Bio
Antonio Sbardella
Born: 1925-10-17
Intl. since: 1964-01-01
Hometown: Palestrina / Rome
Country: Italy
Speaks: Italian
Occupation:
Hobbies:

Manger of Lazio, chairman of the divisione calcio a 5 (futsal), gentleman and famous referee Antonio Sbardella died in 2002. He took charge of 2 matches in the 1970 World Cup in Mexico. The last one was the 3rd place play-off. He was voted best referee of the tournament.

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GOAL?

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They still talk about it in Amsterdam, in fact there is an episode of a history programme about this European Championships match. Ajax - Liverpool, December 1966. Liverpool was the English Champion and the Liverpool manager told the Dutch reporter he had never seen Ajax play and by the way he said it it was clear he didn't care. Ajax won 5-1, but that was not the only remarkable thing about the match. Sbardella, after a night on the town with Ajax' referee liaison Leo Horn, let himself be convinced the match could be played although the goals were hardly visible from the centre line.

There are many good stories about that match, from the spectators who had no idea what was going on until they saw the Ajax goalie - who only new about the goal after his team mates had told him - celebrate.

There is winger Sjaak Swart who heard the whistle and was on his way to the dressing rooms for half time when someone told him him they were still playing. He ran back, got the ball, passed a few players, and gave the assist for another goal.
The Ajax medic went 5 times on the field to help an injured player while play went on somewhere else.

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L' ARBITRO CON IL SORISSO

Statistics
Statistics for ANTONIO SBARDELLA
Totals Home Away Total
Penalties 1 1 2
Fouls 0 0 0
Yellow 2 4 6
YellowRed 0 0 0
Red 1 1 2
Averages Home Away Total
Penalties 0.03 0.03 0.03
Fouls 0 0 0
Yellow 0.07 0.13 0.1
YellowRed 0 0 0
Red 0.03 0.03 0.03

Based on 30 international matches

Matches
MATCHES FOR ANTONIO SBARDELLA
Date Score Yellow Red Penalties Fouls
European Cup 1970 - 1971
1/2 finalsAjaxAtlético de Madrid1971-04-283 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
2nd roundEvertonBorussia Mönchengladbach1970-11-041 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
preliminary roundLevski SofiaAustria Wien1970-08-183 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Euro 1972 qualifiers
BelgiumScotland1971-02-033 - 0 2 (1-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
friendly
AustriaYugolsavia1970-09-100 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 1970
3rd placeGermany FRUruguay1970-06-201 - 0 4 (1-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stagePeruBulgaria1970-06-023 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Fairs Cup 1969 - 1970
2nd roundSetúbalLiverpool1969-11-121 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
European Cup2 1969 - 1970
preliminary roundTorpedo MoskvaRapid Wien1969-09-031 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
European Cup2 1968 - 1969
1/2 finalsBarcelonaKöln FC1969-04-194 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
2nd roundSliema WanderersRanders1968-11-270 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 1970 qualifiers - Europe
GreeceRomania1969-04-162 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
European Cup 1968 - 1969
1/4 finalsBenficaAjax1969-02-191 - 3 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
European Cup 1967-1968
1/2 finalsReal MadridManchester United1968-05-153 - 3 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1st roundDynamo KyivCeltic1967-10-041 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Euro 1968 qualifiers
PortugalBulgaria1967-12-170 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
SpainCzechoslovakia1967-10-222 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Fairs Cup 1967 - 1968
2nd roundLiverpool1860 Munchen1967-11-078 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
Fairs Cup 1966 - 1967
final (2nd leg)Leeds UnitedDinamo Zagreb1967-09-060 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
European Cup 1966-1967
2nd roundAjaxLiverpool1966-12-075 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
European Cup2 1966 - 1967
1st roundBayern MunichTatran1966-10-053 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1st roundFloriana FCSparta Rotterdam1966-09-181 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
European Cup2 1965 - 1966
1/4 finalsDynamo KyivCeltic1966-01-261 - 1 0 (0-0)2 (1-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 1966 qualifiers - Europe
BulgariaBelgium1965-12-292 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
IsraelBelgium1965-11-100 - 5 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
AlbaniaSwitzerland1965-04-110 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)
European Cup 1964-1965
1/4 finalsKöln FCLiverpool1965-02-100 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
preliminary roundSliema WanderersDinamo Bucuresti1964-09-130 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
European Cup2 1964 - 1965
2nd roundLausanne SportSlavia Sofia1964-12-293 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
European Cup2 1963 - 1964
preliminariesSliema WanderersBorough United1963-09-150 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)