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Felix Zwayer (born 19 May 1981) is a German football referee who is based in Berlin. He referees for SC Charlottenburg of the Berlin Football Association. He is a FIFA referee, and is ranked as a UEFA elite group referee.

Felix Zwayer
Fußballländerspiel Österreich-Ukraine (01.06.2012) 43.jpg
Zwayer in 2012
Born (1981-05-19) 19 May 1981 (age 38)
West Berlin
Other occupation Real estate broker
Domestic
Years League Role
2004– DFB Referee
2007– 2. Bundesliga Referee
2009– Bundesliga Referee
International
Years League Role
2012– FIFA listed Referee

Refereeing careerEdit

Zwayer began officiating on the DFB level in 2004. In 2007, he was promoted to officiate in the 2. Bundesliga, as worked as an assistant referee in the Bundesliga. Two years later, Zwayer was promoted to officiate in the Bundesliga for the 2009–10 season.[1]

On 21 February 2016, Bayer Leverkusen manager Roger Schmidt was sent off by Zwayer in a match against Borussia Dortmund after disputing a free kick that led to a goal for Dortmund, the only goal of the game. Schmidt initially refused to leave, causing the referee to suspend the game and lead the players off the field, causing an eight-minute delay, before the game resumed without Schmidt on the field.[2]

On 30 April 2018, Zwayer 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.[3]

Personal lifeEdit

Zwayer is a real estate broker and lives in Berlin.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Schiedsrichter-Duo steigt auf" [Referee duo promoted]. kicker.de (in German). kicker-sportmagazin. 3 July 2009. Retrieved 1 May 2018.
  2. ^ "Bayer 04 Leverkusen 0-1 Borussia Dortmund". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 22 February 2016. Retrieved 7 July 2017.
  3. ^ "Dankert und Zwayer als Video-Assistenten zur WM" [Dankert and Zwayer as video assistants for the World Cup]. kicker.de (in German). kicker-sportmagazin. 30 April 2018. Retrieved 1 May 2018.

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