Kyros Vassaras

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Kyros Vassaras
Born (1966-02-01) 1 February 1966 (age 48)
Thessaloniki, Greece
Other occupation Travel agent
Years League Role
1995–2009 Superleague Greece Referee
Years League Role
1998–2009 FIFA listed Referee

Kyros Vassaras (born 1 February 1966) is a Greek former professional football referee. Outside of refereeing, he works as a travel agent in Thessaloniki, Greece.[1] Vassaras is also a linguist; he is able to speak Greek, German, English and Spanish.[1]

Vassaras became a FIFA referee in 1998, and refereed his first senior international in 1999, in a match between Austria and San Marino. That same year, he was selected as one of the referees for the FIFA World U-17 Championships in New Zealand. He was named as a UEFA Elite Referee in 2004 and, since then, has officiated matches in the UEFA Champions League, the European Championships and the Olympic Games.[1]

In 2009, after being left out of the list of European referees to officiate at the 2010 FIFA World Cup due to his age, he decided to completely retire from officiating.


  1. ^ a b c "Kyros Vassaras". RateTheRef. 2007. Retrieved 2007-09-12.