A referee with 15 years of experience. Ricci became professional ref in 2003 and entered in CBF in 2006. A very fast career. He is new on the FIFA from 2011, replacing Carlos Simon. He is a CONMEBOL Category 2 referee.
Sandro Ricci works with the federal government (who doesn't in his home town Brasilia). One year after entering for CBF in 2007, he already took charge of matches in the Serie A of the Brazilian Championship.
And in 2010 Ricci was voted best referee in Brazil.
Sandro Meira Ricci was selected for the WorldCup 2014 in Brazil in which he officiated three matches.