Sándor Puhl

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The native form of this personal name is Puhl Sándor. This article uses Western name order when mentioning individuals.
Sándor Puhl
Born (1955-07-14) 14 July 1955 (age 61)
Miskolc, Hungary[1]
Other occupation Director
Domestic
Years League Role
1984–2000 NB I Referee
International
Years League Role
1988–2000 FIFA–listed Referee

Sándor Puhl (born 14 July 1955) is a retired Hungarian football referee. He is mostly known for supervising four matches in the 1994 FIFA World Cup in the United States, including the final between Brazil and Italy. He also refereed UEFA Champions League matches, including the 1997 UEFA Champions League Final between Borussia Dortmund and Juventus. Dortmund ended up being 3-1 winners.

He was elected as IFFHS' World's Best Referee of the Year four times in a row between 1994 and 1997.[2]

After retiring as a referee, he was Deputy Chairman of the Hungarian Football Association from 2000 to 2006. He has also worked as a co-commentator for a Hungarian sports TV channel.

Puhl speaks Hungarian, German, Italian and English.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Puhl Sándor 50 éves". Ma.hu (in Hungarian). 17 July 2005. Archived from the original on 24 July 2010. Retrieved 4 August 2014. 
  2. ^ IFFHS' World's Best Referee of the Year 1987–2006

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
1992
Joe Worrall
UEFA Cup Final referee (first leg)
1993
Succeeded by
1994
Kim Milton Nielsen
Preceded by
1996
Manuel Díaz Vega
UEFA Champions League Final referee
1997
Succeeded by
1998
Hellmut Krug
Preceded by
1990
Edgardo Codesal
FIFA World Cup Final referee
1994
Sándor Puhl
Succeeded by
1998
Said Belqola