Bio
Claudio Circhetta
Born: 1970-11-18
Intl. since: 2005-01-01
Hometown: Muttenz
Country: Switzerland
Speaks: Italian, english, french
Occupation: car salesman
Hobbies: football, tennis, cooking

Swiss referee Cladio Circhetta played football in a junior league for over 20 years, was a referee from 1988 and officiated in the highest Swiss competition from 2000. In 2005 he earned his FIFA badge. Cichetta retired at the end of 2010 when he got offered the job of Swiss referee's chief (full time).



international matches

August 2007, qualifiers for CL and UEFA cup and the final of the UEFA u19 tournament in 2007, won by Spain.

2008 was his year: not only did he get far into the UEFA Cup, in December he reached the group stage of the Champions League.

He was a Premier Development referee but got demoted to the second Category at the start of season 2010-2011.

Did you know
CLAUDIO CHIRCHETTA

  • Cladio Circhetta once said he became a referee because as a player he often disagreed with the referees he encountered and thought he shouldn't only criticize but try it himself.
  • Claudio Circhetta never reached the European top. In an interview he said that it has been his own fault he never got to the 26 best refs in Europe. He failed when he got the chance. He said: "Es lief in der entscheidenden Phase nicht nach Wunsch." which is a euphemism for "I blew it".
Statistics
Statistics for CLAUDIO CIRCHETTA
Totals Home Away Total
Penalties 7 5 12
Fouls 0 0 0
Yellow 114 140 254
YellowRed 0 0 0
Red 6 9 15
Averages Home Away Total
Penalties 0.14 0.1 0.12
Fouls 0 0 0
Yellow 2.24 2.75 2.49
YellowRed 0 0 0
Red 0.12 0.18 0.15

Based on 51 international matches

Matches
MATCHES FOR CLAUDIO CIRCHETTA
Date Score Yellow Red Penalties Fouls
Euro 2012 qualifiers
SlovakiaMacedonia2010-09-031 - 0 7 (2-5)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Europa League 2010 - 2011
group stagePortoCSKA Sofia2010-12-153 - 1 1 (0-1)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
group stageKarpaty LvivDortmund2010-09-163 - 4 6 (4-2)0 (0-0)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)
play-offsUnirea UrziceniHajduk2010-08-261 - 1 8 (3-5)2 (1-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
3th qualifying roundGöteborgAZ2010-08-051 - 0 3 (2-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
friendly
ItalyNetherlands2009-11-140 - 0 4 (2-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
GermanySouth Africa2009-09-052 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
NetherlandsUkraine2008-05-243 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
LuxembourgGambia2007-02-072 - 1 2 (2-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Europa League 2009 - 2010
round of 32Hamburger SVPSV2010-02-181 - 0 7 (4-3)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
group stageAEKEverton2009-12-020 - 1 6 (1-5)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageTimisoaraAnderlecht2009-10-220 - 0 4 (3-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageFenerbahce SKTwente2009-09-171 - 2 3 (1-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
play-offsVorskla PoltavaBenfica2009-08-272 - 1 6 (3-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Champions League 2009-2010
qualifiers 3rd roundSlovan BratislavaOlympiakos2009-07-290 - 2 4 (3-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Euro 2009 u21
group stageBelarus u21Italy u212009-06-231 - 2 6 (4-2)0 (0-0)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)
group stageSweden u21Belarus u212009-06-165 - 1 3 (1-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Euro 2009 u19 qualifiers
Hungary u19Scotland u192008-10-250 - 1 8 (4-4)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 2010 qualifiers - Europe
KazakhstanCroatia2009-10-141 - 2 6 (2-4)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
HungaryAlbania2008-10-112 - 0 5 (2-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 2008 - 2009
round of 32BordeauxGalatasaray2009-02-180 - 0 6 (4-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageStandardSevilla FC2008-11-061 - 0 5 (2-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1st roundMarítimoValencia2008-09-180 - 1 7 (1-6)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Champions League 2008-2009
group stageCelticVillarreal2008-12-102 - 0 6 (2-4)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
qualifiers 3rd roundBarcelonaWisla Krakow2008-08-134 - 0 2 (1-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 2007 - 2008
round of 32SlaviaTottenham Hotspur2008-02-141 - 2 6 (3-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stagePanathinaikosLokomotiv Moskva2007-12-052 - 0 3 (1-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stagePanathinaikosLokomotiv Moskva2007-12-052 - 0 3 (1-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1st roundBlackburn RoversLarissa2007-10-042 - 1 7 (3-4)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
qualifiers 2nd roundAtlético de MadridVojvodina2007-08-163 - 0 7 (3-4)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Euro 2007 u19
finalSpain u19Greece u192007-07-271 - 0 7 (4-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1/2 finalsSpain u19France u192007-07-240 - 0 9 (4-5)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageSerbia u19Germany u192007-07-212 - 3 6 (2-4)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageAustria u19Greece u192007-07-181 - 1 10 (5-5)2 (1-1)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
Euro 2008 qualifiers
LithuaniaGeorgia2007-06-021 - 0 5 (2-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Euro 2007 u19 qualifiers
elite roundCzech Republic u19England u192007-05-200 - 2 5 (1-4)2 (1-1)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)
elite roundRussia u19Czech Republic u192007-05-173 - 1 9 (4-5)0 (0-0)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)
Poland u19Sweden u192006-10-113 - 1 1 (0-1)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
Poland u19Iceland u192006-10-060 - 2 4 (3-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
friendly tournament
AustriaCosta Rica2006-09-022 - 2 5 (2-3)0 (0-0)2 (1-1)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 2006 - 2007
1st roundCrvena ZvezdaLiberec2006-09-281 - 2 4 (3-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
qualifiers 2nd roundBrøndbyFlora Tallinn2006-08-244 - 0 7 (3-4)2 (0-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Intertoto 2006
3rd roundMaccabi Petach-TikvaEthnikos Achna2006-07-150 - 2 4 (2-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Euro 2007 u21 qualifiers
preliminariesMacedonia u21Luxembourg u212006-04-262 - 0 5 (3-2)1 (1-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
Euro 2006 u19 qualifiers
elite roundIreland u19Turkey u192006-05-211 - 3 3 (2-1)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
elite roundGeorgia u19Turkey u192006-05-190 - 6 3 (2-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Russia u19Azerbaijan u192005-09-293 - 0 3 (0-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Luxembourg u19Russia u192005-09-270 - 3 8 (4-4)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Euro 2006 u21 qualifiers
Hungary u21Sweden u212005-09-070 - 1 7 (2-5)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 2005 - 2006
qualifiers 1st roundVikingPortadown2005-07-281 - 0 5 (1-4)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Intertoto 2005
3rd roundVarteksLens2005-07-161 - 1 3 (1-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)