Marco Fritz

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Marco Fritz
Fritz, Marco Schiedsrichter 08-09 WP.JPG
Fritz (middle) in 2008
Born (1977-10-03) 3 October 1977 (age 39)
Korb, West Germany
Other occupation Bank teller
Domestic
Years League Role
2006– DFB Referee
2008– 2. Bundesliga Referee
2009– Bundesliga Referee
International
Years League Role
2012– FIFA listed Referee

Marco Fritz (born 3 October 1977) is a German football referee who is based in Korb. He referees for SV Breuningsweiler of the Württemberg Football Association. He is a FIFA referee, and is ranked as a UEFA second group referee.

Refereeing career

At age six Fritz became a member of SV Breuningsweiler, for whom he has been a referee for since 1997. He officiated in the Landesverband Württemberg, and in 2006 he became a DFB referee. He first officiated in the 2. Bundesliga in the 2008–09 season. Throughout the season he awarded 34 yellow cards and one red card. Fritz was then promoted to Bundesliga referee the following season.[1][2] His first Bundeslgia match was between SC Freiburg and Bayer Leverkusen.

In 2012 Fritz was put on the FIFA referees list along with Felix Zwayer. Babak Rafati and Peter Sippel were in turn taken off the list.[3] His first international tournament was the 2012 UEFA European Under-19 Championship elite qualification. His international officiating debut was on 23 May 2012 in the match between Greece and Turkey.

Together with his assistants Dominik Schaal and Marcel Pelgrim, Fritz was chosen as the referee for the 2016 DFB-Pokal Final, which took place on 21 May 2016 in the Olympiastadion in Berlin between Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund.[4]

Personal life

Fritz is a banker and lives in Korb. His hobbies include sports and music.[5]

References

  1. ^ Schiedsrichter-Duo steigt auf; kicker.de, 3 July 2009
  2. ^ Thomas Schwarz: "Schiedsrichter aus dem Rems-Murr-Kreis: Aufstieg in Königsklasse". Archived from the original on 19 August 2009. Retrieved 2016-05-13. ; Stuttgarter Zeitung, 14 August 2009; Retrieved on 5 May 2014
  3. ^ Fandel: „Unsere Schiedsrichter pfeifen auf hohem Niveau“ Archived 5 May 2014 at the Wayback Machine.; Deutscher Fußball-Bund, Report from 14 January 2012
  4. ^ "Marco Fritz pfeift das DFB-Pokalfinale in Berlin". DFB - Deutscher Fußball-Bund e.V. Retrieved 13 May 2016. 
  5. ^ "Schiedsrichter der Bundesligen". DFB - Deutscher Fußball-Bund e.V. Retrieved 13 May 2016. 

External links

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