On the basis of marks awarded by our observers during the last season, World of Football Refereeing can finally offer an entire ranking of those referees who were joining UEFA Elite Group of referees in the past season 2011/12.
|Our "Referee of the Season 2011/12" : Pedro Proença (c) ZIMBIO|
Pedro Proença of Portugal has unfolded to be last season's obvious number 1 in Europe. Appointed for 2012 UEFA Champions League final and 2012 UEFA EURO final at Poland/Ukraine, this result is surely not astonishing at all, but the finals are certainly not the only reasons for it, since his season in general was pretty impressive. Therefore, he is World of Football Refereeing's "Referee of the Season 2011/12".
The Portuguese is followed by a quatrain of excellent and promising future referees including Turkish official Cüneyt Çakır in the second place, Nicola Rizzoli from Italy being placed third and German official Felix Brych and Englishman Howard Webb nearly being dead even on 4 and 5.
The full ranking can be checked at the bottom of this page.