Jumpei Iida

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Jumpei Iida (飯田 淳平, Iida Junpei, born 14 August 1981 in Odawara, Kanagawa) is a Japanese football referee. He has officiated matches in numerous international tournaments including EAFF Championship and AFC Cup.[1] Locally he has officiated regularly in the J. League. In 2012, he officiated in the English FA Cup and Professional Development League.[citation needed]

He broke the world record for the fastest red card decision in a professional league match on 15 April 2009, when he sent off Tokyo Verdy midfielder Tomo Sugawara 9 seconds into the match between Tokyo Verdy and Sagan Tosu.[2]

Iida also officiated the historic 2013-14 pre season friendly between Melbourne Victory and Liverpool in front of over 95 thousand spectators at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, finishing in a 2-0 win to Liverpool.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jumpei Iida - footballdatabase.eu
  2. ^ 東京V・菅原が世界最速!9秒で一発レッド [Sugawara of Tokyo Verdy gets world fastest red card in 9 seconds]. Sponichi Annex (in Japanese). Japan: Sports Nippon Newspapers. 16 April 2009. Archived from the original on 18 April 2009. Retrieved 29 December 2012.
  3. ^ http://www.foxsports.com.au/football/join-us-for-live-coverage-of-melbourne-victory-v-liverpool-kickoff-8pm-aest/story-e6frf423-1226684382937