Referees' Records of Finals and Matches in European Cups


From Adrianus Aalbrecht till Luan Zylvo there were 1597 referees who leaded at least one match.

The Danish referee Kim Milton Nielsen is the leader with 84 matches.

The referees who whistled the most finals are Ponnet, Palotai and Lo Bello. They led 5 finals each.

Scheurer is the only referee who led 4 finals but didnít the reach the 30 matches.


All referees with 30 or more matches in European Cups from 1955-2007.

All referees who leaded less then 30 matches but leaded a final match in Champions Cup (CC), Cup Winners Cup (CWC), Fairs Cup (FC), UEFA-Cup (UC) and European Super-Cup (SC).

Name, Matches, Country, Finals leaded by tournament and year.

Records listed as at June 30, 2007.


Matches Led in European Cups

Referee                      Matches    Nat.    Finals

Kim Milton Nielsen		84	Den.	SC 1992/UC 1994/CC 2004
Markus Merk			75	Ger.	CWC 1997/CC 2003	
Anders Frisk			68	Swe.	
Lubos Michel			66	Slow.	UC 2003
Pierluigi Collina		64	Ita.	CC 1999/UC 2004
Urs Meier			63	Swi.	CC 2002
Graham Poll			62	Eng.	UC 2005
Terje Hauge			61	Nor.	SC 2004/CC 2006
Gilles Veissiere		60	Fra.	UC 2001
Franz Wohrer			57	Aus.	SC 1980/CWC 1986	
Erik Fredriksson		56	Swe.	CC 1984/SC 1988
Alain Hamer			55	Lux.
Alain Sars			53	Fra.	
Erich Linemayr			52	Aus.	UC 1973/UC 1977/CC 1979
Rune Pedersen			52	Nor.
Konrad Plautz			51	Aus.
Kyros Vassaras			51	Gre.
Adolf Prokop			50	Ger.	SC 1979/UC 1981/CWC 1984
Heinz Hellmut Krug		49	Ger.	SC 1994/CC 1998
Antonio Jesus Lopez Nieto	48	Spa.	UC 1995/UC 1998/UC 2000
Michel Vautrot			48	Fra.	UC 1985/CC 1986
Bruno Galler			47	Swi.	SC 1982/UC 1984/CWC 1990
Alexis Ponnet			47	Belg.	UC 1980/SC 1980/SC 1982/UC 1985/CC 1987
Manuel Enrique Mejuto Gonzalez	45	Spa.	CC 2005
Karoly Palotai			45	Hung.	UC 1975/CC 1976/SC 1978/CWC 1979/CC 1981
Kurt Tschenscher		45	Ger.	CWC 1962/CC 1967
George Courtney			44	Eng.	UC 1982/UC 1986/CWC 1989
Siegfried Kirschen		44	Ger.	UC 1987/SC 1988
Vitor Manuel Melo Pereira	44	Port.	SC 2001/UC 2002
Mario van der Ende		44	Neth.	SC 1991/SC 1994
Lucilio Cardoso Cortez Batista	43	Port.
Hugh Dallas			43	Sco.	UC 1999/SC 2002
Herbert Fandel			43	Ger.	UC 2006/CL 2007
Paul Schiller			43	Aus.	CWC 1970/UC 1975/SC 1976
Leif Sundell			43	Swe.
Ryszard Wojcik			43	Pol.	SC 1999
Frank de Bleeckere		42	Belg.
Bernd Heynemann			42	Ger.
Claus Bo Larsen			42	Den.
Jan T. Wegereef			42	Neth.
Vojtech Christov		41	Cze.	CWC 1980/SC 1983
Jan N.I. Keizer			41	Neth.	UC 1988
Aron Schmidhuber		41	Ger.	SC 1987/UC 1990/CC 1992
Robert Wurtz			41	Fra.	CWC 1976/CC 1977
Michel Kitabdjian		40	Fra.	CC 1975
Joel Quiniou			40	Fra.	SC 1989/UC 1991
Nicolae Rainea			40	Rom.	UC 1978/SC 1978/CC 1983
Rene Temmink			40	Neth.	SC 2005
Rudolf Glockner			39	Ger.	FC 1971/SC 1973/UC 1976
Mikolai Levnikov		39	Rus.	SC 1996
Henning Lund Sorensen		39	Den.
Wolfgang Stark			39	Ger.
Gottfried Dienst		38	Swi.	CC 1961/CC 1965/FC 1965
Ulf Helmer Johan Eriksson	38	Swe.	SC 1977
Walter Eschweiler		38	Ger.	SC 1979/UC 1981/CWC 1982
Marcel van Langenhove		38	Belg.
John Carpenter			37	Ire.	UC 1982
Claude Colombo			37	Fra.		
Manuel Diaz Vega		37	Spa.	SC 1993/CC 1996
Stuart Dougall			37	Sco.
Knud Erik Fisker		37	Den.
Dick Jol			37	Neth.	CC 2001
Peter Mikkelsen			37	Den.
Sandor Puhl			37	Hung.	UC 1993/CC 1997
Gerhard Schulenburg		37	Ger.	FC 1968
Luigi Agnolin			36	Ita.	SC 1986/CWC 1987/CC 1988
Jose Ma. Encinar Garcia Aranda	36	Spa.	UC 1997
Michel Piraux			36	Belg.
Vital Georges Gilbert Loraux	35	Belg.	CC 1974
Serge Muhmenthaler		35	Swi.	UC 1996/SC 1996
Karl-Erik Nilsson		35	Swe.
Clive Thomas			35	Wal.
Robert Bonar Valentine		35	Sco.	UC 1986/SC 1987
Yuri Baskakov			35	Rus.
Massimo Busacca			34	Swi.	UC 2007
Charles G.R. Corver		34	Neth.	UC 1977/CC 1978/UC 1983
Vladimir Hrinak			34	Slow.
Arturo Dauden Ibanez		34	Spa.
Valentin Ivanov			34	Rus.
Domenico Messina		34	Ita.
Tom Henning Ovrebo		34	Nor.
Atanas Uzunov			34	Bulg.
Keith Stuart Hackett		33	Eng.
Dusan Krchnak			33	Cze.	UC 1988
Angel Franco Martinez		33	Spa.
Jose Maria Ortiz de Mendibil	33	Spa.	CWC 1968/CC 1969/CWC 1972
Michael Riley			33	Eng.
Alfredo Trentalange		33	Ita.
Gunter Benko			32	Aus.	CWC 1999/SC 2000
Stefano Braschi			32	Ita.	CWC 1998/CC 2000
David Roland Elleray		32	Eng.	SC 1997
Anton Bucheli			31	Swi.	CWC 1971
Concetto Lo Bello		31	Ita.	FC 1966/CWC 1967/CC 1968/CC 1969/UC 1974
Brian McGinlay			31	Sco.
John Keith Taylor		31	Eng.	CC 1971
Antonio Jose da Silva Garrido	30	Port.	SC 1977/CC 1980
Robert Schaut			30	Belg.


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