Myroslav Stupar

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Myroslav Stupar
Personal information
Full name Myroslav Ivanovych Stupar
Date of birth (1941-08-27) 27 August 1941 (age 77)
Place of birth Stanislav, Ukrainian SSR
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1958–1961 Spartak Stanislav
1962–1963 Volyn Lutsk
1964–1965 Dynamo Khmelnytskyi
1966–1969 Spartak Ivano-Frankivsk
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only
Myroslav Stupar
Years League Role
1973–1991 Soviet Top League Referee
Years League Role
1977-1982 FIFA listed Referee

Myroslav Ivanovych Stupar (Ukrainian: Мирослав Іванович Ступар; Russian: Мирослав Иванович Ступар; born August 27, 1941 in Stanislav) is a former Soviet goalkeeper and football referee from Ukraine.


As a player, he was a goalkeeper and played for Spartak Stanislav / Ivano-Frankivsk, FC Volyn Lutsk, Dinamo Khmelnytskyi, also for the FC Dynamo Kyiv reserves.

As a referee he officiated at about 150 matches of the Soviet Top League. Stupar twice refereed Soviet Cup finals (1979, 1981). He appeared 7 times in the Soviet annual best referees list.

He refereed the 1982 World Cup game in Valladolid, Spain, between France and Kuwait. France were leading 3-1 when their midfielder Alain Giresse broke through to score a fourth goal. The Kuwaiti players protested, claiming that they had stopped playing because they had heard a whistle from the crowd and thought it was the referee blowing. Stupar ended up disallowing Giresse's goal and the game resumed with a dropped-ball at the spot where it was believed the game stopped at the whistle. France ended up winning 4-1.

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