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André Daina (born 8 July 1940 in Esclepens) is a retired Swiss football referee. He is known for having refereed one match in the 1986 FIFA World Cup in Mexico. He also refereed one match in the 1984 UEFA European Football Championship in France. He refereed a European Cup semi-final leg in 1984 and the European Cup final in 1985. He was heavily criticised for his appalling officiating of the European Cup Final in 1985 when he awarded a penalty to Zbigniew Boniek of Juventus who was fouled two metres outside of the Liverpool penalty area. He then strangely failed to award Liverpool a penalty kick late on in the match when Ronnie Whelan was recklessly fouled by Bonnini in the Juventus penalty box.

André Daina
Born (1940-07-08) 8 July 1940 (age 79)
Esclepens, Switzerland
Years League Role
1974–1986 Swiss Nationalliga A Referee
Years League Role
1976–1986 FIFA-listed Referee


Preceded by
European Cup Final 1984
  Erik Fredriksson
European Cup Referees
Final 1985
  André Daina
Succeeded by
European Cup Final 1986
  Michel Vautrot