IFFHS AWARDS – THE WORLD’S BEST MAN REFEREE 2019 : DAMIR SKOMINA (SLOVENIA)

 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)

RankingNameCountryPoints
1Damir SKOMINASlovenia136
2Felix BRYCHGermany129
3Björn KUIPERSNetherlands61
4Gianluca ROCCHIItaly58
5Cuneyt CAKIRTurkey47
6Nestor PITANAArgentina38
7Antonio MAHEU LAHOZSpain23
7Clement TURPINFrance23
9Martin ATKINSONEngland21
10Michael OLIVEREngland18
11Jesus GIL MANZANOSpain16
12Alireza FAGHANIIran13
13Danny MAKKELIENetherlands10
14Felix ZWAYERGermany9
15Roberto TOBAR VARGASChile8
16Mark GEIGERUSA7
17Sidi ALIOUMCameroon5
17Mario ESCOBAR TOCAGuatemala5
17Ravshan IRMATOVUzbekistan5
17Milorad MAZICSerbia5
21Bakary Papa GASSAMAGambia4
21Cesar RAMOSMexico4
23Ovidiu HATEGANRomania3
23Daniele ORSATTOItaly3
23Wilton SAMPAIOBrazil3
23Anthony TAYLOREngland3
27Abdulrahman AL JASSIMQatar1
27Bobby MADENScotland1
27Alberto Undimo MALLENCOSpain1
27Simon MARCINIAKPoland1

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