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Björn Kuipers
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Personal information
Full name Björn Kuipers
Date of birth 28 March 1973 (1973-03-28) (age 44)
Place of birth    Oldenzaal, Netherlands
Other occupation Supermarket owner
Domestic
Years League Role
2002–
2005–
Eerste Divisie
Eredivisie
Referee
Referee   
International
Years League Role
2006-
2009–
FIFA
UEFA Elite
Referee
Referee   

Björn Kuipers (born 28 March 1973) is a Dutch football referee. He is a FIFA listed referee since 2006 and an UEFA Elite group referee since 2009. He is assisted during matches by his assistant referees Sander van Roekel and Erwin Zeinstra as well as additional assistant referees Pol van Boekel and Richard Liesveld. Kuipers and his team has officiated in several prestigious finals like the 2011 UEFA Super Cup, the 2013 UEFA Europa League Final, the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup Final and the 2014 UEFA Champions League Final.

External links

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Netherlands Netherlands
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UEFA Elite Referees

Martin Atkinson (ENG) · Deniz Aytekin (GER) · Ivan Bebek (CRO) · Felix Brych (GER) · Cüneyt Çakır (TUR) · Mark Clattenburg (ENG) · William Collum (SCO) · Jonas Eriksson (SWE) · David Fernández Borbalán (ESP) · Ovidiu Hațegan (ROU) · Sergei Karasev (RUS) · Viktor Kassai (HUN) · Pavel Královec (CZE) · Björn Kuipers (NED) · Szymon Marciniak (POL) · Antonio Mateu Lahoz (ESP) · Milorad Mažić (SRB) · Svein Oddvar Moen (NOR) · Bas Nijhuis (NED) · Daniele Orsato (ITA) · Nicola Rizzoli (ITA) · Gianluca Rocchi (ITA) · Anastasios Sidiropoulos (GRE) · Damir Skomina (SVN) · Paolo Tagliavento (ITA) · Craig Thomson (SCO) · Clément Turpin (FRA) · Alberto Undiano Mallenco (ESP) · Carlos Velasco Carballo (ESP)

UEFA Euro 2012 Referees

Cüneyt Çakır (TUR) · Jonas Eriksson (SWE) · Viktor Kassai (HUN) · Björn Kuipers (NED) · Stéphane Lannoy (FRA) · Pedro Proença (POR) · Nicola Rizzoli (ITA) · Damir Skomina (SVN) · Wolfgang Stark (GER) · Craig Thomson (SCO) · Carlos Velasco Carballo (ESP) · Howard Webb (ENG)

Referees at the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup

Ravshan Irmatov · Yuichi Nishimura · Djamel Haimoudi · Joel Aguilar · Diego Abal · Enrique Osses · Felix Brych · Björn Kuipers · Pedro Proença · Howard Webb

2014 FIFA World Cup Referees
AFC

Ravshan Irmatov · Yuichi Nishimura · Nawaf Shukralla · Ben Williams

CAF

Noumandiez Doué · Bakary Gassama · Djamel Haimoudi

CONCACAF

Joel Aguilar · Mark Geiger · Marco Antonio Rodríguez

CONMEBOL

Enrique Osses · Néstor Pitana · Wilmar Roldán · Sandro Ricci · Carlos Vera

OFC

Peter O'Leary

UEFA

Felix Brych · Cüneyt Çakır · Jonas Eriksson · Björn Kuipers · Milorad Mažić · Pedro Proença · Nicola Rizzoli · Carlos Velasco Carballo · Howard Webb

European Cup and UEFA Champions League Final referees
European Cup

1956: Arthur Edward Ellis (ENG) · 1957: Leo Horn (NED) · 1958: Albert Alsteen (BEL) · 1959: Albert Dusch (FRG) · 1960: Jack Mowat (SCO) · 1961: Gottfried Dienst (SUI) · 1962: Leo Horn (NED) · 1963: Arthur Holland (ENG) · 1964: Josef Stoll (AUT) · 1965: Gottfried Dienst (SUI) · 1966: Rudolf Kreitlein (FRG) · 1967: Kurt Tschenscher (FRG) · 1968: Concetto Lo Bello (ITA) · 1969: José Ortiz de Mendíbil (ESP) · 1970: Concetto Lo Bello (ITA) · 1971: Jack Taylor (ENG) · 1972: Robert Helles (FRA) · 1973: Milivoje Gugulović (YUG) · 1974: Vital Loraux (BEL) and Alfred Delcourt (BEL) · 1975: Michel Kitabdjian (FRA) · 1976: Károly Palotai (HUN) · 1977: Robert Wurtz (FRA) · 1978: Charles Corver (NED) · 1979: Erich Linemayr (AUT) · 1980: António Garrido (POR) · 1981: Károly Palotai (HUN) · 1982: Georges Konrath (FRA) · 1983: Nicolae Rainea (ROU) · 1984: Erik Fredriksson (SWE) · 1985: André Daina (SUI) · 1986: Michel Vautrot (FRA) · 1987: Alexis Ponnet (BEL) · 1988: Luigi Agnolin (ITA) · 1989: Karl-Heinz Tritschler (FRG) · 1990: Helmut Kohl (AUT) · 1991: Tullio Lanese (ITA) · 1992: Aron Schmidhuber (GER)

UEFA Champions League

1993: Kurt Röthlisberger (SUI) · 1994: Philip Don (ENG) · 1995: Ion Crăciunescu (ROU) · 1996: Manuel Díaz Vega (ESP) · 1997: Sándor Puhl (HUN) · 1998: Hellmut Krug (GER) · 1999: Pierluigi Collina (ITA) · 2000: Stefano Braschi (ITA) · 2001: Dick Jol (NED) · 2002: Urs Meier (SUI) · 2003: Markus Merk (GER) · 2004: Kim Milton Nielsen (DEN) · 2005: Manuel Mejuto González (ESP) · 2006: Terje Hauge (NOR) · 2007: Herbert Fandel (GER) · 2008: Ľuboš Micheľ (SVK) · 2009: Massimo Busacca (SUI) · 2010: Howard Webb (ENG) · 2011: Viktor Kassai (HUN) · 2012: Pedro Proença (POR) · 2013: Nicola Rizzoli (ITA) · 2014: Björn Kuipers (NED) · 2015: Cüneyt Çakır (TUR) · 2016: Mark Clattenburg (ENG)

UEFA Euro 2016 Referees

Martin Atkinson (ENG) · Felix Brych (GER) · Cüneyt Çakır (TUR) · Mark Clattenburg (ENG) · Willie Collum (SCO) · Jonas Eriksson (SWE) · Ovidiu Hațegan (ROU) · Sergei Karasev (RUS) · Viktor Kassai (HUN) · Pavel Královec (CZE) · Björn Kuipers (NED) · Szymon Marciniak (POL) · Milorad Mažić (SRB) · Svein Oddvar Moen (NOR) · Nicola Rizzoli (ITA) · Damir Skomina (SVN) · Clément Turpin (FRA) · Carlos Velasco Carballo (ESP)

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