In the world of soccer the referee is someone who has been appointed to be a court judge in a sporting event.

Football matches cannot be separated from the role of a referee who is very decisive, where he must take full responsibility in making important decisions various things will appear in the game of football, whether bad or violations committed by the players. That is the referee who must be responsible for what happens on the green field. Sometimes in soccer matches, referees often become controversial things that have happened. Behind the controversial actions of referees there are green court judges who are considered very good and strict, this will be the referee's decision when on the field but all of them are not error-free as ordinary people.

For all football sports lovers, it may sound familiar with the best referees who appear in the green field. They are the best referees in the history of world football. Who are they...!!

Markus Merk

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Markus Merk is a former German referee. he was the best referee in the Bundesliga six times, starting in 1995, 1996, 2000, 2003, 2004 and 2006.

Markus, who is now 53 years old, is a judge in the final Euro 2004 match. In addition, he also became a referee in the Champions League final in 2003.

Nicola Rizzola

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Nicola is one of the best referees owned by FIFA. During his career he often led important matches. Among them is the referee who led the 2014 World Cup final between Germany and Argentina.

In addition, he led the Europa League final in 2010 and the Champions League final in 2013 between Bayen Muenchen vs. Dortmund.

Sandor Puhl

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Sandor Puhl is the best referee of his time from Hungary. He was refereed from 1988 to 2000. The 59-year-old man was the best IFFHS referee for four consecutive times, from 1994 to 1997.

he was the judge of the 1994 World Cup final, which brought Brazil to face Italy. Puhl also led the 1997 Champions League final.

Kim Milton Nielsen

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Kim Milton Nielsen is a former Danish international referee. he has led 154 International matches and 53 Champions League parties.

Now the 54-year-old man is known to the public after giving a red card to British legend David Beckham who kicked the Argentine who currently coaches Atletico Madrid, Diego Simeone in the 1998 World Cup.

Nielsen was the referee who led the AS Monaco match against Porto in the Champions League final in 2004. At that time, Porto became the winner.

Peter Mikkelsen

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Peter Mikkelsen was a Danish referee who had retired in 1998. The 55-year-old court judge was the best referee in European football twice, in 1992 and 1996.

Apart from that, he also led five World Cup matches in 1990 and 1994. After retiring as a referee, he chose to become a teacher in Denmark.

Howard Webb

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Howard Webb is the best referee in the English Premier League. Now the 44-year-old man has retired and has led 534 matches.

During his time as referee, he issued 1,694 yellow cards and 68 red cards. In 2010 Webb became the first referee to lead in two finals, namely the Champions League and World Cup. In the 2010 World Cup final, Webb annoyed football lovers. How not, he issued 14 yellow cards when the Netherlands faced Spain.

Pierluigi Collina

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Pierluigi Collina is the best bald-headed referee who is very strict and has never hesitated to make a decision in a match.

Courage and firmness in a match make Collina as FIFA's best referee in six consecutive years, in 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003. In addition, Collina also became the best Serie A referee seven times, namely in 1997, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005.

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