|Full Name: H. Jonas Eriksson
Date of Birth: 28/03/1974
Occupation: Professional Referee (former Businessman)
Hobbies: Family, Music, Downhill Skiing, Travelling
Referee since: 1988
International since: 2002
UEFA Elite Category since: 07/2009
Champions League Matches: 33
Europa League Matches: 26
International Matches (Total): 117
Yellow Card Average (Int.): 3,68 per match
2nd Yellow Card Average (Int.): 0,07 per match
Red Card Average (Int.): 0,08 per match
Domestic First Division Matches: 300
Biggest Achievements: U-19 EURO 2006 (Semifinal), UEFA EURO 2012 (Group Stage), UEFA Super Cup 2013 Final, U-20 World Cup 2013 (Semifinal), FIFA World Cup 2014 (Round of 16), Club World Cup 2015 (Semifinal), UEFA Europa League 2016 Final,
selected for UEFA EURO 2016,
What you should know
The Swedish is everything but bribable. Having sold his shares in a company for sports rights some years ago, he became a multimillionaire over night. So you can be sure: He does every match out of joy and passion for the game.
|Eriksson is used to top clashes at Champions League level and has
almost met every big team on this continent once. A team he has not met
for quite a long time is Paris Saint-Germain: According to our
knowledge, he has asked UEFA to not appoint him for matches of the
French capital club due to a personal friendship to one of PSG's club bosses.
EURO 2016 might be the last huge tournament for the Swedish. In the past, Eriksson told some newspapers that he intensely thought about retiring from active refereeing soon.
Game-Manager. That's exactly what Eriksson excels in. For many, he is kind of "maître" in terms of man management on the field of play. With the aid of sophisticated body language skills and a high level of social competence, he is able to quickly gain the players' acceptance and respect. Pay attention to his coin toss - he will remind the players on mutual respect and probably point to the RESPECT-emblem at his shoulder.
His formulae for success. "Respect the players, then they respect you, too!" and "A look is worth a thousand words!" (reference)
1| Player and Match Management, Control.
2| Personality, Charisma, Body Language.
3| Conflict Management, Deescalation.
4| Positioning, Movement, Stamina.
1| Disciplinary Control: Mandatory Cards have to be given!
2| Identification and Punishment of Serious Foul Play
3| Evaluation of Illegal Use of Arms and Elbows
4| Application and Signalling of the Advantage Rule
5| Signals: Gestures and Card Presentation
|*based on our Referee Observation Reports since 2012|
fr. l.: Strömbergsson (AAR2), Wärnmark (AR2), Eriksson (Ref), Klasenius (AR1), Johannesson (AAR1)
Assistant Referee 1: Mathias KlaseniusNation: Sweden
Date of Birth: 25/04/1975
Age: 41 yo
International since: 2007
Champions League Matches: 30
Europa League Matches: 24
International Matches (Total): 98
Domestic First Division Matches: 226
Biggest Achievements: UEFA U-19 EURO 2009 Final, UEFA EURO 2012 (Group Stage), UEFA Super Cup 2013 Final, U-20 World Cup 2013 (Semifinal), FIFA World Cup 2014 (Round of 16), Club World Cup 2015 (Semifinal), selected for UEFA EURO 2016, selected for UEFA Europa League 2016 Final
|Assistant Referee 2: G. Daniel Wärnmark
Date of Birth: 30/12/1974
Age: 41 yo
Occupation: Restaurant Manager
International since: 2010
Champions League Matches: 20
Europa League Matches: 13
International Matches (Total): 73
Domestic First Division Matches: 211
Biggest Achievements: UEFA Super Cup 2013 Final, U-20 World Cup 2013 (Semifinal), FIFA World Cup 2014 (Round of 16), Club World Cup 2015 (Semifinal), selected for UEFA EURO 2016, selected for UEFA Europa League 2016 Final
Additional Assistant Referees
Additional AR 1: K. Stefan JohannessonNation: Sweden
Date of Birth: 22/01/1971
Age: 45 yo
Matches as AAR: 44
International himself? Yes.
|Additional AR 2: K. Markus Strömbergsson
Date of Birth: 26/05/1975
Age: 41 yo
Matches as AAR: 52
International himself? No.
Reserve Assistant Referee
Reserve AR: Mehmet CulumNation: Sweden
Date of Birth: 01/01/1983
Age: 33 yo
Jonas Eriksson is always a name to kept in mind for the really big games. The recent Europa League final is a proof of that. However, he is - maybe - not in the best form of his career from a technical perspective and so that his process strongly depends on his group stage performances.
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