Terje Hauge

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Terje Hauge
Hauge og Leigh.jpg
Hauge in 2009
Born (1965-10-05) 5 October 1965 (age 49)
Bergen, Norway
Nationality Norwegian
Occupation Football referee, referee advisor

Terje Hauge (born 5 October 1965 in Bergen, Norway) is a Norwegian football referee from the club Olsvik IL.

Refereeing career[edit]

Since he made his debut in 1990, Hauge has refereed 232 matches in the Tippeligaen. He has been an authorised FIFA referee since 1993. He won the Kniksen award as referee of the year in the Tippeligaen in 2004, 2007 and 2010. Hauge is currently ranked as an Elite referee in the UEFA Referees Categories.[1]

Hauge has also refereed in the 2002 World Cup, Euro 2000 (4th referee), Euro 2004 and the 1996 and 2003 Norwegian cup finals.[2] He also refereed the UEFA Super Cup match between FC Porto and Valencia CF at the Stade Louis II in Monaco on 27 August 2004.[3]

Hauge was not selected to referee at the Euro 2008 tournament however, his fellow countryman and colleague Tom Henning Øvrebø given the honor instead. This marked the first time Øvrebø was selected over Hauge to referee at a major tournament.[citation needed]

Other games[edit]

UEFA Champions League[edit]

Chelsea vs. Barcelona[edit]

In a UEFA Champions League tie between Chelsea and Barcelona, Hauge sent off Chelsea defender Asier del Horno for a challenge on Barcelona's Lionel Messi, and Chelsea eventually slipped to a 2–1 defeat. After the match Hauge allegedly received death threats from Chelsea fans,[4] but stood by his decision.[5] This incident was not unlike what fellow referee Anders Frisk had faced the previous year after refereeing a Champions League game between these two sides.

Final[edit]

On 17 May 2006, Terje Hauge became the first Norwegian referee to referee in a UEFA Champions League Final. He took charge of the match between Arsenal and Barcelona at the Stade de France in Paris. During the match, he created history when he showed a red card to goalkeeper Jens Lehmann of Arsenal, making Lehmann the first player ever to be sent off in a Champions League Final.[6]

Hauge later admitted that although he was pleased with his overall display, he might have been too hasty in sending off Lehmann, and on hindsight should have taken more time to make a decision.[7]

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