Referee teams appointed for 2023 UEFA club competition finals
Monday, May 22, 2023
The UEFA Referees Committee announces four referee teams for this season’s club finals.
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In chronological order of the date of the matches, the UEFA Referees Committee has today announced the following referee team appointments for the 2023 UEFA club competition finals.
Anthony Taylor will referee the 2023 UEFA Europa League final between Sevilla FC and AS Roma, to be played at Puskás Aréna in Budapest, Hungary, on Wednesday 31 May at 21:00 CET.
An international referee since 2013, the 44-year-old English referee has taken charge of six UEFA Champions League matches and one UEFA Europa League match this season, including the quarter-final second leg between AS Roma and Feyenoord. Taylor refereed the 2020 UEFA Super Cup which took place in the same stadium in Budapest between FC Bayern München and Sevilla FC, as well as the 2021 UEFA Nations League final between Spain and France.
Taylor will be assisted by compatriots Gary Beswick and Adam Nunn. The fourth official, Michael Oliver, and the reserve assistant referee Stuart Burt are also from England. The VAR role has been assigned to Stuart Attwell (England), and he will be aided by Christopher Kavanagh from England and Bastian Dankert from Germany.
2023 UEFA Europa League Final refereeing team
Referee: Anthony Taylor (ENG)
Assistants: Gary Beswick and Adam Nunn (ENG)
4th Official: Michael Oliver (ENG)
Reserve AR: Stuart Burt (ENG)
VAR: Stuart Attwell (ENG)
Assistant VAR: Christopher Kavanagh (ENG)
VAR Support: Bastian Dankert (GER)
The UEFA Referees Committee has also announced that Cheryl Foster will referee the 2023 UEFA Women’s Champions League final between FC Barcelona and VfL Wolfsburg, to be played at Eindhoven's PSV Stadium, in the Netherlands, on Saturday 3 June at 16:00 CET.
An international referee since 2015, the 42-year-old Welsh will take charge of her first UEFA Women’s Champions League final. This season, she has refereed three UEFA Women’s Champions League matches, including the quarter-final second leg between VfL Wolfsburg and Paris Saint-Germain. She also officiated three matches at last year’s UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 in England.
Foster will be assisted by Ireland’s Michelle O’Neill and Dutch Franca Overtoom, with Natalie Anne Aspinall from England acting as reserve assistant referee. The fourth official is Rebecca Welch (England). The VAR role has been assigned to Italian Massimiliano Irrati, and he will be accompanied by Sian Massey-Ellis from England and Maria Sole Ferrieri Caputi from Italy.
2023 UEFA Women’s Champions League Final refereeing team
Referee: Cheryl Foster (WAL)
Assistants: Michelle O’Neill (IRL) and Franca Overtoom (NED)
4th Official: Rebecca Welch (ENG)
Reserve AR: Natalie Anne Aspinall (ENG)
VAR: Massimiliano Irrati (ITA)
Assistant VAR: Sian Massey-Ellis (ENG)
VAR Support: Maria Sole Ferrieri Caputi (ITA)
The UEFA Referees Committee has revealed that Spaniard Carlos del Cerro Grande will referee the 2023 UEFA Europa Conference League final between ACF Fiorentina and West Ham United FC, to be played at Eden Arena in Prague, Czechia, on Wednesday 7 June at 21:00 CET.
Del Cerro Grande has been an international referee since 2013, and will be taking charge of his first UEFA club competition final. This season, the 47-year-old has officiated five UEFA Champions League matches and one UEFA Europa Conference League match, including the UEFA Champions League quarter-final second leg between FC Internazionale Milano and SL Benfica.
Del Cerro will be assisted by compatriots Pau Cebrian Debis and Guadalupe Porras Ayuso, with Diego Barbero Sevilla acting as reserve assistant referee. The fourth official, Jesús Gil Manzano, is also from Spain. The VAR role has been assigned to Juan Martínez Munuera (Spain), and he will be aided by Alejandro José Hernández Hernández (Spain) and Tiago Bruno Lopes Martins (Portugal).
2023 UEFA Europa Conference League Final refereeing team
Referee: Carlos del Cerro Grande
Assistants: Pau Cebrián Devis and Guadalupe Porras Ayuso (ESP)
4th Official: Jesús Gil Manzano (ESP)
Reserve AR: Diego Barbero Sevilla (ESP)
VAR: Juan Martínez Munuera (ESP)
Assistant VAR: Alejandro José Hernández Hernández (ESP)
VAR Support: Tiago Bruno Lopes Martins (POR)
The UEFA Referees Committee has appointed Szymon Marciniak to referee the 2023 UEFA Champions League final between Manchester City FC and FC Internazionale Milano, which takes place at Atatürk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul, Türkiye, on Saturday 10 June at 21:00 CET.
The 42-year-old Polish national, an international referee since 2011, will be officiating his first UEFA Champions League final, after serving as fourth official in the 2018 final. He has refereed eight UEFA Champions League matches this season as of the play-off round, including the semi-final second leg between Manchester City FC and Real Madrid CF. Last December, he refereed the 2022 FIFA World Cup final between Argentina and France in Qatar.
Marciniak will be assisted by his compatriots Paweł Sokolnicki and Tomasz Listkiewicz, with Vasile Florin Marinescu from Romania acting as reserve assistant referee. Istvan Kovacs (Romania) will be fourth official. The VAR role has been assigned to Tomasz Kwiatkowski (Poland), and he will be assisted by compatriot Bartosz Frankowski and Marco Fritz from Germany.
2023 UEFA Champions League Final refereeing team
Referee: Szymon Marciniak (POL)
Assistants: Paweł Sokolnicki and Tomasz Listkiewicz (POL)
4th Official: Istvan Kovacs (ROM)
Reserve AR: Vasile Florin Marinescu (ROM)
VAR: Tomasz Kwiatkowski (POL)
Assistant VAR: Bartosz Frankowski (POL)
VAR Support: Marco Fritz (GER)