IFFHS – THE WORLD’S BEST REFEREE 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997 : SANDOR PUHL (HUNGARY)
Born the 14 July 1955 in Hungary, Sandor Puhl began his referee career with 29 years old . He supervised the Hungarian League from 1984 to 2000 and became FIFA referee in 1988 until 2000.
He was the referee of the Champions League final 1997 between Dortmund and Juventus and the UEFA Cup final 1993 between Juventus and … Dortmund.
At the FIFA World Cup 1994 in the USA, he directed 4 matches and essentially the WORLD CUP Final between Italy and Brazil.
In the UEFA competitions, he supervised 1 match at the EURO 1992 in Sweden and 2 matches at the Euro 1996 in England.
He was really appreciated by the football world for his calm authority , so he whistled 62 international matches, 13 Champions League matches and 19 UEFA Cup matches.
He was elected as IFFHS The World’s Best referee of the Year four times in a row between 1994 and 1997 !
After retiring as referee, he was nominated Deputy chairman of the Hungarian FA from 2000 to 2006.