Svein-Erik Edvartsen

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Svein-Erik Edvartsen in April 2009

Svein-Erik Edvartsen (born 21 May 1979) is a Norwegian football referee and sports management professional.

He debuted as a first division referee on 11 August 2002 in the game between Skeid and Tromsdalen. He debuted as a referee in the Norwegian Premier League in 2006. Edvartsen is also a referee principal in the Norwegian Ice Hockey Federation and represents Hamar IL (football) and Storhamar Dragons (hockey).[1] In 2010, an IK Start chairman called Edvartsen a "Tandori [sic] referee". The case received extensive press coverage.[2]

He is at present the CEO of the ice hockey club Lørenskog, and has previously been CEO at Storhamar and football club Hamarkameratene.

Edvartsen is of Pakistani ancestry.[3]

Edvartsen became a FIFA referee in 2013.[4] Edvartsen also has his own army on the video game Grand Theft Auto. The army is called Edvartsens Arme