Bio
Andre Daina
Born: 1940-07-08
Intl. since: 1978-01-01
Hometown: Eclepens
Country: Switzerland
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Occupation: chemical engineer
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André Daina, who played 4 times for the Swiss national team, took charge of one match in the 1986 World Cup, one in the 1984 European Championships and in the European Cup final in 1985. That last one was the match Juventus - Liverpool, aka the Heysel Disaster.

Heysel

Built in 1930, the Heysel stadium in Brussels was crumbling. Grass grew through the cracks in the terraces, fans were separated by flimsy wired fences, the poles against which people would have to lean were coming loose.

Sector Z was filled with non-hard core Italian fans: fathers, mothers, children, older people. They had entered the section through a small door. Next to sector Z were the Liverpool fans who had managed to bring cases of beer and who threw their tickets over the wall to let their mates get in as well. About half an hour before the match drunk Liverpool fans crashed through the fence and the Italians ran towards a wall, that collapsed. 38 people died. 32 of them Italians (one 11 year old boy).

The inadequate Belgian police actually clubbed people who came running to try to save the wounded.

Meanwhile a discussion had started about whether to abandon the match, most players didn't want to play, but UEFA told them to proceed.

The match was played while the dead bodies were put under sheets in the stadium car park.

Juventus won 1-0, by a penalty by Michel Platini who celebrated his goal. Some said the penalty was awarded by Andre Daina just to let Juventus win.
After the match some Juventus players, with Platini in front, ran a lap of honour as if nothing had happened. The same Platini who later became the UEFA president, as we all know.

Not only the players and the team managers could have decided not to play, Andre Daina could have refused too.


Thanks to John Foot: Winning at all costs

Did you know
HEYSEL

  • Daina played until 1971 became a ref in 1973, first Liga from 1975, FIFA from 1978.

Statistics
Statistics for ANDRE DAINA
Totals Home Away Total
Penalties 8 5 13
Fouls 0 0 0
Yellow 7 7 14
YellowRed 0 0 0
Red 0 3 3
Averages Home Away Total
Penalties 0.19 0.12 0.15
Fouls 0 0 0
Yellow 0.17 0.17 0.17
YellowRed 0 0 0
Red 0 0.07 0.04

Based on 42 international matches

Matches
MATCHES FOR ANDRE DAINA
Date Score Yellow Red Penalties Fouls
UEFA Cup 1986 - 1987
3rd roundBarcelonaBayer Uerdingen1986-12-102 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
European Cup2 1986 - 1987
1st roundRapid WienClub Brugge1986-09-174 - 3 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 1986
group stageEnglandPoland1986-06-113 - 0 1 (1-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 1985 - 1986
1/2 finalsKöln FCKSV Waregem1986-04-024 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
3rd roundAthletic BilbaoSporting1985-11-272 - 1 0 (0-0)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
European Cup 1985 - 1986
2nd roundBayern MunichAustria Wien1985-10-234 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)
WC 1986 qualifiers - Asia
2nd roundIraqUAE1985-09-271 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
European Cup 1984 - 1985
finalJuventusLiverpool1985-05-291 - 0 1 (0-1)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 1984 - 1985
1/4 finalsZeljeznicarDinamo Minsk1985-03-062 - 0 4 (2-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
3rd roundHamburger SVInternazionale1984-11-282 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
2nd roundClub BruggeTottenham Hotspur1984-10-242 - 1 0 (0-0)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 1986 qualifiers - Europe
IcelandSpain1985-05-121 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
NetherlandsHungary1984-10-171 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Euro 1984
group stageFranceYugolsavia1984-06-193 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)
European Cup 1983 - 1984
1/2 finalsLiverpoolDinamo Bucuresti1984-04-111 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 1983 - 1984
1/4 finalsSpartak MoskvaAnderlecht1984-03-211 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
3rd roundCelticNottingham Forest1983-12-071 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
European Cup2 1983 - 1984
1st roundKöln FCWacker Innsbruck1983-09-287 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Euro 1984 qualifiers
IrelandNetherlands1983-10-122 - 3 2 (1-1)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
AlbaniaNorthern Ireland1982-12-150 - 0 2 (1-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
European Cup2 1982 - 1983
2nd roundBayern MunichTottenham Hotspur1982-11-034 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 1982 - 1983
1/4 finalsDundee UnitedBohemians Prague1983-03-160 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1st roundFiorentinaUniversitatea Craiova1982-09-291 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
friendly
FrancePeru1982-04-280 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
AustriaArgentina1980-05-211 - 5 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
SpainGermany DR1980-02-130 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
CzechoslovakiaGermany FR1978-10-113 - 4 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)2 (1-1)0 (0-0)
WC 1982 qualifiers - Africa
4th roundAlgeriaNigeria1981-10-302 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 1981 - 1982
1/2 finalsHamburger SVRadnicki Nis1982-04-215 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
2nd roundBordeauxHamburger SV1981-10-202 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)
1st roundValenciaBohemians Prague1981-09-301 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 1982 qualifiers - Europe
ScotlandSweden1981-09-092 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
European Cup2 1980 - 1981
1st roundCarl Zeiss JenaAS Roma1980-10-014 - 0 0 (0-0)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Olympic Games 1980
group stageYugoslavia OTIraq OT1980-07-251 - 1 1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Euro 1980 qualifiers
Northern IrelandIreland1979-11-211 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 1979 - 1980
2nd roundCrvena ZvezdaCarl Zeiss Jena1979-10-243 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)2 (1-1)0 (0-0)
European Cup 1979 - 1980
1/2 finalsNottingham ForestAjax1980-04-092 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1st roundAEKArges1979-10-032 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 1979 u20
1/4 finalsParaguay u20Soviet Union u201979-09-022 - 2 3 (2-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1st stageYugoslavia u20Argentina u201979-08-280 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
European Cup2 1978 - 1979
1/4 finalsBeverenInternazionale1979-03-211 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 1978 - 1979
1st roundOlympiakosLevski Sofia1978-09-132 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)