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Bastian Dankert (born 9 June 1980) is a German football referee who is based in Rostock.[1] He referees for Brüsewitzer SV of the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern State Football Association. He is a FIFA referee, and is ranked as a UEFA second group referee.

Bastian Dankert
Dankert, Bastian Schiedsrichter 10-11 WP.JPG
Dankert in 2010
Born (1980-06-09) 9 June 1980 (age 39)
Schwerin, East Germany
Other occupation Sports scientist
Years League Role
2008– DFB Referee
2011– 2. Bundesliga Referee
2012– Bundesliga Referee
Years League Role
2014– FIFA listed Referee

Refereeing careerEdit

Dankert became a DFB referee in 2008, a Bundesliga referee in 2012, and a FIFA referee in 2014.[1]

On 30 April 2018, Dankert was selected by FIFA as one of the video assistant referees for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, the first FIFA World Cup to use the technology.[2]

Personal lifeEdit

Dankert lives in Rostock and is a sports scientist. In his main profession he is the general manager and marketing director at Landesfußballverband Mecklenburg-Vorpommern e. V.[3]


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  2. ^ "Dankert und Zwayer als Video-Assistenten zur WM" [Dankert and Zwayer as video assistants for the World Cup]. (in German). kicker-sportmagazin. 30 April 2018. Retrieved 1 May 2018.
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