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.
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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
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:
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)
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)
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)
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)