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Jonas Eriksson (referee)

Jonas Eriksson (born 28 March 1974) is a former Swedish football referee. He was a full international referee for FIFA between 2002 and 2018.[1]

Jonas Eriksson
Jonas Eriksson (Arbitro Svedese in champions league).jpg
Eriksson in 2012
Full name Jonas Eriksson
Born (1974-03-28) 28 March 1974 (age 45)
Luleå, Sweden
Other occupation Salesman
Domestic
Years League Role
1998–2018 Superettan Referee
2000–2018 Allsvenskan Referee
International
Years League Role
2002–2018 FIFA listed Referee

CareerEdit

Eriksson became a professional referee in 1994 and has been an Allsvenskan referee since 2000. He has refereed 263 matches in Allsvenskan, 47 matches in Superettan and 112 international matches as of 2014.[1]

In August 2013, Eriksson was chosen to referee 2013 UEFA Super Cup between Chelsea and Bayern Munich.[2] He was called by FIFA to officiate in Brazil's 2014 FIFA World Cup. His first match in the World Cup was between the United States and Ghana.[3] He was the fourth official at the 2015 UEFA Champions League Final match of Juventus vs. Barcelona at Olympiastadion in Berlin, Germany on 6 June 2015.[4]

On 18 May 2016, he refereed the Europa League final between Liverpool and Sevilla.

On 30 May 2018, it was announced he would end his career as a referee.[5]

Personal lifeEdit

Eriksson currently resides in Sigtuna. He is reputedly a multi-millionaire.[6]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Elitdomare i herrfotboll" (in Swedish). svenskfotboll.se. Retrieved 21 March 2014..
  2. ^ "Eriksson to referee UEFA Super Cup". UEFA. Retrieved 26 August 2013.
  3. ^ https://my.sports.yahoo.com/blogs/soccer-dirty-tackle/swedish-millionaire-to-referee-us-world-cup-opener-against-ghana-194954265-soccer.html
  4. ^ "Çakır to referee UEFA Champions League final". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 18 May 2015. Retrieved 6 June 2015.
  5. ^ Emelie Fredriksson (30 May 2018). "Jonas Eriksson avslutar domarkarriären" (in Swedish). Sportbladet. Retrieved 30 May 2018.
  6. ^ "Sweden's laid back millionaire - Euro 2012 referee Jonas Eriksson". Goal.com. Retrieved 4 June 2012.

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