Open main menu
Stefano Farina.

Stefano Farina (19 September 1962 in Ovada – 23 May 2017[1] in Genova) was an Italian football referee.

In a 27-year career, he refereed several high-profile matches in Serie A and the UEFA Champions League, including the 2006 UEFA Super Cup final in Monaco between Barcelona and Sevilla.[2] During this time, he also had an appearance in the movie Goal II as the referee of the fictional Champions League final between Real Madrid and Arsenal.

Farina officiated in qualifiers for the 2004[3] and 2008[4] European Championships, as well as preliminary matches for the 2002[5] and 2006[6] World Cups. He is known to have served as a FIFA referee during the period from 2001[5] to 2007.[4]

He retired internationally in 2007 after reaching the mandatory retirement age of 45. He died in Genova on 23 May 2017, aged 54.[1] He was inducted into the Italian Football Hall of Fame in 2017.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Calcio mourns referee Farina. 23 May 2017. Retrieved on 23 May 2017.
  2. ^ UEFA. "Farina handed Super Cup honour". 23 August 2006. Retrieved on 17 May 2013.
  3. ^ UEFA. "Albania 0-0 Republic of Ireland". 2 April 2003. Retrieved on 17 May 2013.
  4. ^ a b UEFA. "Israel 2-1 Russia". 17 November 2007. Retrieved on 17 May 2013.
  5. ^ a b FIFA. "Match Report - Portugal - Cyprus 6:0 (1:0)". 6 June 2001. Retrieved on 17 May 2013.
  6. ^ FIFA. "Match Report - Netherlands - FYR Macedonia 0:0". 12 October 2005. Retrieved on 17 May 2013.
  7. ^ "Del Piero, Gullit, Conti and seven other legends enter the Italian Football Hall of Fame". vivoazzurro.it. 5 December 2017.

External linksEdit