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Top 10 Highest Paid Football Referees in the World

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In the sport of association football, the referee is the person responsible for interpreting and enforcing the laws of the Game during a match, the referee is the final decision-making authority on all facts connected with play and is the match official with the authority to start and stop play and impose disciplinary action against the players and coaches during the match. Check Top 10 Highest Paid Football Referees In The World.

At most levels of play, the referee is assisted by two assistant referees which are formerly known as linesmen who advise the referee on whether the ball leaves the playing area and any infringement of the Laws of the game occurring outside the view, there are some top referees in the world that has been listed below. So now let us check out the complete details about the Top 10 Highest Paid Football Referees In The World.

Top 10 Highest Paid Football Referees In The World

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1. Mark Clattenburg

Mark Clattenburg is a former member of the Premier League and the Durham County Football Association and also a former FIFA referee, he has refereed a number of notable matches, including the 2016 UEFA Champions League Final and the UEFA Euro 2016 final he is considered as one of the most highly rated European referees of his generation. He is the highest-paid referee and according to some reports he has signed a contract with Saudi Arabia Football Federation and he gets $650,00 per season.

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  1. Real Name; Mark Clattenburg
  2. Birth Date; 13th March 1975
  3. Born Place; County Durham, England
  4. Salary; $650,000

2. Damir Skomina

Damir Skomina is a Slovenian former UEFA Elite category football referee he belongs to UEFA elite category and he is the second-highest-paid referee his basic salary is $10,000 per match he has been in many games in the past few years. In 2019-2020 he officiated the iconic UEFA Champion League quarter-final match between Barcelona and Bayern Munich and the team scored 8-2 which was their most significant defeat in 69 years.

  1. Real Name; Damir Skomina
  2. Birth Date; 5 August 1976
  3. Born Place; SR Slovenia, SFR Yugoslavia
  4. Salary; $10,000

3. Cüneyt Çakır

Cüneyt Çakır is a Turkish football referee, he has been FIFA-listed since 2006 and a member of the UEFA Elite since 2010. Being a UEFA Elite member he also earns $10,00 per match. He has been doing referee for a real long time and according to his past performance from the year 2010 to 2020, he was named as the second-best referee in the world by the International Federation of Football History and Statistics. He has officiated over 250 matches which included 12 Super Lig Derbies.

  1. Real Name; Cüneyt Çakır
  2. Birth Date; 23 November 1976
  3. Born Place; Istanbul, Turkey
  4. Salary; $10,000

4. Björn Kuipers

Björn Kuipers is a former Dutch football referee, he has been a FIFA-listed referee since 2006 and a UEFA Elite group referee since 2009, he has assisted during the match by his countrymen Sander van Roekel and Erwin Zeinstra. A supermarket owner by occupation he has officiated two world cups and three European Championships tournaments which were announced on 29th July 2021 he would be retiring from the referee on 7th August 2021 from each match he was earning approximately $10,00 per season and after retirement it will be increased.

  1. Real Name; Björn Kuipers
  2. Birth Date; 28 March 1973
  3. Born Place; Oldenzaal, Netherlands
  4. Salary; $10,000

5. Dr Felix Brych

Felix Brych is a German Football referee, he currently works for SV Am Heart, he is a FIFA-listed official who is from UEFA elite category and each match earns $10,000 he is not only goods in sports but also in studies as by the name you can see he has done good education. In 2018 he was chosen for the FIFA World Cup in Russia which is going to be the second FIFA World cup of his he is one of the most hardworking and his salary will increase base on his performance.

  1. Real Name; Dr Felix Brych
  2. Birth Date; 3 August 1975
  3. Born Place; Munich, West Germnay
  4. Salary; $10,000

6. Clèment Turpin

Clément Turpin is a French Footballer referee, he has been a FIFA listed referee since 2010, and a UEFA Elite group since 2012, the French Football Federation awarded Clément Turpin whereas he is the best French referee in May 2016, and in the year 2014 and 2018 he was a referee at World Cup Qualifiers also he was seen in a most recent match in the UEFA Europa League his per season salary is $10,000.

  1. Real Name; Clément Turpin
  2. Birth Date; 16 May 1982
  3. Born Place; Paris, France
  4. Salary; $10,000

7. Antonio Mateu Lahoz

Antonio Mateu is a Spanish association Footballer referee who has refereed LA Liga matches since 2008, he is also an international referee with experience at 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers, 2018 FIFA World Qualifiers, and the 2018 FIFA World Cup he is best known for his chatty and “quirky” approach to refereeing he earns $8000 per season his match and his income will keep on growing more in upcoming times.

  1. Real Name; Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz
  2. Birth Date; 12 March 1977
  3. Born Place; Valenica, Spain
  4. Salary; $8000

8. Danny Makkelie

Danny Makkelie is a Dutch professional football referee, beside referee he also works as a police inspector in Rotterdam and as a referee coach for the Royal Dutch Football Association, he has been a FIFA listed referee since 2011 he is a UEFA Elite official he officiated in 2021 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship final. He earns $8000 per season currently.

  1. Real Name; Danny Desmond Makkelie
  2. Birth Date; 28 January 1983
  3. Born Place; Willemstad
  4. Salary; $8000

9. Daniele Orsato

Daniele Orsato is an Italian Football referee, he has officiated in World Cup qualification matches for the year 2014 and Euro 2012. In the year 2020, the UEFA Champions League final between Paris Saint Germain and Bayern Munich in the second leg of Chelsea UEFA champion league semi-finals against Real Madrid 2021 he earns $8000 per match. Also, in 2020 he was named an outstanding Football adjudicator.

  1. Real Name; Daniele Orsato
  2. Birth Date; 23rd Nov 1975
  3. Born Place; Italy
  4. Salary; $8000

10. Gianluca Rocchi

He is the last and considers as one of the est Italian referees who started his profession in the year 1990, he has been officiated 38 matches in three Serie C seasons and his per season salary is approximately $8,000 but it will keep on changing in the upcoming times and he is one of the most hardworking and kind people in the Football world one could come across.

  1. Real Name; Gianluca Rocchi
  2. Birth Date;25th Aug 1973
  3. Born Place; Italy
  4. Salary; $8000

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