Karol Ihring

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Karol Ihring
Full name Karol Ihring
Born (1953-01-08) January 8, 1953 (age 62)[1]
Years League
1991–1999 FIFA

Karol Ihring (born 8 January 1953) is a former Slovak football referee. A former youth player with ŠK Slovan Bratislava, he served as a FIFA referee for eight years from 1991.[2]

At international level, Ihring presided over qualifiers for UEFA Euro 1996 and FIFA World Cup 1998.[3] He refereed Liverpool's shock UEFA Cup defeat to Brøndby in October 1995.[4] After hanging up his whistle, Ihring served as a director for FK Dukla Banská Bystrica from 2000 until 2007.[2] Ihring also inspired his niece, Saša Ihringová, to take up officiating.[5]


  1. ^ "FOOTBALL - Karol Ihring". Eurosport.com. Retrieved 2011-05-15. 
  2. ^ a b Marcel Pobežka (2009-12-22). "Nový predseda Oblastného zväzu Karol Ihring" (in Slovak). ZIAR.SME.sk. Retrieved 2011-05-15. 
  3. ^ "Palmares for Karol Ihring". WorldReferee.com. Retrieved 2011-05-15. 
  4. ^ Guy Hodgson (1995-11-01). "Eggen cracks Liverpool code". The Independent. Retrieved 2011-05-15. 
  5. ^ Kristína Havasová (2003-01-13). "High-flying Slovak female soccer referee scores against the men". The Slovak Spectator. Retrieved 2011-05-09.