Rune Pedersen (born May 19, 1963) is a former footballreferee, representing SK Sprint-Jeløy. He was regarded as the best match official in Norway during the 1990s, and won the Kniksen award for "Referee of the year" 10 times between 1990 and 2000. Only Roy Helge Olsen stood in the way of Pedersen winning the award 10 times in a row, with his win in 1993. Rune Pedersen also won the Kniksen's honour award in 1998. Pedersen is currently the Head of Referees for the Football Association of Norway.