Gottfried Dienst

Gottfried Dienst (Basel, 9 September 1919 – Bern, 1 June 1998[1]) was a Swiss association football referee. He was mostly known as the referee of the 1966 FIFA World Cup Final.[2]

Gottfried Dienst who officiated World Cup Final.

Dienst is one of only four men to have twice refereed a European Cup final, which he did in 1961 and 1965, and one of only two (the other being the Italian Sergio Gonella) to have refereed both the European Championship and the World Cup finals. He refereed the original 1968 European Championship final, which ended in a 1–1 draw between Italy and Yugoslavia. The final was replayed two days later; refereed by the Spaniard José María Ortiz de Mendíbil, the Italians won 2–0.


Sporting positions
Gottfried Dienst
Preceded by
1960 European Cup Final
Jack Mowat
1961 European Cup Final Referee Succeeded by
1962 European Cup Final
Leo Horn
Preceded by
1964 European Cup Final
Josef Stoll
1965 European Cup Final Referee Succeeded by
1966 European Cup Final
Rudolf Kreitlein
Preceded by
1962 FIFA World Cup Final
Nikolay Latyshev
1966 FIFA World Cup Final Referee Succeeded by
1970 FIFA World Cup Final
Rudi Glöckner
Preceded by
1964 European Nations' Cup Final
Arthur Holland
UEFA Euro 1968 Final Referee Succeeded by
UEFA Euro 1972 Final
Ferdinand Marschall