Jochen Drees

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Jochen Drees
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Drees in 2009
Full name Dr. Jochen Drees
Born (1970-03-15) 15 March 1970 (age 47)
Bad Kreuznach, West Germany
Other occupation Family physician
Domestic
Years League Role
2001–2017 DFB Referee
2003–2017 2. Bundesliga Referee
2005–2017 Bundesliga Referee

Jochen Drees (born 15 March 1970) is a former German football referee who is based in Münster-Sarmsheim. He refereed for SV Blau Weiß Münster-Sarmsheim of the Southwest German Football Association.

Refereeing career

Drees was referee for SV Blau Weiß Münster-Sarmsheim, and officiated on the DFB level since 2001. In 2003, he was appointed to officiate in the 2. Bundesliga. Drees became a Bundesliga referee at the start of the 2005–06 season, replacing the retired Torsten Koop. His first Bundesliga appearance was on 24 September 2005 in the match between VfL Wolfsburg and Eintracht Frankfurt. He was chosen as a fourth official for the referee team led by Herbert Fandel for the 2006 DFB-Pokal Final between Eintracht Frankfurt and Bayern Munich.

On 11 April 2008, Drees abandoned the Bundesliga match between 1. FC Nürnberg and VfL Wolfsburg due to heavy rain. It was the first Bundesliga match abandoned since 1976, and the first because of rain. It was only the sixth match abandoned in the history of the Bundesliga.[1]

Drees retired from officiating in 2017 because he reached the age limit for German referees, which is 47. His final Bundesliga match officiated was between Bayern Munich and SC Freiburg.[2]

Personal life

In 1989, Drees graduated from the Stefan-George-Gymnasium in Bingen am Rhein. From 1990 to 1997 he studied medicine at the University of Mainz. Since 2001, Drees has been in the practise of his father, who retired in 2003, working as a general practitioner. Drees currently lives in Münster-Sarmsheim.

References

  1. ^ Spielabbruch in Nürnberg, 11 April 2008
  2. ^ "Schiedsrichter-Quartett steigt in die Bundesliga auf" [Referee quartet promoted to the Bundesliga]. DFB.de (in German). German Football Association. 19 May 2017. Retrieved 1 June 2017. 

External links

  • Profile at dfb.de (in German)
  • Profile at worldfootball.net
  • Meidcal practise homepage (in German)
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