July 6, 2015

New UEFA Referees Committee for 2015-2019

UEFA has published the new composition of Referees Committee for the period 2015 - 19. Among the significant changes, Pedro Proença from Portugal, former FIFA referee, has joined the panel, while Greek Kyros Vassaras is back again after a few time.  On the other hand, Slovakian Jozef Marko  has left the committee after more than 20 years. 
Portuguese Pedro Proença is a new UEFA Referees Committee Member (c) record.xl.pt
Ángel Villar Llona (Spain)

Deputy Chairwoman:
Karen Espelund (Norway)

Chief Refereeing Officer:
Pierluigi Collina (UEFA appointment)

Refereeing Officers:
Marc Batta (UEFA appointment)
Hugh Dallas (UEFA appointment)

Dagmar Damková (Czech Republic)
David R. Elleray (England)
Herbert Fandel (Germany)
Bo Karlsson (Sweden)
Nikolay Levnikov (Russia)
Pedro Proença (Portugal, new)
Vladimir Sajn (Slovenia)
Jaap Uilenberg (Netherlands)
Kyros Vassaras (Greece, new) 

Moreover, UEFA has also released the new composition of  Referee Convention Panel, this body has the main aim to periodically control the level of refereeing of all federations inside UEFA.

Vladimir Antonov (Moldova, new)
Francesco Bianchi (Switzerland)
Neale Barry (England, new)
Terje Hauge (Norway, new)
Peter Hegyi (Hungary)
Werner Helsen (Belgium)
Leonid Kaloshin (Russia, new)
Costas Kapitanis (Cyprus, new)
Despoina Koxenoglou (Greece, new)
Jørn West Larsen (Denmark)
Kaj Østergaard (Denmark9
Rune Pedersen (Norway)
Charles Schaack (Luxembourg)
Yariv Tepper (Israel, new)
John Ward (Republic of Ireland)
Rainer Werthmann (Germany, new)

Special Advisors:
Roberto Rosetti (UEFA appointment)
Alan Snoddy (UEFA appointment)

Source:  Uefa.org  (pages 10 and 29)


  1. Dears, can you clarify exactly which is the role, the missions and the activities of the single component of the commitee ?
    Which is the difference in term of match appointment and referees evaluation between Villar Llona and Collina or between Collina and the members ?

  2. William Collum, a 36-year-old from Scotland, has been appointed referee for the 2015 UEFA Super Cup between FC Barcelona and Sevilla FC in Tbilisi on 11 August.



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