Picture : Roberto Rosetti with his IFFHS Award in Milan live in the RAI TV Domenica Sportiva .

 

IFFHS AWARDS – THE WORLD’S BEST REFEREE 2008 : ROBERTO ROSETTI (ITALY)

 

PRESENTATION

 

Born on 18 September 1967 in Turin, Roberto Rosetti  is counted as one of the all time Top referees in the World.

He started refereeing in 1983 , whistled Serie C matches from 1994 to 1996 and took in charge his first match in Serie A  in 1996 , 29 years old !

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He was Serie A Referee during 14 years (1996-2010) and became FIFA Refereee in 2002 until 2010. He was crowned Italian Serie A Referee each year from 2006 to 2009 and won the IFFHS World Award THE WORLD’S BEST REFEREE in 2008 ! He directed 187 Serie A matches, 35 Serie B matches, 27 UEFA Champions League, 10 UEFA Europa League

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He directed many great matches, 4 UEFA Euro matches,  the Euro 2008 final between Germany and Spain. For the the World Cup 2006 and 2010,he whistled 6 matches in total, 2 in South Africa,  where he announced his retirement following the tournament.

Rosetti took position with the Italian Football Federation and became Referee designator, before moving as UEFA Observator and since the 1 August 2018, President of the UEFA Referee Commission, taking the succession of Pierluigi Collina in charge during 8 years.

 

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