The Dutch referee will direct the second semi-final of the European Championship, one of his most important matches since it began. We see some interesting facts about him.
He was born on January 28, 1983 in Willemstad, Curaçao, making him 38 years old. He alternates his work as a collegiate with that of a police inspector and referee development coordinator at the Dutch federation (KNVB). He landed in the Eredivisie in 2009, aged 26, and was awarded the FIFA referee badge in 2011.
As a curious fact, in his debut in the Champions League he showed ten yellow cards and three red cards. It was on July 24, 2012, in the second leg of the qualifying qualifying round, where Slovenian NK Maribor beat (1-2) Bosnian Zeljeznicar Sarajevo.
Throughout his career, he has directed 29 Champions League matches and 21 Europa League matches between qualifiers and bets in the competition. At the national level, they have had 19 at the absolute level and 17 in lower categories.
He directed his first and only match in a Club World Cup on February 7, 2021, in a semifinal where Tigres UANL beat Palmeiras (0-1).
Spain 1 – 0 Greece (U19 European, July 15, 2012)
PEC Zwolle 1 – 0 Ajax Amsterdam (Johan Cruiff Schaal, August 3, 2014)
AZ Alkmaar 0 – 2 Vitesse Arnhem (TOTO KNVB beker, April 30, 2017)
Feyenoord Rotterdam 1 (4) – 1 (2) Vitesse Arnhem (Johan Cruiff Schaal, August 5, 2017)
Al-Nassr 1 (5) – 1 (4) Al-Taawoun (Saudi Super Cup, January 4, 2020)
Sevilla 3 – 2 Inter (Europa League, August 21, 2020)
Olympiacos 1 – 2 PAOK Thessaloniki (Kypello Elladas, May 22, 2021)