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Daniele Orsato (born 23 November 1975 in Montecchio Maggiore)[1] is an Italian football referee.

Daniele Orsato
Daniele Orsato 2016.jpg
Full name Daniele Orsato
Born (1975-11-23) 23 November 1975 (age 43)
Vicenza, Italy
Years League Role
Serie A Referee
Years League Role
2010– FIFA listed Referee

Orsato became a FIFA referee in 2010.[2] He has served as a referee in qualifying matches for the 2014 World Cup[3] and Euro 2012.[4]

Orsato refereed group stage matches in the 2012–13, 2013–14, and 2014–15 UEFA Champions League competitions.[5]

In 2016, Orsato refereed the round of 16 match between PSV and Atletico Madrid in the 2015–16 UEFA Champions League.[5]

On 14 March 2017, Orsato refereed the round of 16 match between Leicester City and Sevilla in the 2016–17 UEFA Champions League[6] and was highly praised for his performance.[7]

On 1 July 2018, Orsato was appointed a VAR referee for the 2018 Fifa World Cup match between Croatia and Denmark.

On February 12, 2019, Orsato refereed the round of 16 first leg match between Manchester United and PSG in the UEFA Champions League. He gave out 10 yellow cards (6 for Manchester United and 4 for PSG) and sent off Paul Pogba in the 89th minute.

On the 19th of April, 2019 he refereed Eintracht Frankfurt vs Sport Lisboa e Benfica in the Europa League Quarterfinals, allowing an offside goal to stand which led to Eintracht going through to the semi-finals. [8] [9]


  1. ^ Profile
  2. ^ FIFA. "Italy: Referees". Retrieved on 17 May 2013.
  3. ^ FIFA. "Match Report - Moldova - Montenegro 0:1 (0:0)". 22 March 2013. Retrieved on 17 May 2013.
  4. ^ UEFA. "Georgia 1-2 Greece". 11 October 2011. Retrieved on 17 May 2013.
  5. ^ a b "Palmares for Daniele Orsato". Retrieved 15 March 2017.
  6. ^ "Orsato pitará en Leicester: con él, el Sevilla ganó en Villarreal". Retrieved March 15, 2017.
  7. ^ "Referee Daniele Orsato made some huge calls that were absolutely correct in Leicester's victory over Sevilla". Daily Mail. Retrieved March 15, 2017.
  8. ^ "Offside clamoroso di Kostic in Eintracht-Benfica: non c'è la Var e Orsato convalida il gol" Retrieved on April 19, 2019
  9. ^ "Veja aqui o golo do Eintracht em fora de jogo que o árbitro validou" Retrieved on April 19, 2019