June 28, 2013

UEFA Referee Categories - 2013/14 (I)

UEFA Referee Committee have decided to promote Serbian Milorad Mažić to the highest referee category, the Elite Group of referees. The Balcan match official has repeatedly convinced with very good performances in the past Champions League and Europa League campaign and was additionally listed as prospective referee for 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Milorad Mažić of Serbia is now an Elite referee (c) inserbia.info

Furthermore Slovenian Matej Jug and Russian Sergei Karasev have moved up to Elite Development. Karasev convinced in multiple Champions and Europa League matches during the past season and has showed a great progress. 1980 born Matej Jug was able to convince during the past UEFA seasons and also at this month's UEFA Under-21 European Championship where he also performed very well in the final match between Italy and Spain.
Peter Rasmussen of Denmark has left Elite Development due to his voluntary retirement from international refereeing. There are no further demotions from the highest two categories to First Group.
In the lower categories, Greek Anastassios Sidiropoulos has been promoted from Second Group to First Group, while Northern Ireland's Mark Courtney has been demoted to Second Group.
Scottish John Beaton and Stephan Klossner of Switzerland have been promoted to Second Group; Beaton's countryman Euan Norris has however been relegated to Third Group - his second relegation within 6 months.

The complete list

Elite Group:
 
Martin Atkinson (ENG), Olegário Benquerenca (POR), Felix Brych (GER), Cüneyt Cakir (TUR), Mark Clattenburg (ENG), William Collum (SCO), Jonas Eriksson (SWE), Viktor Kassai (HUN), Pavel Královec (CZE), Björn Kuipers (NED), Stéphane Lannoy (FRA), Milorad Mažić (SRB), Svein Oddvar Moen (NOR), Pedro Proenca (POR), Nicola Rizzoli (ITA), Gianluca Rocchi (ITA), Damir Skomina (SVN), Wolfgang Stark (GER), Paolo Tagliavento (ITA), Craig Thomson (SCO), Alberto Undiano (ESP), Carlos Velasco Carballo (ESP), Howard Webb (ENG)

Elite Development Group:
Firat Aydinus (TUR), Deniz Aytekin (GER), Ivan Bebek (CRO), David Fernández Borbalán (ESP), Antony Gautier (FRA), Manuel Gräfe (GER), Tom Harald Hagen (NOR), Ovidiu Alin Hategan (ROU), Matej Jug (SVN), Sergei Karasev (RUS),  Bas Nijhuis (NED), Daniele Orsato (ITA), Aleksandar Stavrev (MKD), Marijo Strahonja (CRO), István Vad (HUN)

First Group:
Pavel Balaj (ROU), Luca Banti (ITA), Vladislav Bezborodov (RUS), Kevin Blom (NED), Serhiy Boiko (UKR), Marcin Borski (POL), Tony Chapron (FRA), Carlos Clos Gómez (ESP), Antonio Damato (ITA), Mike Dean (ENG), Simon Evans (WAL), Fredy Fautrel (FRA), Pawel Gil (POL), Hüseyin Göcek (TUR), Duarte Gomes (POR), Serge Gumienny (BEL), Martin Hansson (SWE), Kristinn Jakobsson (ISL), Stefan Johannesson (SWE), Hannes Kaasik (EST), Anastassios Kakos (GRE), Alan Kelly (IRL), Sascha Kever (SUI), Michael Koukoulakis (GRE), Libor Kovarik (CZE), Ivan Kruzliak (SVK), Aleksei Kulbakov (BLR), Liran Liany (ISR), Robert Madden (SCO), Danny Makkelie (NED), Szymon Marciniak (POL), Andre Marriner (ENG), Antonio Mateu Lahoz (ESP), Gediminas Mazeika (LTU), Florian Meyer (GER), Aleksei Nikolaev (RUS), Michael Oliver (ENG), Robert Schörgenhofer (AUT), Anastassios Sidiropoulos (GRE), Jorge Sousa (POR), Daniel Stalhammar (SWE), Stephan Studer (SUI), Fernando Teixeira Vitienes (ESP), Stanislav Todorov (BUL), Leontios Trattou (CYP), Alexandru Tudor (ROU), Clément Turpin (FRA), Pol van Boekel (NED), Alon Yefet (ISR), Bülent Yildirim (TUR), Felix Zwayer (GER)

Second Group:
Emir Aleckovic (BIH), Sandor Andó-Szabó (HUN), Ievgenii Aranovski (UKR), Ionut Marius Avram (ROU), John Beaton (SCO), Alain Bieri (SUI), Tamás Bognar (HUN), Marco Borg (MLT), Ruddy Buquet (FRA), Kevin Clancy (SCO), Mark Courtney (NIR), Andrea de Marco (ITA), Carlos Del Cerro Grande (ESP), Sébastien Delferiere (BEL), Oleksandr Derdo (UKR), Christian Dingert (GER), Neil Doyle (IRL), Oliver Drachta (AUT), Laurent Duhamel (FRA), Nerijus Dunauskas (LTU), René Eisner (AUT), Said Ennjimi (FRA), Aleksei Eskov (RUS), Javier Estrada Fernández (ESP), Mihaly Fabian (HUN), Marco Fritz (GER), Mattias Gestranius (FIN), Vlado Glodjovic (SRB), Serdar Gözübüyük (NED), Eli Hacmon (ISR), Kenn Hansen (DEN), Arnold Hunter (NIR), Ken Henry Johnsen (NOR), Jakob Kehlet (DEN), Aleksandar Kostadinov (BUL), István Kovacs (ROU), Stephan Klossner (SUI), Artyom Kuchin (KAZ), Maksim Layushkin (RUS), Harald Lechner (AUT), Michael Lerjeus (SWE), Richard Liesveld (NED), Robert Malek (POL), Menashe Masiah (ISR), Paolo Mazzoleni (ITA), Steven McLean (SCO), Dimitar Meckarovski (MKD), Vitaly Meshkov (RUS), Antti Munukka (FIN), Halis Özkahya (TUR), Marios Panayi (CYP), Lee Probert (ENG), Pavle Radovanovic (MNE), Nicolas Rainville (FRA), Artur Ribeiro Soares Dias (POR), Anar Salmanov (AZE), Eitan Shmuelevitz (ISR), Hubert Siejewicz (POL), Ilias Spathas (GRE), Ivaylo Stoyanov (BUL), Martin Strömbergsson (SWE), Padraigh Sutton (IRL), Anthony Taylor (ENG), Kristo Tohver (EST), Stavros Tritsonis (GRE), Richard Trutz (SVK), Jan Valasek (SVK), Paolo Valeri (ITA), Ognjen Valjic (BIH), Slavko Vincic (SVN), Ante Vucemilovic-simunovic jr (CRO), Tobias Welz (GER), Carlos Xistra (POR), Nikolay Yordanov (BUL), Miroslav Zelinka (CZE)

Third Group:
Anatoliy Abdula (UKR), Aliyar Aghayev (AZE), Alexandr Aliyev (KAZ), Sascha Amhof (SUI), Ioannis Anastasiou (CYP), Dennis Antamo (FIN), Aleksandrs Anufrijevs (LVA), Petr Ardeleanu (CZE), Thorvaldur Arnason (ISL), Andranik Arsenyan (ARM), Kevin Azzopardi (MLT), Suren Baliyan (ARM),  Damir Batinic (CRO), Mauro Bergonzi (ITA), Sven Bindels (LUX), Alexandre Boucaut (BEL), Johnny Casanova (SMR), Lars Christoffersen (DEN), Sebastian Coltescu (ROU), Raymond Crangle (NIR), Nikola Dabanovic (MNE), Sergiu Derenov (MDA), Vasilis Dimitriou (CYP), Vadims Direktorenko (LVA), Svein-Erik Edvartsen (NOR), Jérome Efong Nzolo (BEL), Andreas Ekberg (SWE), Hugo Ferreira Miguel (POR), Aleksander Gauzer (KAZ), Athanassios Giachos (GRE), Orel Grinfeld (ISR), Gerhard Grobelnik (AUT), Danilo Grujic (SRB), Leonardo Guidi (SMR), Tornike Gvantseladze (GEO), Dag Vidar Hafsas (NOR), Markus Hameter (AUT), Nikolaj Hänni (SUI), Tore Hansen (NOR), Alexander Harkam (AUT), Rahim Hasanov (AZE), Thoroddur Hjaltalin (ISL), Adrien Jacottet (SUI), Dejan Jakimovski (MKD), Jari Järvinen (FIN), Lorenc Jemini (ALB), Michael Johansen (DEN), Gunnar Jónsson (ISL), Enea Jorgji (ALB), Bosko Jovanetic (SRB), Georgi Kabakov (BUL), Mete Kalkavan (TUR), Jovan Kaludjerovic (MNE), Vladimir Kazmenko (RUS), Thorsten Kinhöfer (GER), Laurent Kopriwa (LUX), Yaroslav Kozyk (UKR), Peter Kralovic (SVK), Sergei Lapochkin (RUS), Jonathan Lardot (BEL), Bryn David Markham-Jones (WAL), Radek Matejek (CZE), Yuriy Mozharovskyy (UKR), César Muniz Fernández (ESP), Dumitru Muntean (MDA), Ádám Németh (HUN), Christos Nicolaides (CYP), Euan Norris (SCO), Andreas Pappas (GRE), Bardhyl Pashaj (ALB), Radu Marian Petrescu (ROU), Elmir Pilav (BIH), Clayton Pisani (MLT), Nikola Popov (BUL), Radek Prihoda (CZE), Igor Pristovnik (CRO), Pawel Raczkowski (POL), Petur Reinert (FAR), Chris Reisch (LUX), Robert Rogers (IRL), Eiko Saar (EST), Alan Sant (MLT), Joao Santos Capela (POR), Marco Santos Ferreira (POR), Igor Satchi (MDA), Dzianis Shcharbakou (BLR), Lasha Silagava (GEO), Baris Simsek (TUR), Sergejus Slyva (LTU), Wim Smet (BEL), Mervyn Smyth (NIR), Daniel Stefanski (POL), Andris Treimanis (LVA), Siarhei Tsynkevich (BLR), Michael Tykgaard (DEN), George Vadachkoria (GEO), Mikhail Vilkov (RUS), Ignasi Villamayor (AND), Anatoliy Vishnichenko (UKR), Vladimir Vnuk (SVK), Domagoj Vuckov (CRO), Milenko Vukadinovic (SRB), Mark Whitby (WAL), Luc Wouters (BEL), Mitja Zganec (SVN), Anatolii Zhabchenko (UKR)

18 Comments:

  1. Looks like Atkinson has escaped the axe...

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  2. About Elite and Elite Dev. we can say that there aren't big changes, they just made the needed with Mazic, Jug and Karasev.

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  3. Anonymous28/6/13 09:38

    Greetings from Mr. Collina!

    Bon Appétite :D

    http://www.standard.co.uk/news/standard-pictures/article7372973.ece/ALTERNATES/w620/Big+in+Japan%3A+Pierluigi+Collina+helps+promote+Japanese+restaurant+chain+Hacchan-do+%0A%3Cbr%3E%3C-br%3E+%C3%82%C2%A9+AP

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    1. Anonymous28/6/13 11:00

      I don´t understand that Benquerença and Stark continue at Elite and
      Gräfe not. Collina must be jubilated.

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  4. So Jug, and Karasev promoted trough collective, because Gil was better, and not qualify.

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    1. Anonymous28/6/13 14:38

      @JACO
      I think that Gil and Jug had equal chances in Israel. This is second time Pawel went home right after group stage...

      TM

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  5. Paul Gil there is no one to promote. Vlado Sajn promoted Jug, because Sajnis the second vice-chief of UEFA-REFEREE.

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    1. So you think that Jug didn't deserve the promotion after his EURO UNDER 21?

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  6. I dont know if you noticed, but in EL matches you have got banner called "officials" for every match. Referees, delegate and observer are written there. for example
    http://www.uefa.com/uefaeuropaleague/season=2014/matches/round=2000465/match=2012234/prematch/officials/index.html

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  7. Thanks a lot!! Superb implementation by UEFA.

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  8. Asumaa has quit international refereeing and is now UEFA referee observer.

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  9. Anonymous28/6/13 18:05

    Do you (or anyone else) have the updated lists for women and futsal?

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  10. Nope, I am sorry. I can try to get them later on.

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  11. Anonymous28/6/13 20:45

    Kuipers is the referee for the final!

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    1. Dutch FA confirmed: Kuipers is referee for the final

      http://scheidsrechters.voetbal.nl/article/overzicht/30253/team-kuipers-leidt-finale-confederations-cup

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  12. Appointments for Greek referees 2nd Q. CL and EL.

    CL Q.2

    Daugava (LVA) - Elfsborg (SWE) 23/07
    Referee: Athanasios Giahos
    Assistants: Dimitrios Tatsis, Leonidas Vasiliadis
    Fourth Official: Anastasios Kakos

    EL Q.2

    Santa Coloma (AND)/Breidablik (ISL) - Sturm Gratz (AUT) 25/07
    Referee: Anastasios Sidiropoulos
    Assistants: Damianos Efthimiadis, Dimitrios Gagas
    Fourth Official: Andreas Pappas

    Hodd (NOR) - Gandzazar (ARM)/Aktobe (KAZ) 18/07
    Referee: Stavros Tritsonis
    Assistants: Christos Akrivos, Ilias Alexeas
    Fourth Official: Michael Koukoulakis

    Debreceni (HUN) - Stromsgodset (NOR) 25/07
    Referee: Ilias Spathas
    Assistants: Dimitrios Saraidaris, Lazaros Dimitriadis
    Fourth Official: Stavros Mantalos

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  13. After two wrong goals in Semi-Final .. Kassai is still at Elite Group ?!!

    Thanks for the list .. but is there any formal link ?

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    1. Yes, there is an official xcel list, but that's UEFA content and could potentially break copyright in case of publishing it.

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