Bio
Bas Nijhuis
Born: 1977-01-12
Intl. since: 2007-01-01
Hometown: Enschede
Country: Netherlands
Speaks: Dutch
Occupation: Butcher
Hobbies:

Bas Nijhuis started refereeing when he was only fifteen years old. Standing in the middle of the pitch one day he instantly knew that this was the world he wanted to belong to.

Referee father

Nijhuis learned the craft at an early age. His father was a referee as well. So in a way, despite his young age, Nijhuis has been around for a while.
Nijhuis received his FIFA badge in 2007.

Nijhuis moved up to the Elite Development category in January 2012.

2011

In 2011 he was selected for the u17 World Cup in Mexico.

In October 2011 Nijhuis was suddenly assigned a Champions League match. UEFA must have received some good reports, but also the fact that his higher-up colleague Kevin Blom didn't do well in the CL a month earlier may have something to do with it.

Did you know
NIJHUIS

  • Bas Nijhuis refused the job of additional assistant referee to Bjorn Kuipers fot the 2012 European Championships. Van Boekel and Liesveld are better choices, he said. UEFA didn't really understand his refusal of what is supposed to be an honour. But not for this ambitious Dutchman, who wants to be the centre referee.
  • December 2011. During the Cup match Ajax - AZ a spectator entered the field and surprised AZ goalie Esteban with a push. Esteban floored guy and started kicking him viciously until officials pulled him away. Nijhuis had to show a red card to the goalie, you just aren't allowed to beat up people during a match, not even members of the public. Angered by it all AZ coach Verbeek pulled his players from the field and the whole team went home, 1 goal behind.
  • Nijhuis wasn't much of a player, but when he saw Anders Frisk on the tv he knew what he wanted to be. Not only his refereeing but also the way the Swede looked made an impact on Nijhuis. The long blond hair, the way Frisk wore his shirt with the collar open: sexy. Nijhuis likes that. The Dutchman frequents the tanning saloon and likes to put a lot of styling gel in his hair.
    Nijhuis thinks a referee shouldn't be invisible at all.
  • Together with one of his assistants, Nijhuis travels the country doing shows for amateur clubs, telling audiences about refereeing, showing funny home videos and doing a quiz he copied from tv.
  • When interviewed Nijuis has advocated for tougher punishments when players or coaches have been misbehaving.
  • In the 2009 under 19 European Championships semi-finals, England against France, Nijhuis showed 9 yellows to France (1 to England) and sent off three French players.
  • Before a match Nijhuis checks the clubs' websites to see what is going on. He keeps the yellow card in his left shirt pocket and the red in the right.
  • and that was clearly visible when he booked a Feyenoord player for the second time in a 2010 match against PSV Eindhoven in the Dutch Eredivisie. Feyenoord then lost the match 0-10, the biggest ever loss for the Rotterdam team. Feyenoord were winners of the UEFA Cup (74, 02), European Cup (70), World Cup (70).
  • Nijhuis in a television commercial for an insurance company


Statistics
Statistics for BAS NIJHUIS
Totals Home Away Total
Penalties 13 8 21
Fouls 60 77 137
Yellow 138 196 334
YellowRed 0 0 0
Red 7 10 17
Averages Home Away Total
Penalties 0.14 0.09 0.11
Fouls 0.65 0.83 0.74
Yellow 1.48 2.11 1.8
YellowRed 0 0 0
Red 0.08 0.11 0.09

Based on 93 international matches

Matches
MATCHES FOR BAS NIJHUIS
Date Score Yellow Red Penalties Fouls
Euro 2020 qualifiers
ScotlandKazakhstan2019-11-193-1 5 (1-4)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)22 (7-15)
LithuaniaPortugal2019-09-101-5 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)1 (0-1)27 (13-14)
Europa League 2019 - 2020
Group StageWolverhamptonSlovan Bratislava2019-11-071-0 1 (1-0)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)11 (7-4)
Group StageSevilla FCAPOEL2019-10-031-0 2 (1-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)23 (9-14)
Play-offsKobenhavnRiga2019-08-223-1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)20 (8-12)
3rd qualifying roundAtromitosLegia Warszawa2019-08-140-2 3 (2-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)34 (16-18)
Europa League 2018 - 2019
group stageAC MilanBetis2018-10-251 - 2 5 (2-3)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageSlaviaBordeaux2018-09-201 - 0 4 (1-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
qualifiers 3rd roundZrinjskiLudogorets Razgrad2018-08-161 - 1 3 (2-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Europa League 2017 - 2018
group stageEvertonLyon2017-10-191 - 2 3 (2-1)0 (0-0)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)
group stageKöln FCCrvena Zvezda2017-09-280 - 1 5 (2-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
play-offPAOKOstersund2017-08-173 - 1 3 (1-2)0 (0-0)2 (1-1)0 (0-0)
Europa League 2016 - 2017
round of 32RostovSparta Prague2017-02-164 - 0 2 (0-2)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageSaint-EtienneMainz2016-11-240 - 0 6 (1-5)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 2018 qualifiers - Europe
IrelandMoldova2017-10-062 - 0 2 (1-1)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Czech RepublicNorway2016-11-112 - 1 2 (1-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
AlbaniaSpain2016-10-090 - 2 3 (2-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Champions League 2016 - 2017
group stageLudogorets RazgradArsenal2016-11-012 - 3 4 (1-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageSevilla FCLyon2016-09-271 - 0 5 (2-3)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
play-offHapoel Beer ShevaCeltic2016-08-232 - 0 5 (1-4)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
Champions League 2015 - 2016
group stageShakhtarReal Madrid2015-11-253 - 4 3 (1-2)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
group stageManchester CitySevilla FC2015-10-212 - 1 3 (1-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageArsenalOlympiakos2015-09-292 - 3 7 (3-4)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Europa League 2015 - 2016
round of 32VillarrealNapoli2016-02-181 - 0 5 (2-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
play-offsKairat AlmatyBordeaux2015-08-272 - 1 6 (2-4)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Euro 2016 qualifiers
Northern IrelandGreece2015-10-083 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
BulgariaNorway2015-09-030 - 1 5 (2-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
AustriaMontenegro2014-10-121 - 0 5 (2-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Champions League 2014 - 2015
group stagePortoBATE2014-09-176 - 0 2 (0-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Europa League 2014 - 2015
1/4 finalsSevilla FCZenit2015-04-162 - 1 4 (1-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
round of 16Dinamo MoskvaNapoli2015-03-190 - 0 3 (1-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageTorinoClub Brugge2014-11-270 - 0 9 (5-4)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageEvertonLille OSC2014-11-063 - 0 3 (1-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
play-offsAstanaVillarreal2014-08-210 - 3 3 (2-1)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
qualifiers 3rd roundHull CityAS Trenčín2014-08-072 - 1 3 (1-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Champions League 2013 - 2014
group stageSteauaSchalke 042013-11-260 - 0 6 (3-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageManchester UnitedReal Sociedad2013-10-231 - 0 5 (2-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageCSKA MoskvaPlzen2013-10-023 - 2 2 (0-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Europa League 2013 - 2014
play-offsRijekaVfB Stuttgart2013-08-222 - 1 2 (1-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 2014 qualifiers - Europe
SpainBelarus2013-10-112 - 1 6 (1-5)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
ArmeniaDenmark2013-09-100 - 1 5 (2-3)1 (1-0)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)
MacedoniaSerbia2012-10-161 - 0 6 (4-2)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Champions League 2012 - 2013
group stageChelsea F.C.Nordsjælland2012-12-056 - 1 4 (1-3)0 (0-0)3 (2-1)0 (0-0)
group stageJuventusShakhtar2012-10-021 - 1 4 (2-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Europa League 2012 - 2013
group stageLiverpoolAnzhi2012-10-251 - 0 4 (2-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Play-offsVasluiInternazionale2012-08-230 - 2 3 (1-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Champions League 2011-2012
group stageOlympiakosDortmund2011-10-193 - 1 1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Europa League 2011 - 2012
group stageTottenham HotspurPAOK2011-11-301 - 2 1 (0-1)1 (0-1)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
group stageAthletic BilbaoPSG2011-09-292 - 0 8 (3-5)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
play-offsHannoverSevilla FC2011-08-182 - 1 4 (2-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 2011 u17
group stageUSA u17New Zealand u172011-06-250 - 0 3 (1-2)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageBurkina Faso u17Panama u172011-06-200 - 1 3 (2-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Euro 2012 qualifiers
PortugalIceland2011-10-075 - 3 3 (2-1)0 (0-0)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)
EstoniaSerbia2011-03-291 - 1 6 (4-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Euro 2011 u21 qualifiers
play-offsIceland u21Scotland u212010-10-072 - 1 4 (2-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Italy u21Wales u212010-09-071 - 0 4 (2-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Europa League 2010 - 2011
group stageSportingLille OSC2010-12-011 - 0 6 (3-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageKarpaty LvivSevilla FC2010-10-210 - 1 6 (3-3)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageAEKHajduk2010-09-163 - 1 4 (3-1)0 (0-0)2 (1-1)0 (0-0)
play-offsLech PoznanDnipro2010-08-260 - 0 6 (3-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
3th qualifying roundMoldeVfB Stuttgart2010-07-292 - 3 3 (0-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Champions League 2010-2011 qualifiers
2nd roundBohemiansTNS2010-07-131 - 0 3 (2-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
friendly
Northern IrelandIsrael2018-09-113 - 0 1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
TunisiaSpain2018-06-090 - 1 3 (2-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
AustriaRussia2018-05-301 - 0 2 (0-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
RomaniaChile2017-06-133 - 2 3 (2-1)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
ItalyFinland2016-06-062 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
SwedenCzech Republic2016-03-291 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
TurkeyNorthern Ireland2013-11-151 - 0 1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
SpainChina2012-06-031 - 0 3 (1-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
HungaryLithuania2010-11-172 - 0 3 (1-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
DenmarkSenegal2010-05-272 - 0 2 (1-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
SlovakiaNorway2010-03-030 - 1 1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
MaltaBulgaria2009-11-181 - 4 1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Europa League 2009 - 2010
group stageHamburger SVRapid Wien2009-12-022 - 0 8 (1-7)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageGenoaLille OSC2009-11-053 - 2 5 (3-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageGalatasaraySturm Graz2009-10-011 - 1 2 (2-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
play-offsValenciaStabæk2009-08-274 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
qualifiers 3rd roundHajdukZilina2009-08-060 - 1 6 (2-4)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Euro 2009 u19
1/2 finalsEngland u19France u192009-07-303 - 1 10 (1-9)3 (0-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageSerbia u19Turkey u192009-07-271 - 0 7 (2-5)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageUkraine u19England u192009-07-242 - 2 5 (3-2)0 (0-0)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)
WC 2010 qualifiers - Europe
EnglandAndorra2009-06-106 - 0 3 (0-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Euro 2009 u19 qualifiers
Russia u19Italy u192008-10-071 - 0 6 (3-3)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
Italy u19Latvia u192008-10-022 - 2 6 (3-3)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 2008 - 2009
qualifiers 1st roundPartizaniSiroki Brijeg2008-07-311 - 3 3 (2-1)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
Intertoto 2008
3rd roundDeportivo La CorunaBnei Sakhnin2008-07-261 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Unknown
0Germany u21Ukraine u212008-05-234 - 0 1 (1-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Euro 2008 u17 qualifiers
Romania u17Germany u172007-10-301 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Germany u17Sweden u172007-10-271 - 1 5 (3-2)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Intertoto 2007
2nd roundTrabzonsporVllaznia2007-07-086 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Euro 2009 u21 qualifiers
Romania u21France u212007-10-160 - 0 6 (4-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Ukraine u21Turkey u212007-06-011 - 2 5 (2-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)