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Gianluca Paparesta (born 25 May 1969 in Bari) is a former Italian football referee. He was implicated in the 2006 Calciopoli scandal[1] and has not refereed since.

BiographyEdit

He has never refereed any World Championship or European Championship matches, but has refereed nine matches in the UEFA Cup[2] as well as 2006 World Cup qualifiers.[3]

In May 2014 Paparesta headed a consortium that bought Serie B club A.S. Bari for € 4.8 million. [4]

In August 2019 he was unveiled as part of the non-technical staff at the newly-refounded Palermo, where he will be in charge of media-related duties.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ruperto, Cesare; Zoppellari, Mario; Porceddu, Carlo; Lo Piano, Michele; Marziale, Giuseppe; Metitieri, Antonio. "Testo Della Decisione Relativa al Comm. Uff. N. 1/C - Riunione del 29 Giugno / 3-4-5-6-7 Luglio 2006". La Gazzetta dello Sport, 14 July 2006. Retrieved on 16 May 2013.
  2. ^ Statistics at Weltfussball.de
  3. ^ FIFA. "Match Report - Estonia - Russia 1:1 (0:1)" Archived February 4, 2009, at the Wayback Machine. 30 March 2005. Retrieved on 16 May 2013.
  4. ^ Reuters Soccer-Troubled Bari bought by former referee Paparesta in auction 20 May 2014. Retrieved on 24 May 2014.
  5. ^ "Nuovo Palermo: Pergolizzi firma, in società anche Rinaudo e Paparesta" (in Italian). Giornale di Sicilia. 3 August 2019. Retrieved 3 August 2019.

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