Referee Wilmar Roldan bio

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Born
1980-01-24
Intl. since
2007-01-01
Hometown
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Country
Colombia
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Golden boy

2014-07-15

Wilmar Roldán Pérez was born in Amalfi, a little town in Antioquía, Colombia, on January 24th 1980. He´s one of the biggest promises of the South-American referee staff. He is a CONMEBOL Elite Category referee.

Early starting
Roldán started refereeing at the very early age of 14, in local and regional tournaments. His strong personality, even being very young, made people to start calling him as "The Castrilli of the North-Eastern Antioquía", because his style was similar to the very famous Argentinian referee Javier Castrilli. On February 23rd 2003, he refereed his first official game in Colombian 1st division, Millonarios-Once Caldas.

FIFA referee
He obtained the FIFA badge in January 2008 at the age of 28. Roldán became one of the youngest referees officiating at Copa Libertadores final rounds, when he took charge of the quarterfinal match (1st leg) between Boca Juniors (ARG) and Atlas (MEX). He´ll probably be Colombian Nº1 referee, Óscar Julián Ruiz' successor in a few years.

tournaments
Wilmar is selected for the 2012 Olympic tournament.

WC 2014
Wilmar Roldan was selected for the WorldCup 2014 in Brazil in which he officiated two matches.

From our reporter: Sheriff