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Gianluca Rocchi (Italian: [dʒanˈluːka ˈrɔkki]; born 25 August 1973) is an Italian association football referee.

Gianluca Rocchi
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Gianluca Rocchi (2017)
Full name Gianluca Rocchi
Born (1973-08-25) 25 August 1973 (age 45)
Florence, Italy
Domestic
Years League Role
2003–2010 Serie B Referee
2004–present Serie A Referee
International
Years League Role
2008–present FIFA listed Referee
2010–present UEFA Elite Referee

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CareerEdit

Rocchi started in 2000 refereeing 38 matches in three Serie C seasons. He was later promoted to the higher series, making his debut in U.S. Lecce-Reggina Calcio (16 May 2004). In 2010, when the National Referee Committee for Serie A and Serie B split, he was assigned to Serie A's Committee.

He made his international debut on 26 May 2008, in a friendly match between Netherlands and Greece national under-19 football team. He was later called-up for European club cup matches (first for the UEFA Cup during the 2008–09 season, then for the Champions League during the 2010–11 season).[1]

He refereed three international matches during the UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying, and later was called-up as referee for the Men's football tournament at 2012 Summer Olympics in London.[2]

On 18 August 2013, Rocchi refereed the Supercoppa Italiana Final between Juventus and Lazio.[3]

On 21 May 2016, Rocchi refereed the 2016 Coppa Italia Final between Milan and Juventus.[4]

In April 2017, FIFA announced that Rocchi had been chosen as one of the referees for the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia.[5]

In July 2017, UEFA announced that Rocchi had been chosen to referee the UEFA Super Cup Final between Real Madrid and Manchester United.[6]

On 29 March 2018, FIFA announced that he will officiate some matches at 2018 FIFA World Cup along with Elenito Di Liberatore and Mauro Tonolini as assistant referees.[7]

On 13 May 2019, UEFA announced that Rocchi had been chosen to referee the 2019 UEFA Europa League Final between Chelsea and Arsenal.[8]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Gianluca Rocchi will referee Manchester City-Real Madrid". Real Madrid. 19 November 2012.
  2. ^ "Gianluca Rocchi". www.worldfootball.net. Retrieved 21 May 2019.
  3. ^ "Juventus 4–0 Lazio". Soccerway. 18 August 2013. Retrieved 21 May 2019.
  4. ^ "Milan 0–1 Juventus" (in Italian). www.legaseriea.it. 21 May 2016. Retrieved 21 May 2019.
  5. ^ "La Fifa sceglie Rocchi" (in Italian). www.raisport.rai.it. 27 April 2017. Retrieved 21 May 2019.
  6. ^ "Rocchi to referee 2017 UEFA Super Cup". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 20 July 2017. Retrieved 20 July 2017.
  7. ^ "List of Match Officials at 2018 FIFA World Cup" (PDF). fifa.com. 29 March 2018. Retrieved 31 March 2018.
  8. ^ "Referee team appointed for UEFA Europa League final in Baku". UEFA.com. 13 May 2019. Retrieved 21 May 2019.
  9. ^ "Gran Galà del calcio AIC 2018: Icardi il miglior giocatore 2017-2018. Tutti i premi" (in Italian). sport.sky.it. 3 December 2018. Retrieved 3 December 2018.

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