February 29, 2016

Complete EURO 2016 Referee Teams Ready

As announced in last December, UEFA seems to have determined the full referee teams for EURO 2016 in February - in the literal nick of time and, if there was no leap year, even with slight delay...

Each team consists of five match officials who will definitely attend France. In case of an injury of an Assistant Referee before the tournament, the respectively appointed Reserve Assistant Referees will jump in.

With Aleksei Kulbakov and Tasos Sidiropoulos, two Fourth Officials have been nominated.

The 25th Team in France:

Team Atkinson:

Referee: Martin Atkinson (1971, England)
Assistant Referee 1: Michael Mullarkey (1970, England)
Assistant Referee 2: Stephen Child (1973, England)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Michael Oliver (1985, England)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Craig Pawson (1979, England)
Reserve Assistant Referee: Gary Beswick (1977, England)

Team Brych:

Referee: Felix Brych (1975, Germany)
Assistant Referee 1: Mark Borsch (1977, Germany, 2nd r.)
Assistant Referee 2: Stefan Lupp (1978, Germany)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Bastian Dankert (1980, Germany, r.)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Marco Fritz (1977, Germany)
Reserve Assistant Referee: Marco Achmüller (1979, Germany)

Team Çakır:

Referee: Cüneyt Çakır (1976, Turkey)
Assistant Referee 1: Bahattin Duran (1975, Turkey)
Assistant Referee 2: Tarik Ongun (1973, Turkey)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Hüseyin Göçek (1976, Turkey)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Barış Şimşek (1976, Turkey)
Reserve Assistant Referee: Emre Eyisoy (1980, Turkey)

Team Çlattenburg:

Hmm...no pic available. As soon as there is one of the whole team, you'll see it!

Referee: Mark Clattenburg (1975, England)
Assistant Referee 1: Simon Beck (1972, England)
Assistant Referee 2: Jake Collin (1972, England)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Anthony Taylor (1978, England)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Andre Marriner (1971, England)
Reserve Assistant Referee: Stuart Burt (1980, England)

Team Collum:

Collum's Team (John Beaton instead of Kevin Clancy, AAR in the left)

Referee: William Collum (1979, Scotland)
Assistant Referee 1: Damien Macgraith (1980, Ireland)
Assistant Referee 2: Francis Connor (1981, Scotland)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Robert Madden (1978, Scotland)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: John Beaton (1982, Scotland)
Reserve Assistant Referee: Douglas Ross (1983, Scotland)

Team Eriksson:

Referee: Jonas Eriksson (1974, Sweden)
Assistant Referee 1: Mathias Klasenius (1975, Sweden)
Assistant Referee 2: Daniel Wärnmark (1974, Sweden)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Stefan Johannesson (1971, Sweden)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Markus Strömbergsson (1975, Sweden)
Reserve Assistant Referee: Mehmet Culum (1983, Sweden)

Team Hategan:

Referee: Ovidiu Alin Hategan (1980, Romania)
Assistant Referee 1: Octavian Sovre (1973, Romania, l.)
Assistant Referee 2: Sebastian Eugen Gheorghe (1976, Romania, r.)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Alexandru Tudor (1971, Romania)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Sebastian Coltescu (1977, Romania)
Reserve Assistant Referee: Radu Adrian Ghiguleac (1981, Romania)

Team Karasev:

Referee: Sergei Karasev (1979, Russia)
Assistant Referee 1: Nikolay Golubev (1970, Russia)
Assistant Referee 2: Tikhon Kalugin (1974, Russia)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Sergei Lapochkin (1981, Russia)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Sergei Ivanov (1984, Russia)
Reserve Assistant Referee:---

* Nikolay Golubev replaces the original AR1 Anton Averianov who failed the fitness tests.

Team Kassai:

Referee: Viktor Kassai (1975, Hungary)
Assistant Referee 1: György Ring (1981, Hungary)
Assistant Referee 2: Vencel Tóth (1978, Hungary)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Tamás Bognar (1978, Hungary)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Ádám Farkas (1982, Hungary)
Reserve Assistant Referee: István Albert (1980, Hungary)

Team Královec:

Referee: Pavel Královec (1977, Czech Republic)
Assistant Referee 1: Roman Slyško (1973, Slovakia, 2nd r.)
Assistant Referee 2: Martin Wilczek (1970, Czech Republic)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Petr Ardeleanu (1980, Czech Republic, r.)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Michal Patak (1975, Czech Republic)
Reserve Assistant Referee: Tomas Mokrusch (1982, Czech Republic)

Team Kuipers:

Referee: Björn Kuipers (1973, Netherlands)
Assistant Referee 1: Sander van Roekel (1974, Netherlands)
Assistant Referee 2: Erwin E.J. Zeinstra (1977, Netherlands)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Pol van Boekel (1975, Netherlands)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Richard Liesveld (1973, Netherlands)
Reserve Assistant Referee: Mario Diks (1977, Netherlands)

Team Marciniak:

Referee: Szymon Marciniak (1981, Poland)
Assistant Referee 1: Paweł Sokolnicki (1980, Poland)
Assistant Referee 2: Tomasz Listkiewicz (1978, Poland)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Paweł Raczkowski (1983, Poland)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Tomasz Musiał (1981, Poland)
Reserve Assistant Referee: Radosław Siejka (1974, Poland)

Team Mažić:

Referee: Milorad Mažić (1973, Serbia)
Assistant Referee 1: Milovan Ristić (1974, Serbia)
Assistant Referee 2: Dalibor Djurdjević (1973, Serbia)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Danilo Grujić (1980, Serbia)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Nenad Djokić (1979, Serbia)
Reserve Assistant Referee: Nemanja Petrović (1980, Serbia)

Team Moen:

Referee: Svein Oddvar Moen (1979, Norway)
Assistant Referee 1: Kim Thomas Haglund (1977, Norway)
Assistant Referee 2: Frank Andås (1975, Norway)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Ken Henry Johnsen (1975, Norway)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Svein-Erik Edvartsen (1979, Norway)
Reserve Assistant Referee: Sven Erik Midthjell (1983, Norway)

Team Rizzoli:

Referee: Nicola Rizzoli (1971, Italy)
Assistant Referee 1: Elenito Di Liberatore (1973, Italy)
Assistant Referee 2: Mauro Tonolini (1973, Italy)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Luca Banti (1974, Italy)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Antonio Damato (1972, Italy)
Reserve Assistant Referee: Gianluca Cariolato (1972, Italy)

Team Skomina:

Team Skomina (fr.l. AAR2, AR2, Ref, AR1, AAR1)

Referee: Damir Skomina (1976, Slovenia)
Assistant Referee 1: Jure Praprotnik (1985, Slovenia)
Assistant Referee 2: Robert Vukan (1976, Slovenia)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Matej Jug (1980, Slovenia)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Slavko Vinčič (1979, Slovenia)
Reserve Assistant Referee: Bojan Ul (1970, Slovenia)

Team Turpin:

Team Turpin fr. l.: AR2, Ref, AR1

Referee: Clément Turpin (1982, France)
Assistant Referee 1: Frédéric Cano (1973, France)
Assistant Referee 2: Nicolas Danos (1980, France)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Benoît Bastien (1983, France)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Fredy Fautrel (1971, France)
Reserve Assistant Referee: Cyril Gringore (1972, France)

Team Velasco:

Referee: Carlos Velasco Carballo (1971, Spain)
Assistant Referee 1: Roberto Alonso Fernández (1976, Spain)
Assistant Referee 2: Juan Carlos Yuste Jiménez (1975, Spain)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Jesús Gil Manzano (1984, Spain)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Carlos Del Cerro Grande (1976, Spain)
Reserve Assistant Referee: Raúl Cabañero Martínez (1981, Spain)

Support Duos:

Referee: Aleksei Kulbakov (1979, Belarus)
Reserve Assistant Referee: Vitali Maliutsin (1974, Belarus)

Referee: Tasos Sidiropoulos (1979, Greece)
Reserve Assistant Referee: Damianos Efthymiadis (1973, Greece)


  1. Team Marciniak:
    Referee: Szymon Marciniak (1981, Poland)
    Assistant Referee 1: Paweł Sokolnicki (1980, Poland)
    Assistant Referee 2: Tomasz Listkiewicz (1978, Poland)
    Additional Assistant Referee 1: Paweł Raczkowski (1983, Poland)
    Additional Assistant Referee 2: Tomasz Musiał (1981, Poland)
    Reserve Assistant Referee: Radosław Siejka (1974, Poland)

    1. Thanks! (also for presenting the names copy-pastable) :)

  2. HFF has officially announced that Tasos Sidiropoulos will represent Greece as Fourth Official in the final Tournament. Also Damianos Efthimiadis has been selected as Reserve Assistant Referee.

    Congratulations to both a good luck.

    1. Nice to hear that, congratultions to Sidiropoulos and Efthimiadis.
      So, this changes something, we will have very likely other fourth officials called. The first name in my mind is Bebek.
      Hopefully tomorrow UEFA will publish everything.

    2. I have the info that FO's are only 2. And the second one comes from the First Group (if this info is correct).

    3. Interesting, thanks. Perhaps Buquet, representing France together with Turpin? Other names in my mind: Soares Dias, Kulbakov... we'll see.

    4. That's my info as well.

  3. The photo of Collum's team above has Graham Chambers next to Kevin Clancy not Frankie Connor.

  4. All teams are completed now. Rizzoli with Rocchi and Tagliavento as AAR, all the other teams as always in UCL/UEL as far as I could see at the first glance.

    Sidiropoulos and Kulbakov are indeed the both fourth officals.


    1. The names are logical, but I don't see their source to be honest (most names are to be confirmed as well).

    2. Indeed, Rocchi and Tagliavento are not confirmed. I don't think that they will be there. We have to wait for UEFA.

    3. Maybe their '*TBC' means that these names are only predictions.

    4. My prediction for Rizzoli is Banti and Damato as AARs.

  5. UEFA confirmed all the names.


    1. Ristic born in 1980 and Djurdjevic in 1978? They look a bit older ;)

  6. AAR categories:
    First Group: Oliver, Taylor, Marriner, Madden, Beaton, Johannesson, Tudor, Bognar, Raczkowski, Banti, Jug, Vincic, Bastien, Gil Manzano
    Second Group: Pawson, Dankert, Fritz, Coltescu, Lapochkin, Ivanov, Johnsen, Edvartsen, Damato, Fautrel, del Cerro Grande
    Third Group: Farkas, Ardeleanu, van Boekel, Liesveld, Grujic, Djokic
    None: Simsek, Strömbergsson, Patak, Musial

    1. First: + Göcek

      There is still the question about 4th officials. Appointing ARs in that role would mean only a second or even third group referee as possible replacement in some cases.
      Appointing AARs as 4ths can be a solution, with 15 of them in First Group, one could have a good reserve referee everywhere (although it surely is not the top of First Group, with only two appointed in CL group stage and only a few in EL R32...)

    2. Musiał is Third Category referee. :)

    3. Well, I don't think that it will be different from EURO 2012.
      I guess that for each match we will have such appointment:
      Assistant referees
      Additional assistant referees
      Fourth Official (referee)
      Fifth Official (assistant referee)
      The main referee appointed as fourth official will be always paired with his first assistant referee: Sidiropoulos with Efthymiadis, Velasco Carballo with Alonso Fernández, and so on.
      18 referees + 2 reserve referees = 20. They should be enough to do that.
      Additional assistant referees wont be switched from their roles.
      At least, that's the most logical idea.

    4. @PhilippS: Van Boekel and Liesveld are 2nd group referees, and Van Boekel has been on category 1 for years, even with some R32 appearences.

    5. Sorry for the mistakes. Hopefully correct now.
      First Group: Oliver, Göcek, Taylor, Marriner, Madden, Beaton, Johannesson, Tudor, Bognar, Raczkowski, Banti, Jug, Vincic, Bastien, Gil Manzano
      Second Group: Pawson, Dankert, Fritz, Coltescu, Lapochkin, Ivanov, van Boekel, Liesveld, Johnsen, Edvartsen, Damato, Fautrel, del Cerro Grande
      Third Group: Farkas, Ardeleanu, Musial, Grujic, Djokic,
      None: Simsek, Strömbergsson, Patak

  7. Some observations...
    Youngest official: Jure Praprotnik (24/08/1985, Slovenia)
    Oldest official: Michael Mullarkey (03/05/1970, England).
    NO FIFA officials: Şimşek (TUR), Strömbergsson (SWE), Paták (CZE)
    Officials called thank to abolishment of age limits: Ul (SVN), Mullarkey (ENG), Wilczek (CZE).
    Officials from different federations in the same team: Slyško (SVK), McGraith (IRL).
    Björn Kuipers team is the only one survived exactly such as it was for EURO 2012 (if we exclude the stand-by assistant referee).

    1. And let me add that after Proença in the middle for EURO 2012 final, surely this time the absence of the Portuguese refereeing at this tournament makes sensation and catches the eye.
      Soares Dias could have been an option as fourth official, a so experienced assistant referee like Bertino Miranda forced to stay at home. A pity, surely...

    2. Also Nikolay Golubev is called thank to abolishment of age limits.

    3. Thanks, indeed you are right, my mistake.

    4. Chefren,

      In Portugal, Vitor Melo Pereira will leave the presidency of the referees committee.
      For these and other reasons.
      Very bad job in recent years. Melo Pereira, De Sousa never supported, and even Soares Dias.

  8. Why UEFA didnt added Thomson for Collum team,Tagliavento to Rizzoli etc. ?
    Cannot understand this

    1. I'm almost sure about the answer. This time, more than the names, UEFA wanted all the sextets in very good communication and knowing well each other. You can see that all the additional assistant referees are the usual ones we saw in CL, EL, EURO qualifying and all important appointments.
      For example, Şimşek has been removed from Turkish international list on last December, but he will attend EURO 2016 because he achieved many successes with Çakır. Remember his good calls in recent times, the goal correctly assigned in Chelsea-Porto and so on...

    2. The referees picks their own teams basically. At least I know thats the case in sweden. UEFA would never have picked Markus Strömbergsson as an AAR. He retired as a FIFA-referee 3-4 years ago. But Jonas likes Markus in his team and they have been getting good scores in international matches so why bother?

      The difference between having a world class ref as AAR or just a very good one cannot be that huge. A lot of the world class refs is maybe not comfortable not being the man in the middle either.

  9. OT
    England - Netherlands

  10. European play off group for Women's Olympic Football Tournament 2016

    Matches in the Netherlands


    Norway - Sweden
    Referee: Bibiana Steinhaus (Germany)
    Assistant Referee 1: Katrin Rafalski (Germany)
    Assistant Referee 2: Karoline Wacker (Germany)
    Fourth Official: Riem Hussein (Germany)
    UEFA Referee Observer: Dagmar Damková (Czech Republic)
    UEFA Delegate: Dagmar Damková (Czech Republic)

    Switzerland - Netherlands
    Referee: Kateryna Monzul (Ukraine)
    Assistant Referee 1: Natalya Rachynska (Ukraine)
    Assistant Referee 2: Maryna Striletska (Ukraine)
    Fourth Official: Lyudmyla Telbukh (Ukraine)
    UEFA Referee Observer: Blaženka Logarušić (Croatia)
    UEFA Delegate: Ilona Tkach (Belarus)


    Norway - Netherlands
    Referee: Teodora Albon (Romania)
    Assistant Referee 1: Petruța Claudia Iugulescu (Romania)
    Assistant Referee 2: Elena Mihaela Țepușă (Romania)
    Fourth Official: Cristina Dorcioman (Romania)
    UEFA Referee Observer: Dagmar Damková (Czech Republic)
    UEFA Delegate: Ilona Tkach (Belarus)

    Sweden - Switzerland
    Referee: Katalin Anna Kulcsár (Hungary)
    Assistant Referee 1: Judit Kulcsár (Hungary)
    Assistant Referee 2: Katalin Török (Hungary)
    Fourth Official: Gyöngyi Krisztína Gaál (Hungary)
    UEFA Referee Observer: Blaženka Logarušić (Croatia)
    UEFA Delegate: Blaženka Logarušić (Croatia)

  11. Does anyone the referees for the SheBelieves Cup in the United States?

    Algarve Cup Referees are here:

    1. Germany - France: Borjas, Perello (both HON), Alvarado (CRC), Reid (CAY)
      USA - England: Guzman, Chavarria (both NCA), Ayala, Leon (both SLV)
      USA - France: Sandoval, Briones (both MEX), Aguilar (SLV), Alvarado (MEX)
      Germany - England: Koroleva, Nesbit, Ross (all USA), Reid (CAY)
      France - England: Martindale (BRB), Greyson, Brown, Samuels (all JAM)
      USA - Germany: Chenard, Charbonneau, Boudreau, Pye (all CAN)
      No gurantee for the correct associations...

    2. Marie-Han Gagnon-Chrétien (AR, CAN), is there as well (at the SheBelieves).

    3. Yes, Gagnon assisted in USA-England instead of Chavarria.

  12. OT: Tobias Stieler will be in charge of German top clash between Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich.

  13. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ae-QbwYrKxM
    RC? Tackle on the ball, but after...

    1. http://postimg.org/image/40p8gp1ph/

      As the player's action after playing the ball is definitely NOT deliberate, one have to answer the question whether it was a 'normal sliding challenge'? For me, this means in practical terms that if there is a 'jump' slightly before the challenge is made, I would go for a straight red card (excessive force), if there is a normal challenge for the ball, we have only a reckless character of the tackle. In this situation, a small 'jump' is visible. The referee had right to send the player off but I think he would of been backed by a referee observer after issuing only yellow card.

    2. The player clearly has no control over his tackle, and goes in studs first. RC.

    3. Agree with Emil. Endangered safety of opponent. RC.

  14. In these weeks, we will watch the last matches with a huge task for AARs: UEFA has decided to anticipate the usage of GLT starting from both finals (CL and EL) of this season.


    1. Thank you very much! This is great material
      BTW does anyone know when labhipermedia.net/descargas is going to return?

    2. Do you know if there is a mac version somewhere?

    3. downloads/labhipermedia.com has everything you're looking for -- mac and otherwise

  16. My predections for next rounds in Europa
    Wolfsburg Gent Sergey Karasev (RUS)
    Rel Madrid Roma Damir Skomina (SVN)
    Zenit Benfica Szymon Marciniak (POL)
    Chelsea PSG Viktor Kassai (HUN)
    Atlético PSV William Collum (SCO)
    Man.City Din.Kijev Svein Oddvar Moen (NOR)
    Barcelona Arsenal Nicola Rizzoli (ITA)
    Bayern München Juventus Jonass Eriksson (SWE)

    Sahtar Anderlecht Ivan Bebek (CRO)
    Basel Sevilla Felix Zwayer (GER)
    Dortmund Tottenham Milorad Mazic (SRB)
    Fenerbache Braga Ievgeni Aranovsky (UKR)
    Villareal Leverkusen Manuel De Sousa (POR)
    Athletic Valencia Bas Nijhuis (NED)
    Liverpool Man.Utd Undiano Mallenco (ESP)
    Sparta Praha Lazio Anastosis Sidiropoulos (GRE)

  17. Yes, I am annoying, but: Ovidiu Haţegan, Octavian Şovre, Sebastian Gheorghe, Alexandru Tudor, Sebastian Colţescu, Radu Ghinguleac would be the correct Romanian writing of the names.

    1. Now I will be annoying, but you used "T" and "S" with cedille. It's actually written with comma in Romanian.



    2. Shame on me, wrong keybord layout.

  18. Friendlies

    Romania - Lithuania
    David Fernández Borbalán (ESP)
    Roberto Díaz Pérez Del Palomar - Ángel Nevado Rodríguez

    Greece - Iceland
    Javier Estrada Fernández (ESP)
    Miguel Martínez Munuera - Javier Aguilar Rodríguez

    1. You can see that all officials (including assistant referees) appointed for EURO 2016 can't handle friendlies involving teams qualified for the tournament.

  19. Observers and Delegates (+predictions


    Wolfsburg-KAA Gent: Collina (ITA) / McRae (SCO): Hategan (ROU)
    Real-AS Roma: Piller (HUN) / Bright (ENG): Marciniak (POL)
    Zenit-Benfica: Snoddy (NIR) / Repka (CZE): Kassai (HUN)
    Chelsea-PSG: Rosetti (ITA) / Ospelt (LIE): Brych (GER)

    Atlético-PSV: Pedersen (NOR) / Filacchione (ITA): Mazic (SRB)
    ManCity-Dynamo: De Bleeckere (BEL) / Morais (POR): Turpin (FRA)
    Barcelona-Arsenal: Ilgaz (TUR) / Barutta (GER): Skomina (SVN)
    Bayern-Juventus: Paniashvili (GEO) / Kazancioglu (TUR): Kuipers (NED)

    Basel-Sevilla: Strigel (GER) / Grabovac (CRO): Cakir (TUR)
    Athletic-Valencia: Lemmer (LUX) / Weyhing (GER): Rocchi (ITA)
    Sparta-Lazio: Marko (SVK) / Ilyich (BLR): Fernández (ESP)
    Liverpool-ManU: Larsen (DEN) / Campbell (NIR): Rizzoli (ITA)
    Villarreal-Leverkusen: Sedlacek (AUT) / Damgaard (DEN): Collum (SCO)
    Fenerbahce-Braga: Nobs (SUI) / Makray (HUN): Bebek (CRO)
    Dortmund-Tottenham: Antonov (MDA) / Leppänen (EST): Eriksson (SWE)
    Shakhtar-Anderlecht: Layec (FRA) / Harlamov (EST): Soares Dias (POR)

  20. Hello,
    Below is a video tribute to the referees for EURO 2016. Good viewing !!



  21. When will the fixture list with the referees assigned to their matches be released?


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