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Bas Nijhuis (born 12 January 1977) is a Dutch football referee. Since 2007 he has officiated for FIFA international matches.[1] Nijhuis comes from Enschede and is full-time baker.

Bas Nijhuis
Bas Nijhuis (2017).jpg
Full name Hendrikus Sebastian Nijhuis
Born (1977-01-12) 12 January 1977 (age 42)
Enschede, Netherlands
Domestic
Years League Role
Eredivisie Referee
International
Years League Role
2007– FIFA listed Referee

Inspired by his father, who had also served as a referee, Nijhuis began refereeing at the age of 15 years.[2] In March 2005 he made his debut in a SC Heerenveen match against RKC Waalwijk in the highest Dutch league, the Eredivisie. He has served as an official in the group stages of the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Cup in 2007 after being appointed as a FIFA referee. In 2009, Nijhuis was one of six referees at the FIFA U-20 World Cup.

In 2011, he was selected for the U-17 World Cup in Mexico.[3] Nijhuis has also officiated in qualifying matches for the 2010[4] and 2014[5] World Cups.

On 21 December 2011 Bas Nijhuis sent off AZ Alkmaar goalkeeper Esteban Alvarado in a KNVB Cup second round match against Ajax after he retaliated following an attack by a pitch invader.[6] Alvarado's sending off caused his manager, Gertjan Verbeek, to order the team to walk off and abandon the match in protest.[7]

International matches refereedEdit

Date Match Results Type Yellow card Red and yellow card Red card
26-03-2008   Belgium  Morocco 1 – 4 Friendly 2 0 0
10-06-2009   England  Andorra 6 – 0 UEFA qualifier 3 0 0
18-11-2009   Malta  Bulgaria 1 – 4 Friendly 4 0 0
27-05-2010   Denmark  Senegal 2 – 0 Friendly 0 0 0
17-11-2010   Hungary  Lithuania 2 – 0 Friendly 3 0 0
29-03-2011   Estonia  Serbia 1 – 1 UEFA qualifier 6 0 0
06-10-2017 Republic of Ireland - Moldova 2 - 0 UEFA 2 3 1

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ FIFA. "Netherlands: Referees". Retrieved on 23 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Perfekte Mischung in der Ukraine". UEFA.com. 28 July 2009. Archived from the original on 11 July 2012. Retrieved 22 December 2011.
  3. ^ FIFA. "Match Report - USA - New Zealand 0:0". 25 June 2011. Retrieved on 23 May 2013.
  4. ^ FIFA. "Match Report - England - Andorra 6:0 (3:0)" Archived May 13, 2013, at the Wayback Machine. 10 June 2009. Retrieved on 23 May 2013.
  5. ^ FIFA. "Match Report - FYR Macedonia - Serbia 1:0 (0:0)". 16 October 2012. Retrieved on 23 May 2013.
  6. ^ "Ajax vs AZ abandoned after goalkeeper Esteban Alvarado gets sent off for kicking pitch invader". Goal.com. 21 December 2011. Retrieved 21 December 2011.
  7. ^ The Associated Press (21 December 2011). "Ajax Dutch cup match against AZ Alkmaar halted after fan runs onto field". Winnipeg Free Press. Retrieved 21 December 2011.

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