Bio
Ben Haverkort
Born: 1962-10-27
Intl. since: 2002-01-01
Hometown: Exloo
Country: Netherlands
Speaks: Dutch, English, German
Occupation: manager
Hobbies:

Ben Haverkort was a defensive player for more than 16 years before he became a referee.

Ajax

Born in the neighbourhood De Pijp in Amsterdam Haverkort started out as a youth player for Ajax. He went on to play for teams called Cambuur and Emmen, all in the Dutch Eerste Divisie, the one league under the highest Eredivisie.

As a player he collected 73 yellow and 6 red cards, he was even suspended for 6 months in his last year as a player. Most bookings were for talking to the ref, even abusing him.

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When he stopped playing in 1995 a friend showed him an ad in a football magazine offering a short quick referee course. In 1999 Haverkort took charge of his first national match and 3 years later he got his FIFA Badge. Haverkort retired internationally in 2006 having reached the age of 45.

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When interviewed in 2008 Haverkort said he still talked too much on the field.

Did you know
TALKER

  • As a 4th referee in an international match, Ben Haverkort once forgot his time board to show the added stoppage time. The referee (Haverkort doesn't say who) realized this and wisely did not add any time.
Statistics
Statistics for BEN HAVERKORT
Totals Home Away Total
Penalties 0 1 1
Fouls 0 0 0
Yellow 5 8 13
YellowRed 0 0 0
Red 0 0 0
Averages Home Away Total
Penalties 0 0.17 0.08
Fouls 0 0 0
Yellow 0.83 1.33 1.08
YellowRed 0 0 0
Red 0 0 0

Based on 6 international matches

Matches
MATCHES FOR BEN HAVERKORT
Date Score Yellow Red Penalties Fouls
Euro 2006 u21 qualifiers
Cyprus u21Israel u212004-11-160 - 1 4 (1-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Champions League 2004-2005
qualifiers 1st roundSkontoRhyl2004-07-144 - 0 1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Intertoto 2004
2nd roundThunWolfsburg2004-07-114 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 2003 - 2004
qualifiersBanantsHapoel Tel Aviv2003-08-281 - 2 3 (1-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Euro 2004 u21 qualifiers
Norway u21Romania u212003-06-102 - 1 2 (0-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Wales u21Italy u212002-10-151 - 2 3 (3-0)0 (0-0)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)