Claus Bo Larsen

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Claus Bo Larsen
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Born (1965-10-28) 28 October 1965 (age 49)
Odense, Denmark
Other occupation Customs clearance manager
International
Years League Role
1996–2010 UEFA Referee

Claus Bo Larsen (born 28 October 1965 in Odense) is a Danish football referee who officiates in the Danish Superliga and was FIFA-listed from 1996 to 2010. He has officiated numereous matches in the UEFA Cup and Champions League. Larsen is classified as a FIFA Top Class Referee, which is the highest level of referees. He is well known for his down-to-earth appearance on the field, preferring to control the game with a good personality rather than cautioning the players.

Early career[edit]

He earned his license to officiate at an age of 16 in 1981. In 1988 he was appointed as a referee in the Denmark Series which is the 4th tier of football in Denmark. By 1994 he had made his way to the highest Danish league - The Superliga. In 1996 he was appointed FIFA-referee.[1]

International highlights[edit]

He was not a part of the squad of referees to go the 2010 FIFA World Cup, even though he refereed both the 2009 Champions League quarter-final between Liverpool F.C. and Chelsea FC and the 2009 Champions League semifinal between Manchester United and Arsenal FC. His final international appearance was in the Champions League match between AC Milan and Ajax (0-2) on Wednesday, 8 December 2010.

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