Referees from France

Clément Turpin
Intl. since: 2010
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Turpin is a UEFA Second Category referee. He is the youngest ever in France to get the FIFA badge.
Gilles Veissiere
Intl. since: 1992
Hometown: Nice
You could call Gilles Veissiere an almost great referee. Many Champions League matches (6 in 2001-2002), matches in European Championships 2000 and 2004 and two matches in the 2002
Michel Vautrot
Intl. since: 1975
Hometown: Besancon
From 1986 till 1992 Vautrot interviewed famous French people for the radio. Among them were l'Abbe Pierre, Yannick Noah, Prince Albert, Bernard Tapie and Patrick Bruel.
Laurent Duhamel
Intl. since: 1999
Hometown: Pavilly
Laurent Duhamel often officiated together with his brother Stéphane as one of his assistants. But in February 2012 Stephane committed suicide. Stephane had been on the FIFA list
Alain Sars
Intl. since: 1993
Hometown: Brin Sur Seille
Alain Sars won WorldReferee's bronze whistle in 2005.
Joel Quiniou
Intl. since: 1983
Hometown: Paris
Due to heavy fog the 1986 third round UEFA Cup match Inter vs Dukla had to be abandoned in the 77th minuted and replayed a few days later. Same place, same ref.
Ruddy Buquet
Intl. since: 2011
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Ruddy received his badge in 2011, he started as a category 3 ,now 2, ref.
Stéphane Lannoy
Intl. since: 2006
Hometown: Sailly sur la lys
During a match between Lyon and Rennes april 2007, Lyon player Milan Barros made a discriminatory gesture towards Rennes player Stéphane Mbia. Barros squeezed his nose implying
Tony Chapron
Intl. since: 2007
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In 2007 Tony Capron had to stop a Ligue 1 game for 20 minutes when a flare was thrown between the fans. Police sprayed tear gas to break up the trouble and Chapron sent the
Robert Wurtz
Intl. since: 1970
Hometown: Climbach
The 1978 World Cup, Argentina was not doing well and needed to win against Peru with at least 4 go
Claude Colombo
Intl. since:
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This century, Claude Colombo's level of matches have gone down from 2nd round Champions League matches in 2001 and 2002 to a sole qualifier for the same tournament in 2005. From ma
Bertrand Layec
Intl. since: 2002
Hometown: Saint Ave Morbihan
A manager from Brittany and French referee of the year in 2002 and 2003, Layec officiates in the French Premier League since 1998 and got his FIFA badge in 2002. He is a UEFA Elite
Michel Kitabjian
Intl. since: 1961
Hometown: Nice
Benoit Bastien
Intl. since: 2014
Hometown:
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Gerard Biguet
Intl. since: 1982
Hometown: Jarny
Gerard Biguet held his FIFA badge from 1982 till 1992. Among the many matches he took charge of was one in the 1992 European Championships and the final of the 1988 Olympic footba
Eric Poulat
Intl. since: 1999
Hometown: Charlieu
In an interview with a French newspaper Eric Poulat stated he had enough of fakers and actors on the field. He says players are grown-ups and should take responsibility for their a
Antony Gautier
Intl. since: 2010
Hometown: Seclin
He started as a Category 3 ref in 2010 and went up to the 1st in 2011. And suddenly he was assigned to a CL group stage match too, one and a half years to reach the realm of the El
Pierre Schwinté
Intl. since: 1954
Hometown: Strassbourg
Four matches in two World Cup finals, a quarter and a semi final, but Pierre Schwinte's most famous match was probably Italy versus North Korea at the World Cup 1966 in England. No
Alain Delmer
Intl. since:
Hometown: Coutiches
There was something fishy about the UEFA Cup return match Inter - FC Groningen in 1983. Groningen, which had won the first match 2-0, played very badly and lost in Italy 5-1. Groni
Marc Batta
Intl. since:
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As the referee chief since 2004, Marc Batta came under fire early 2008 when no French referee was selected for an important tournament like EURO 2008. It was the first time in 30 y
Fredy Fautrel
Intl. since: 2007
Hometown: Basse-Normandie
In 2006 three Marseille supporters were arrested for making death threatsby phone and in letters against Fautrel and his family. The three had found his address and phone number on
Georges Konrath
Intl. since: 1975
Hometown: Schwindratzheim
A former player until he was 20 years old, Alsatian George Konrath was a federal referee from 1972 and a FIFA ref from 1975.
Saïd Ennjimi
Intl. since: 2008
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Ennjimi was one of the extra two referees in a trial during a mini-tournament (u19) in Cyrpus, November 2008.
Robert Helies
Intl. since: 1966
Hometown: Touloun
Referee in the national leagues from 1961, FIFA ref from 1966. Helies took charge of the 1972 European Cup final between Ajax and Inter.
Benoit Millot
Intl. since: 2014
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Remi Harrel
Intl. since: 1989
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Stephane Bre
Intl. since: 1998
Hometown:
What happened to Stephane Bré? He got his FIFA badge in 1998 and had what looked like a promising career until 2004. On the FIFA list until the end of 2008 but no matches in 4 y
Pascal Garibian
Intl. since: 1993
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This former international referee, who is also listed as famous Armenian, retired in 2006. Interntionally he took charge of matches in the first stages of the UEFA Cup.
Damien Ledentu
Intl. since: 2005
Hometown: Chalons sur Marne
A referee in France since 1994 and internationally from 2005 till the end of 2009, Damien Ledentu was active in the Intertoto and under 21's and qualifiers. Ledentu was a UEF
Olivier Thual
Intl. since: 2007
Hometown: Brest
Olivier Thual was invited to attend the seventh UEFA talents and mentors seminar as a member of the Elite talent group. This event took place at UEFA headquarters in Nyon between 8
Maurice Guigue
Intl. since: 1954
Hometown: Marseille
Neither Egypt, The Sudan nor Syria wanted to play Israel in the qualifiers for the 1958 World Cup. Israel, from then on added to the European groups, thus won their every match. An
Roger Machin
Intl. since: 1967
Hometown: Nancy
1970 was a good year for Roger Machin, not only did he go to Morocco to take charge of a match, he also did the final of the Coup de France and a match at the World Cup.
Nicolas Rainville
Intl. since: 2013
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René Vigliani
Intl. since: 1967
Hometown: Arles
The highest French League from 1963, FIFA ref from 1968 and the Coup de France in 1971.
Francois Letexier
Intl. since: 2017
Hometown:
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José Barbéran
Intl. since: 1958
Hometown: Montpellier
Born in Valdenobres, Spain, Jose Berberan was a FIFA referee from 1958 until 1965. Among many matches he took charge of a match at the 1964 European Championships and a leg of the
Hervé Piccirillo
Intl. since: 2005
Hometown: Martigues
Half way the season in 2006 Hervé Piccirillo was third on the arbitres les plus sévères list in France. This severe referee showed an avarage of (almost ) 5 yello
Frank Schneider
Intl. since: 2016
Hometown:
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Philippe Leduc
Intl. since:
Hometown: Nantes
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Bruno Coue
Intl. since:
Hometown: Marseille
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Claude Bouillet
Intl. since:
Hometown: Nimes
Player fro Stade Lavallois, air force officer and international referee in the 1980s. Claude Bouillet took charge of the final of the Coup de France in 1988.
Michel Girard
Intl. since:
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Marcel Bois
Intl. since: 1959
Hometown: Tours
An international referee from the 1950s and 1960s who has a youth tournament named after him. He took charge of a match of the 1964 European Championships and the final of the 1961
Philippe Kalt
Intl. since: 1998
Hometown: Colmar
Although internationally active for a long time 1998-2009, Philippe Kalt seemed to have been stuck with Intertoto matches and the occasional UEFA Cup and U20 qualifier. He was a UE
Jean Tricot
Intl. since:
Hometown: Mornac Sur Seudre
Dean Harzic
Intl. since:
Hometown: Amiens
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Karim Abed
Intl. since: 2018
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Amaury Delerue
Intl. since: 2015
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Jerome Brisard
Intl. since: 2018
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Jean-Marie Lartigot
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Three matches in the 1989 u17 World Cup, he retired internationally in 1994 and then he went into referee committee politics.
Robert Lacoste
Intl. since: 1965
Hometown: Bordeaux / Merignac
The lights went out in a friendly Spain vs Switzerland (1969) and the match was stopped for 40 minutes.
Lucien Leclercq
Intl. since:
Hometown: Tourcoing
There is a book about Lucien Leclercq written by a René Flageul in 1948. Leclerq wrote a book as well: The referee, 560 questions and answers.
Bruno Derrien
Intl. since:
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In 2009 Bruno derrien published a book called "A bas l'arbitre" (down with the ref), which was a success. In it Derrien names names and that didn't go well with some former referee
Victor Sdez
Intl. since:
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Marcel Lequesne
Intl. since:
Hometown: Rouen
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Louis Fauquembergue
Intl. since:
Hometown: Saint-Denis
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Charles Delasalle
Intl. since:
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Achille Verbecke
Intl. since:
Hometown: Lomme
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Stephanie Frappart
Intl. since: 2009
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Henri Faucheux
Intl. since:
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This is Henri Faucheux the teacher in 1953
Didier Pauchard
Intl. since:
Hometown: Brest
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Raymond Vincenti
Intl. since:
Hometown: Marseille
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Stephane Moulin
Intl. since:
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When Stephane Moulin was a guest of FC Ceahlaul Piatra Neamt for an Intertoto match against Austria Wien in 2000 he was offered 4 prostitutes. Moulin declined and told UEFA.
Bernard Saules
Intl. since:
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Marcel Slawick
Intl. since: 1920
Hometown: Paris
Slawick was chosen to whistle the gold medal match when finalist Uruguay protested the appointment of Dutchman
Roger Barde
Intl. since:
Hometown: Valreas
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George Capdeville
Intl. since: 1936
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Pierre Georges Louis Capdeville took charge of a match and the final in the third World Cup (1938). Capdeville retired from refereeing in 1945. He died in 1991.
Jaqcues Devillers
Intl. since: 1953
Hometown: Paris
Jacques Devillers took charge of the 1952 Coup de France and of international matches in the 1950s.
Georges Vallat
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Marcel Bacou
Intl. since:
Hometown: Tours
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Karim Abed
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Georges Ramos
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Daniel Lambert
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Hometown: Thionville
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John/ Georges Balvay (Balway)
Intl. since: 1922
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Balway went to the World Cup in Argentina together with all the other Europeans in the
Jean Bancourt
Intl. since:
Hometown: Chambly
An international referee from the early 1970s. Jean Bancourt died in 2004.
Roger Conrie
Intl. since:
Hometown: Bordeaux
The Dutch East Indies, now Indonesia, had to play their qualifiers for the 1938 World Cup against Japan. They qualified because Japan withdrew and the one match the Dutch East Indi
Michel Devillers
Intl. since:
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There was a Michel and a Jacques Devillers active internationally in the 1950s. We are not sure whether they are brothers or the same man or none of the above.
Louis Fourgous
Intl. since:
Hometown: Paris
One match at the 1920 Olympic Tournament and the final of the Coupe de France in 1924.
Willy Delajod
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Marcel Le Foll
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Hometown: Saint Germain en Laye
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Charles de la Salle
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Charles de la Salle who took charge of a match at the 1948 Olympic Tournament was an assistanet referee at two World Cups: 1938 (2x) and 1950 (4x).
Robert Frauciel
Intl. since:
Hometown: Agen
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Ottorino di Bernardo
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Hometown: Dourges
A FIFA referee who retired internationally at the end of 1980 and started perhaps one or two years before that.
A. Henriot
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Fernand Jenicot
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Hometown: Lille
Fernand Jenicot is a referee from the start of the 20th century.
Jean Richard
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Raymond Poncin
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Hometown: Calais
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Louis Raguin
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Louis Raguin was active internationally in the 1930s. Final of the 1932 Coup de France.
Edmond Gerardin
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M. Edmond Gerardin was an international referee around the early 1920s. He took charge of the 1922 Coup de France final.
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Robert Sautel
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Hometown: Avignon
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Antoine de Pandis
Intl. since: 1992
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Olivier de Ricard
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Jean-Louis Groppi
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Hometown: Nimes
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Francois Eurdekian
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Hometown: Marseille
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Georges Uhlen
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Hometown: Montferrand
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Leon Boes
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Hometown: Paris
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Nicolas Rainville
Intl. since: 2013
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Gabriel Tordjmann
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Hometown: Paris / Cannes
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Corentin Le Men
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Hometown: Quimper
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