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Michael Weiner (born 21 March 1969) is a former German football referee who is based in Giesen. He refereed for TSV Ottenstein of the Lower Saxony Football Association.

Michael Weiner
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Weiner in 2011
Born (1969-03-21) 21 March 1969 (age 50)
Ottenstein, West Germany
Other occupation Chief superintendent
Years League Role
1993–2016 DFB Referee
1995–2016 2. Bundesliga Referee
2000–2016 Bundesliga Referee
Years League Role
2002–2012 FIFA listed Referee

Refereeing careerEdit

Weiner was entitled to take charge of matches in DFB-administered leagues in 1993. Two years later, he was promoted to the 2. Bundesliga before eventually working his first Bundesliga match in 1998.[1]

In 2002, Weiner was admitted to the FIFA list of referees. He was one of the referees at the 2003 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship. He has been in charge of 16 international matches until this date.[2]

Weiner was the referee of the 2006–07 DFB-Pokal Final between VfB Stuttgart and 1. FC Nürnberg.

Weiner retired from officiating in 2016 because he reached the age limit for German referees, which is 47. His final Bundesliga match officiated was between Borussia Dortmund and 1. FC Köln.[3]

Personal lifeEdit

Unit 2014 Weiner was chief superintendent and director of the police station in Holzminden.[4] Meanwhile, Weiner operates a department in the Göttingen police department.[5] He lives with his family in Giesen.


  1. ^ "Michael Weiner". kicker (sports magazine). Retrieved 1 March 2011.
  2. ^ "Schiedsrichter der Bundesligen: Michael Weiner". German Football Association. Retrieved 1 March 2011.
  3. ^ "Drei Bundesliga-Schiris gehen in Rente" [Three Bundesliga referees retire]. (in German). Sport1. 12 May 2016. Retrieved 14 May 2016.
  4. ^ Polizei Niedersachsen: Polizeikommissariat Holzminden, Retrieved 13 August 2012
  5. ^ Ab sofort eine neue Leitung: Polizeichef Michael Weiner verlässt die Holzmindener Polizei Archived 3 June 2016 at the Wayback Machine, Retrieved 6 May 2015

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