Stark in 2010
20 November 1969|
Landshut, West Germany
|Other occupation||Bank teller|
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. 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. Chilean players later clashed with police outside the stadium and were detained for several hours before being released.
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.
2010 FIFA World Cup
|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|
Stark lives in Ergolding, is married, as has one child.
- Argentina advances to FIFA U-20 final - FIFA U-20 - Sports - CBC.ca
- "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.