IFFHS AWARDS 2019

 

THE WORLD’S BEST MAN REFEREE 2019

 

DAMIR SKOMINA , THE WINNER !

 

Selected journalists and experts from 90 countries around the World took part at the 2019 annual election of the Top Referee, the 33th time it has been carried out by the IFFHS since 1987.

Damir Skomina, the Slovenian Referee (43 years old), won the Award with a little margin before Felix Brych, the winner of 2017. Skomina was the Referee of the UEFA Champions League Final between FC Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspurs and realized constant performances during the year. FIFA listed since 2003, he has directed more than 530 matches in his career ( 301 Prva Liga games , 50 UEFA Champions League games, 17 Europa League matches, 60 international games for UEFA Euro, World Cup and Olympic Tournament) .

He is the 19th Referee to win this Award since 1987, Italy’s Top Referee Pier-Luigi Collina holds the Record with 6 consecutive Awards (1998 to 2003).

                              

                             THE WORLD’S BEST MAN REFEREE 2019 (by IFFHS)

 

Ranking Name Country Points
       
1 Damir SKOMINA Slovenia 136
2 Felix BRYCH Germany 129
3 Björn KUIPERS Netherlands 61
4 Gianluca ROCCHI Italy 58
5 Cuneyt CAKIR Turkey 47
6 Nestor PITANA Argentina 38
7 Antonio MAHEU LAHOZ Spain 23
7 Clement TURPIN France 23
9 Martin ATKINSON England 21
10 Michael OLIVER England 18
11 Jesus GIL MANZANO Spain 16
12 Alireza FAGHANI Iran 13
13 Danny MAKKELIE Netherlands 10
14 Felix ZWAYER Germany 9
15 Roberto TOBAR VARGAS Chile 8
16 Mark GEIGER USA 7
17 Sidi ALIOUM Cameroon 5
17 Mario ESCOBAR TOCA Guatemala 5
17 Ravshan IRMATOV Uzbekistan 5
17 Milorad MAZIC Serbia 5
21 Bakary Papa GASSAMA Gambia 4
21 Cesar RAMOS Mexico 4
23 Ovidiu HATEGAN Romania 3
23 Daniele ORSATTO Italy 3
23 Wilton SAMPAIO Brazil 3
23 Anthony TAYLOR England 3
27 Abdulrahman AL JASSIM Qatar 1
27 Bobby MADEN Scotland 1
27 Alberto Undimo MALLENCO Spain 1
27 Simon MARCINIAK Poland 1

 

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