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Pierluigi Pairetto (born 15 July 1952 in Turin) is an Italian former football referee. Among the many prestigious games he officiated were the Euro 96 final between Germany and the Czech Republic at Wembley, and the classic USA 94 second-round clash between Romania and Argentina in Pasadena.[1]

Pierluigi Pairetto
Born (1952-07-15) 15 July 1952 (age 67)
Turin, Italy
Other occupation Veterinarian
Years League Role
1981–1998 Serie A Referee
Years League Role
1989–1997 FIFA-listed Referee

He held the position of Italian vice chairman of the UEFA Referees Committee until the summer of 2006, when it was discovered that he had been in regular telephone contact with Juventus F.C. chief executive Luciano Moggi regarding which referees would be selected for Juventus' UEFA Champions League fixtures. As a result of his involvement in this scandal, he initially received a ban of two years and six months from football, although this was later increased to three and a half years.[2]


  1. ^ Profile Archived 2007-09-29 at the Wayback Machine ‹See Tfd›(in German): website.
  2. ^ Increased ban: International Herald Tribune website.

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Preceded by
  Bruno Galler
UEFA European Football Championship final referee
Succeeded by
  Anders Frisk
Preceded by
  Piero Ceccarini
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup final referee
Succeeded by
  Markus Merk