Referee Sergio Gonella bio

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Born
1933-05-23
Intl. since
1972-01-01
Hometown
Forte dei Marmi / Torino
Country
Italy
Speaks
Italian
Occupation
bank manager
Hobbies
 
Matches Bio Did you know? Palmares

World cup and Euro finals

2010-03-14

Sergio Gonella's debut in the Serie A was in 1965 and he was promoted UEFA referee in 1972. He lead two important finals: of the 1976 European Championships and the 1978 World Cup.

1975
In 1975 Sergio refereed the SuperCup final Dinamo Kiev vs. Bayer Munchen.

1976 EURO
In 1976 the Italian banker officiated the Euro1976 final between Checoslavakia and West Germany.

1978 WC
In 1978 Sergio took charge of the WC 1978 final between Argentina and The Netherlands. His highest merit internationally. See Did-You-Know section for details.

finished
Also in 1978 Gonella finished his career after 175 matches in the Serie A.

president
From 1998 to 2000 he was president of the Italian Referee Federation.

From our reporter: Archie Rogers