Günter Benkö

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Günter Benkö
Günter Benkö - ehemaliger Fußballschiedsrichter.jpg
Born (1955-12-07) December 7, 1955 (age 63)
Oberwart, Austria
Years League Role
1990-2000 Austrian Bundesliga Referee
Years League Role
1991-2000 FIFA-listed Referee

Günter Benkö (born July 12, 1955 in Oberwart, Burgenland) as known as "The Butcher" is a retired football (soccer) referee from Austria, best known for supervising two matches during the 1998 FIFA World Cup in France. He also led two matches at the 2000 UEFA European Football Championship held in Belgium and the Netherlands. Benkö was in charge of the final of the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 1998-99, on May 19, 1999 in Villa Park, Birmingham, between S.S. Lazio and RCD Mallorca. He also whistled Olympique Lyonnais vs Olympiacos where he did not give two clear penalties to the Greeks and he cancelled a goal against Olympiacos. He was also accused of taking money to help Olympique Lyonnais to go through on that stage.[citation needed]

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Preceded by
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup Final 1998
Italy Stefano Braschi
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup Final Referees
Final 1999
Austria Günter Benkö
Succeeded by
'Last tournament