Referee Alberto Undiano Mallenco dyk

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Born
1973-10-08
Intl. since
2004-01-01
Hometown
Ansoain (Navarra)
Country
Spain
Speaks
Spanish, English
Occupation
sociologist
Hobbies
 
Matches Bio Did you know? Palmares

melon

2010-04-12

Undiamo Mallenco, in a Forrest Gumpish mood, once said that a match is like a melon: you never know what will happen when you open it.

His style - considered "English" in Spain, because he tries to avoid booking players, keeps the ball running and often engages in a dialogue with the players - pleased not only the leaders of the Spanish Federation but also the team managers. Still. according to his stats he shows an average of 7 yellow cards per match, in Spain. Most Spanish referees have a similar average.

Undiano was elected ref of the year 2006/2007 (final mark 9.92) and 2008/2009 (final mark 9.91) by the Spanish Referee's Comittee (CTA).

He also took charge of matches in Russia (CSKA - Spartak, 2007) and in Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

From our reporter: Karl Muller