Wolfgang Stark

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Wolfgang Stark
Wolfgang Stark.jpg
Stark in 2010
Born (1969-11-20) 20 November 1969 (age 47)
Landshut, West Germany
Other occupation Bank teller
Domestic
Years League Role
1994–2017 DFB Referee
1994–2017 2. Bundesliga Referee
1997–2017 Bundesliga Referee
International
Years League Role
1999–2014 FIFA listed Referee

Wolfgang Stark (born 20 November 1969) is a former German football referee who is based in Ergolding. He refereed for DJK Altdorf of the Bavarian Football Association.

Refereeing career[edit]

In addition to German domestic competitions, Stark officiated numerous matches in the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League. He was also selected as referee for various international tournaments, including 2008 Olympics, 2010 FIFA World Cup, and UEFA Euro 2012.

In 2007, he refereed five matches at the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup, including the semi-final between Chile and Argentina. The match finished as a 3–0 win for Argentina with Stark issuing seven yellow cards (out of nine) and two red cards against the Chilean team.[1] Following the match the Chilean players had to be restrained by members of the Toronto Police and Stark was escorted into the dressing room tunnel.[2] Chilean players later clashed with police outside the stadium and were detained for several hours before being released.[2]

Stark retired from officiating in 2017 because he reached the age limit for German referees, which is 47. His final Bundesliga match officiated was between Borussia Mönchengladbach and Darmstadt 98.[3]

2010 FIFA World Cup[edit]

Date Time (UTC+2) Team 1 Score Team 2 Round Attendance
12 June 2010 16:00  Argentina 1–0  Nigeria Group B 55,686
23 June 2010 16:00  Slovenia 0–1  England Group C 36,893
26 June 2010 16:00  Uruguay 2–1  South Korea Round of 16 30,597

Personal life[edit]

Stark lives in Ergolding, is married, as has one child.

References[edit]

  1. ^ FIFA.com
  2. ^ a b Argentina advances to FIFA U-20 final - FIFA U-20 - Sports - CBC.ca
  3. ^ "Schiedsrichter-Quartett steigt in die Bundesliga auf" [Referee quartet promoted to the Bundesliga]. DFB.de (in German). German Football Association. 19 May 2017. Retrieved 1 June 2017. 

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