Referee Ivan Bebek bio

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in South Africa, 2009
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Born
1977-05-30
Intl. since
2003-01-01
Hometown
Rijeka
Country
Croatia
Speaks
Croatian, English and Italian
Occupation
insurer, economist
Hobbies
travelling
 
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Referee father

2014-08-28

Ivan Bebek became a referee in the first league when his father was chief of the referees commission. At that time he was only 23.
Bebek was a Premier category referee which meant he had a chance to move up to become an Elite ref, but halfway 2011 he was put back in the first category.

matches
Ivan Bebek is slowly working his way up, from qualifiers to a match in the group stage of the Champions League and the round of 16 in the UEFA Cup, both 2007.
The Croat went to EURO 2008 as a 4th official.

2010
Until February 2010 Bebek was on the short list of referees for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. But his name was not on the final list, not being an elite referee he would have never have been more than a stand-by or maybe 4th official.

2014
During the years Ivan is refereeing more Champion League matches, although the best referee from Croatia is mostly selected for Europa League matches. In 2013 Bebek was selected for EURO u19 2013.

From our reporter: Archie Rogers