immense development during the last years, its basis certainly was the quite successful participation in 2009 UEFA U21 EURO Sweden, where he oversaw three matches including a semifinal between Italy and the then winners Germany. 
His international milestones consist of last year's UEFA Champions League semifinal at Old Trafford between Manchester United and FC Schalke 04 as well as the fact that he joins, as the only Portuguese, the 2014 FIFA World Cup Prospective List of Referees.
He will also join the pending 2012 UEFA EURO Poland/Ukraine.

In the meantime, Proença has issued a statement saying that he was instructed by UEFA not to comment on yesterday's reports about his alleged final nomination.


More as soon as the announcement will have been made official.

source: Antena 1

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37 Comments:

  1. Yes!!!

    --» http://www.rtp.pt/noticias/index.php?article=553298&tm=45&layout=158&visual=49

    Very good.
    Pedro Proença was confirmed the decision of UEFA at te portuguese media. :D

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  2. Unfortunately no info about the rest of the team.

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  3. And a few moments ago I have seen one of the most dirty violent conducts ever in EPL. Barton must be suspended for life if you ask me.

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  4. Niclas the portuguese media say that full team was:

    Referee: Pedro Proença
    Assistant referee 1 --» Bertino Miranda
    Assistant referee 2 --» Ricardo Santos
    Additional referee 1 - Jorge de Sousa
    Additional referee 2 - Duarte Gomes
    4th Official - Olegário Benquerença or Nicolla Rizzoli (ITA)

    because Olegário was injured, and portuguese media say that Nicola Rizzoli was em begin the 4offical.

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  5. I guess the Fourth Official will be Nikola Rizzoli. Well, expected he was the no 1 choice from all of us and he got a deserved final.

    BTW Is there time for UEFA to change the appointment since Niklas has published it? A funny question of course!

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  6. I need a coffee after this EPL final o.O

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  7. Too easy to guess!
    Pedro Proença totally expected, but let me say that UEFA will be surely angry for this news leak. It's their use to officialize the appointed referee only 2 days prior to the match.


    PS I was watching Premier League and the crazy last minutes!
    What a win by City!

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  8. Niclas, I want to congratulate you and your blog, because this appointment was largely gussed here (not only by me) and so this means that we are doing an excellent work, based merely on UEFA referees performances.

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    1. Thanks, and I want to reverse that directly, I want to thank all you who have supported our work.

      The problem is: where is the leak? We know that the Portuguese federation is not that strict with the 48-hours-borderline, compare it to dfb, they did not say a word on Stark's appointment.

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  9. Aleckovic is doing well.

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    1. NED-GEO
      Referee: Ionut Marius Avram (ROU)
      Assistant Referees: Milovan Djukic (MNE), Haralds Gudermanis (LVA)
      4th: Mattias Gestranius (FIN)

      So now my final prediction remains:
      Kruzliak - Opland, Djukic - Avram

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    2. I already told you Referee Kruzliak ar1 Gudermanis ar2 Djukic 4th Gestranius observer Vassaras

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    3. Anonymous19/6/13 16:44

      I love Djukic.

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  11. I think that without this new UEFA policy about fourth official, the safe name for this final with Proença as main referee, would have been surely Benquerença.
    Anyway, to answer to Niclas, he hasn't retired.
    If you go to check his matches on weltfussbal, he is still refereeing in Primeira Liga. And probably he will be appointed for one of the next friendlies, in order to return on the pitch also as UEFA and FIFA referee.

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    1. I agree and it would not have been great that a WC has to retire due to injury. I was however not convinced by his performances either so that I doubt that he will have again chances to maintain his ELITE status (also because de Sousa creates pressure).
      Rizzoli is - according to some websites - the 4th official.

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    2. I'm not so convinced with Manuel de Sousa, I have seen several matches with him on the middle, he doesn't appear (of course, just my opinion) as a so promising referee and if I had to compare him with Benquerença, I would prefer far and away Olegario.

      De Sousa had often problems with assistants, but apart from that, I was really not convinced by him.

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    3. Yes, he had bad luck with his assistant referees. I have seen 4 international performances by him. Of course Schalke in the Arena, then a Russian team vs Palermo in 2010/11, Ajax-Real and of course also Hannover-Standard. I was happy with the first three performances (apart from Joao Santos' nightmare) and in Hannover, he had problems, that is right. However I am quite sure that he has potential.

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  12. Congratulations Mr Avram, you have successfully destroyed the match.

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    1. Care to share with us who don't watch the match?

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    2. Care to share with us who don't watch the match?

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  13. Reading on UEFA.com MatchCentre: a yellow card for a foul, then after only 1 minute later, the same player with another foul and immediatly second card.
    If Niclas can explain...

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  14. At first was the yellow card for a foul, then a yellow card for a running from the wall. BOTH CORRECT! Why did Niclas say that was destroying of the match, I don't know. That is typical stupidity by Chanturia...

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  15. niespodziewałem sie tej nominacji no cóż każdy kto jest sędzią elite może taki mecz dostać

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  16. http://www.record.xl.pt/Futebol/Internacional/liga_campeoes/interior.aspx?content_id=756666

    Pedro Proenca in remarks to reporters after a game played by him in the Liga Orangina.

    Basically can not talk about the appointment, but is almost taken for granted his trip to Germany.

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  17. Think Proenca is a good choice personally. He has been good for a while, and has certainly took advantage of Benquerenca's injury.

    On a side note, I have a couple of questions:

    1) Any idea who is going to the Toulon tournament?
    2) When do UEFA normally publish changes to referee categories??

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  18. 1) No, they are not officially revealed by now, last time, it took the official website much time as well to publish them, but there were then detailed info on the refs, too.

    2) I think someone mentioned the exact date a while ago, I think it should be at the end of May (?)

    Onto Avram's call, of course it is correct, have I said that it was not correct? What we have seen is however not refereeing in my opinion, naturally, nobody can blame Avram for a wrong decision (which I did not do), but there is a word in the German language called "Fingerspitzengefühl". There is no suitable translation for that, perhaps it is translated "tact" or "instinctive feeling". Where the hell is the need for the game to send a 17 year-old player off in a semifinal of a EURO which means a lot for Georgia at country, in the 17th minute after a yellow card immediately before this free kick. Another example for my impression that common sense is a foreign word in many parts of the rule book. There was another hard foul in the 2nd foul where a YC would have been appropiate, no card. So the objective spectator who does not know that much about refereeing must ask himself: "is breaking away from the wall 0,5 seconds too early worse than a hard foul in the midfield?"
    Do not misunderstand me, as always the comment above was written with too many emotions ;), it is not a plea against Avram, but for more common sense here. And Yun, not the player is stupid (or not he alone), the rule is stupid, too.

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    1. It's not 0,5 sec. It's breaking the wall by about 4-5 metres, so I think, I am sure, Avram hadn't another possibility. Foul was typical yellow, then... I didn't see any (!) referee who wouldn't give a yellow for breaking the wall. It's the same kind of rule like t-shirt removing. Whilst many of the laws can be interpretated, these two laws are always strictly punished by yellow cards. Repeat again, I don't see another possibility than second yellow and red. Player stupidity is because he didn't know the rules or he didn't care about that.

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    2. Yeah at this point you are certainly right. Nonetheless, the relations within the LotG are not really understandable sometimes, I do not see a real need to issue a yellow card for such infringements, just let repeat the free kick and that is enough, I would be glad if the IFAB would share my opinion.

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    3. Full agree, but we can't say such things, Avram destroyed that match. He just did his job to give a yellow for such cruel infrigement like breaking the wall, what is by the way fully required by FIFA... I am also an opponent of those laws, but referee must works on himself by compliancing of the laws. By the way, I don't like Avram style. I was very disappointed when I heard he is in that six. He is too meticulous, he whistles too much fouls in each match, but here he was absolutely without a choice.

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    4. I however think that his performance in GER FRA was quite good apart from the two penalty situations.

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  19. Proenca told reporters that he was instructed by UEFA not to comment on the reports saying that he would have been appointed...I like these statements as they say everything we wanted to know ;)

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  20. i think Niclas E you should delete the previous comment.Its totally unacceptable.

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  21. Right, I thought about it for 3 minutes before a potential delete but it certainly crosses a certain borderline by now.

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  22. Anonymous16/5/12 01:13

    How do you know if Proenca will be the ref of the final? UEFA appointment is top secret and only UEFA and the referee's team know about it, even national federation of the referees is not informed. This is very interesting case. I am looking forward what UEFA will decide...

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  23. I only provide the news, have sometimes own sources. In this case, I relied on the local newspapers. Even German newspapers which are very reliable have reported his nomination today. There is finally a leak in UEFA's system, no idea where it might be.

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