Knut Kircher

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Knut Kircher
Kircher, Knut Schiri 15-16 WP.jpg
Kircher in 2016
Born (1969-02-02) 2 February 1969 (age 50)
Hirschau, West Germany[1]
Other occupation Mechanical engineer
Years League Role
1997–2016 DFB Referee
1998–2016 2. Bundesliga Referee
2002–2016 Bundesliga Referee
Years League Role
2004–2012 FIFA listed Referee

Knut Kircher (born 2 February 1969) is a former German football referee who is based in Rottenburg am Neckar.[2] He refereed for TSV Hirschau of the Württemberg Football Association.

Refereeing career[edit]

In 1998, he became a referee in the 2. Bundesliga. Kircher was then promoted to referee in the German Bundesliga for the 2001–02 season. In 2004, he became a FIFA referee. He officiated his first match on 8 September 2004; the World Cup qualifying match between Andorra and Romania (1–5).

Kircher retired from officiating in 2016 because he reached the age limit for German referees, which is 47. His final Bundesliga match officiated was between Bayern Munich and Hannover 96.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Kircher studied at and graduated from the University Albstadt-Sigmaringen engineering department. He lives in Rottenburg, and is married with three children. His main job is working at Daimler AG,[4] where he lectures.[5]


  1. ^ "Objekt des Monats Juni 2008" [Object of the month June 2008] (in German). Archived from the original on 7 June 2011. Retrieved 27 January 2010.
  2. ^ "Knut Kircher" (in German). Archived from the original on 8 June 2011. Retrieved 27 January 2010.
  3. ^ "Drei Bundesliga-Schiris gehen in Rente" [Three Bundesliga referees retire]. (in German). Sport1. 12 May 2016. Retrieved 14 May 2016.
  4. ^ "Das Daimler Blog: Knut Kircher". Daimler AG (in German). Archived from the original on 6 March 2016.
  5. ^ "Knut Kircher". 5 Sterne Team (in German). Retrieved 12 May 2016.

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