Vladimir Pettay

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Vladimir Pettay

Vladimir Leonidovich Pettay (Russian: Владимир Леонидович Петтай) (8 May 1973 – 20 June 2011)[1] was a Russian international football referee.

Pettay was born in Pudozh. In 1992, he played 24 matches as a midfielder for second-league FC Karelia Petrozavodsk, scoring two goals.[2] He later played for the first-league futsal team GTS Petrozavodsk.[1][2] He began his career as a referee in 1996.[1][2] He qualified as a FIFA referee in 2010 and worked in the 2011 CIS Cup.[1]

Pettay died in the crash of RusAir Flight 9605[3] at Besovets, near Petrozavodsk. Pettay is survived by his wife, a son, and a daughter.[2]