Mario van der Ende

Mario van der Ende (born March 28, 1956, in The Hague, South Holland) is a retired football referee and coordinator from the Netherlands. He is mostly known for supervising five matches in the FIFA World Cup: three in 1994[1] and two in 1998.[2] Van der Ende also officiated one match in the 1996 European Championships,[3] two UEFA Super Cup matches and many in the Champions League.[4] In 1990, he got his FIFA badge as a referee. His hometown is Naarden. On 12 August 2008, Van der Ende was appointed as interim technical director for Australia to replace the outgoing Rob Baan.[5]

Mario van der Ende
Born (1956-03-28) March 28, 1956 (age 66)
Den Haag, Netherlands
Other occupation Referee coordinator
Years League Role
1987–2002 Dutch Eredivisie Referee
Years League Role
1990–2001 FIFA-listed Referee

Van der Ende retired from FIFA in 2001, due to cancer. He also appointed to retire many times, but he cured so he made a comeback. He still is a referee observer for FIFA and presently[when?] works in Australia.


  1. ^ RSSSF. "World Cup 1994 finals". Retrieved on May 23, 2013.
  2. ^ "World Cup 1998 finals". RSSSF. Retrieved on May 23, 2013.
  3. ^ UEFA. "Denmark 1-1 Portugal". June 9, 1996. Retrieved on May 23, 2013.
  4. ^ Haisma, Marcel. "Referees' Records of Finals and Matches in European Cups". RSSSF, January 9, 2008. Retrieved on May 23, 2013.
  5. ^ "Push For Referees To Have Media Voice". Retrieved March 31, 2017.

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