Bio
Anton Genov
Born: 1966-10-10
Intl. since: 1999-01-01
Hometown: Gabrovo
Country: Bulgaria
Speaks: Bulgarian, English, Russian
Occupation: Veterinary surgeon
Hobbies: Pins, Skiing, Tennis, Bowling, Movies, Sport in General

Genov started his referee career in 1991, he became active in the first league in 1996 and was rewarded a Fifa badge in 1999. He went from Premier Referee back to Category 2 at the start of season 2010-2011 and then back to the 3rd (which name changed to the 2nd!) category in 2011, his last year as a (suspended or not) FIFA referee.

investigations

So what was Anton Genov's role in the friendly Macedonia - Canada, November 2009? There were some high bets placed on Macedonia winning with 3 or 4 goals difference, a not very likely outcome, still they won 3-0. There were also bets on the amount of penalties awarded - how obvious can that be? - and Genov awarded 4. Two to each team. (You could argue that those two kinds of bets serve opposite outcomes and how big are the odds that the Canadians would miss twice?)
The newly installed Bulgarian referee committee (the last one was sacked in December for taking part in match fixing) started investigating Genov and UEFA immediately suspended him. But then in February 2010 UEFA stated that no actions were taken against Genov pending the investigations.

Did you know
ACTIVE

  • In a UEFA document we read a reference that Genov's hobby is "pins". We don't know what is meant by this, maybe Genov collects pins or maybe it's a Bulgarian sport...
  • Genov leads the Club of 100, the Bulgarian referees who took charge of 100 or more matches in their highest league.
  • Genov collects football T-shirts.
Statistics
Statistics for ANTON GENOV
Totals Home Away Total
Penalties 7 4 11
Fouls 0 0 0
Yellow 43 72 115
YellowRed 0 0 0
Red 1 2 3
Averages Home Away Total
Penalties 0.18 0.11 0.14
Fouls 0 0 0
Yellow 1.13 1.89 1.51
YellowRed 0 0 0
Red 0.03 0.05 0.04

Based on 38 international matches

Matches
MATCHES FOR ANTON GENOV
Date Score Yellow Red Penalties Fouls
friendly
AlbaniaMontenegro2011-08-103 - 2 5 (1-4)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
EgyptAustralia2010-11-173 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
MacedoniaCanada2009-11-143 - 0 4 (1-3)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
FranceTunisia2008-10-143 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
BulgariaSerbia and Montenegro2005-02-090 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Champions League 2011-2012
qualifiers 2nd roundBangor CityHJK2011-07-130 - 3 2 (0-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Europa League 2010 - 2011
group stageLausanne SportPalermo2010-12-150 - 1 3 (2-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 2010 qualifiers - Europe
LithuaniaSerbia2009-10-142 - 1 4 (1-3)0 (0-0)2 (2-0)0 (0-0)
Europa League 2009 - 2010
play-offsGenkLille OSC2009-08-201 - 2 5 (3-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
qualifiers 3rd roundRandersHamburger SV2009-07-300 - 4 2 (2-0)0 (0-0)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 2008 - 2009
round of 32Lech PoznanUdinese2009-02-192 - 2 2 (0-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageBragaWolfsburg2008-11-272 - 3 5 (1-4)0 (0-0)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)
1st roundTwenteRennes2008-10-021 - 0 4 (1-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 2007 - 2008
round of 32BrannEverton2008-02-130 - 2 1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageHelsingborgAustria Wien2007-11-293 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 2006 - 2007
round of 32Zulte WaregemNewcastle United2007-02-151 - 3 6 (3-3)0 (0-0)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)
group stageGrasshopperSevilla FC2006-11-290 - 4 1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 2005 - 2006
round of 32SlaviaPalermo2006-02-162 - 1 5 (1-4)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageEspanyolMaccabi Petach-Tikva2005-12-151 - 0 9 (2-7)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1st roundWisla KrakowVitoria Guimarães2005-09-290 - 1 5 (1-4)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Euro 2006 u21 qualifiers
play-offsRussia u21Denmark u212005-11-120 - 1 2 (1-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 2006 qualifiers - Europe
FinlandRomania2005-10-080 - 1 4 (2-2)0 (0-0)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)
Faroe IslandsIreland2005-06-080 - 2 4 (3-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
MacedoniaArmenia2004-08-183 - 0 5 (3-2)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 2004 - 2005
round of 32BaselLille OSC2005-02-170 - 0 4 (0-4)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageGAKAZ2004-12-152 - 0 3 (1-2)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
1st roundHeartsBraga2004-09-163 - 1 6 (3-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
qualifiers 2nd roundBodøLevadia2004-08-122 - 1 1 (0-1)0 (0-0)2 (2-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 2003 - 2004
1st roundAuxerreNeuchâtel Xamax2003-09-241 - 0 2 (0-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
qualifiersMatador PuchovSioni2003-08-143 - 0 3 (2-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Euro 2004 qualifiers
CyprusMalta2002-11-102 - 1 5 (3-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 2002 - 2003
qualifiersFerencvárosAEL2002-08-154 - 0 7 (3-4)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Intertoto 2002
1st roundSchwarz-Weiss BregenzEnosis2002-06-293 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Euro 2002 u21 qualifiers
Cyprus u21Portugal u212001-09-041 - 0 3 (2-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Greece u21Finland u212000-10-063 - 1 2 (1-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 2002 qualifiers - Europe
ArmeniaBelarus2001-06-020 - 0 1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 2000 - 2001
qualifiersLausanne SportCork2000-08-101 - 0 0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 1999 - 2000
qualifiersGöteborgCork1999-08-123 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)