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Herbert Fandel

Herbert Fandel
Born (1964-03-09) 9 March 1964
Kyllburg, Germany
Nationality German
Occupation Football referee, music school director
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 76 kg (168 lb)

Herbert Fandel (born 9 March 1964 in Kyllburg, Rhineland-Palatinate) is a former German football referee who was in charge of the 2007 UEFA Champions League final. Fandel refereed the UEFA Cup final in 2006 between the English side Middlesbrough and the Spanish side Sevilla. He also refereed the 2005 FIFA Confederations Cup on home soil in Germany. He officiated the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney. The director of a music school by occupation, he is married with two children.

He ended his field career on 8 June 2009, and has served as head of the German Football Association's Referee Commission since 2010.


  • Notable matches 1
    • 2007 Champions League Final 1.1
    • Euro 2008 Qualifier: Denmark v. Sweden 1.2
    • Euro 2008 1.3
  • External links 2
  • References 3

Notable matches

2007 Champions League Final

Fandel was appointed by UEFA to referee the 2007 UEFA Champions League Final between A.C. Milan and Liverpool F.C. at the Athens Olympic Stadium.[1] He showed four yellows, two for each side. Just before half time, AC Milan took the lead. AC Milan went on to record a 2 - 1 victory.

Euro 2008 Qualifier: Denmark v. Sweden

On 2 June 2007, Fandel took charge of the Euro 2008 qualifying game between Denmark and Sweden in Copenhagen, the first ever UEFA qualifier between the two teams. Denmark had rallied back to 3 - 3 from 0 - 3 down when in the 89th minute, Fandel awarded Sweden a penalty kick and sent off Danish midfielder Christian Poulsen for punching Markus Rosenberg in the stomach. Seconds later, before the penalty kick could be executed, a Danish fan ran on the pitch and attacked Fandel, managing to put a hand on the referee's neck before being held off by Danish players. As a result, the officials left the field, abandoning the game.[2]

Euro 2008

On 7 June 2008 Fandel was in charge for the Euro 2008 Group A game between Portugal and Turkey. He booked three players for Turkey, and the game ended in a 2-0 win for Portugal.

He also took charge of the Spain v Italy quarter final in Vienna on 22 June 2008, in which Spain won 4-2 on penalties. He was roundly criticized by many observers for his failure to call some critical penalties for Spain in the game.[3]

External links

  • (German) profile
  • Rate Herbert in the Euro 2008 Finals


  1. ^ UEFA Champions league final appointment from
  2. ^ Referee abandons Euro qualifier, from BBC, retrieved 3 June 2007
  3. ^ Italians turn ugly as Spain are left to look for a bit extra
Preceded by
UEFA Cup Final 2005
Graham Poll
UEFA Cup Final Referees
Final 2006
Herbert Fandel
Succeeded by
UEFA Cup Final 2007
Massimo Busacca
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