Harm Osmers (born 28 January 1985) is a German football referee who is based in Hanover. He referees for SV Baden of the Lower Saxony Football Association. He is a FIFA referee, and is ranked as a UEFA second category referee.

Harm Osmers
Born (1985-01-28) 28 January 1985 (age 34)
Bremen, West Germany[1]
Other occupation Investment controller
Years League Role
2009– DFB Referee
2011– 2. Bundesliga Referee
2016– Bundesliga Referee
Years League Role
2020– FIFA listed Referee

Refereeing careerEdit

Osmers began as a referee at his hometown club SV Baden and in 2001 became a B-youth referee.[2] In 2009, he became a DFB referee, and was appointed as a 2. Bundesliga referee in 2011.[3] Since 2011, he also serves as an assistant referee and fourth official in the Bundesliga. On 15 July 2015, he made an international debut as an assistant for Daniel Siebert for the UEFA Champions League qualifier between Celtic and Stjarnan. In the summer of 2016, Osmers was one of four referees promoted to officiate in the Bundesliga.[4]

Personal lifeEdit

Osmers has a diploma in business administration and works as an investment controller in Hanover.


  1. ^ Friedhelm Müller-Düring (30 January 2016). "Unter den kritischen Augen von Millionen" (in German). Nordwest-Zeitung. Retrieved 29 May 2016.
  2. ^ Alexandra Rose (6 July 2011). "Harm Osmers: "Ich freue mich über jeden Einsatz"" (in German). Kreiszeitung. Retrieved 29 May 2016.
  3. ^ "Schiedsrichterprofil Harm Osmers" (in German). Deutscher Fußball-Bund. Retrieved 29 May 2016.
  4. ^ "Schiedsrichter-Quartett steigt in die Bundesliga auf" (in German). Deutscher Fußball-Bund. 24 June 2016. Retrieved 24 June 2016.

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