Bruno Galler

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Bruno Galler
Born (1946-10-21) October 21, 1946 (age 69)
Baden, Switzerland
Other occupation Teacher
Years League Role
1974-1993 Swiss Nationalliga A Referee
Years League Role
1977-1993 FIFA-listed Referee

Bruno Galler (born 21 October 1946 in Baden) is a retired football referee from Switzerland. He refereed one match in the 1982 FIFA World Cup in Spain (on June 20th at El Molinón, Gijón; West Germany vs. Chile, 4-1). He also refereed the Cup Winners final on May 9th, 1990, at Gothenborg (Sampdordia Genova vs. Anderlecht, 2-0 a.e.t.), and the European Football Championship final on June 26h, 1992, at Stockholm (Danmark vs. West Germany, 2-0).

Galler was also the first foreign German Bundesliga referee in history. He refereed the match between SV Darmstadt 98 and VfL Bochum in August 1981. Mr. Galler took charge on January 19th, 1982, first leg of "Supercup" Barcelona vs. Aston Villa (1-0). On November 1st, 1983, he was suspended for 3 month by the Swiss Football Association due to a great mistake when he didn't abandon a match in first Swiss League (Kuesnacht vs Duebendorf, 1983-09-17). On September 27th, 1989, he refereed the UEFA-Cup match Ajax Amsterdam vs. Austria Vienna, and he abandoned the match in the 104th minute (score 1-1) for goalkeeper of Vienna's team, Franz Wohlfahrt, has been attacked by a thrown iron bar.


Preceded by
France Michel Vautrot
UEFA European Football Championship final referees
Succeeded by
Italy Pierluigi Pairetto
Preceded by
England George Courtney
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup Final referee
Succeeded by
Sweden Bo Karlsson