Claus Bo Larsen (born 28 October 1965 in Odense) is a former Danish football referee who officiates in the Danish Superliga and was FIFA-listed from 1996 to 2010. He has officiated numerous matches in the UEFA Cup and Champions League. Larsen is classified as a FIFA Top Class Referee, which is the highest level of referees. He is well known for his down-to-earth appearance on the field, preferring to control the game with a good personality rather than cautioning the players.

Claus Bo Larsen
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Born (1965-10-28) 28 October 1965 (age 54)
Odense, Denmark
Other occupation Customs clearance manager
Years League Role
1996–2010 UEFA Referee

Early careerEdit

He earned his license to officiate at an age of 16 in 1981. In 1988, he was appointed as a referee in the Denmark Series which is the 4th tier of football in Denmark. By 1994 he had made his way to the highest Danish league - The Superliga. In 1996, he was appointed FIFA-referee.[1]

International highlightsEdit

He was not a part of the squad of referees to go the 2010 FIFA World Cup, even though he refereed both the 2009 Champions League quarter-final between Liverpool F.C. and Chelsea FC and the 2009 Champions League semifinal between Manchester United and Arsenal FC. His final international appearance was in the Champions League match between AC Milan and Ajax (0-2) on Wednesday, 8 December 2010.