Bio
Dogan Babacan
Born: 1930-01-01
Intl. since: 1968-01-01
Hometown: Istanbul
Country: Turkey
Speaks: Turkish
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The first Turkish referee to officiate at a World Cup finals and the first referee ever to show a red card at a World Cup finals. All in that one match in 1974. And, yes, he was also the first referee to show a red card in an Olympic Games match, in 1972. The sent-off players were Chilean Carlos Caszely (1974) and Moroccan Maouhoub Ghazouani (1972).

player

Dogan Babacan was a player until he became a referee in 1955. He got his FIFA badge in 1968 and retired 10 years later.

later


Did you know
THE FIRST











  • in the 1950s

  • 2002
  • Once, in an international match, Babacan awarded a penalty for a foul in the penalty box he couldn't have seen committed since he was still some 50 metres away. It had happened during a very quick counter attack. After the match the FIFA observer, amazed at the Turkish referee's eagle eyed vision asked him about it and Babacan explained how he and his linesmen had come up with a system of gestures to communicate with each other. This was long before ear pieces, in the days that linesmen only flagged for players being off side and balls going over a line. Babacan and his linesmen's ideas were adopted by FIFA and a new communication system by gestures and flagging was developed, by which linesmen got more responsibilities.
Statistics
Statistics for DOGAN BABACAN
Totals Home Away Total
Penalties 7 4 11
Fouls 0 0 0
Yellow 2 13 15
YellowRed 0 0 0
Red 0 3 3
Averages Home Away Total
Penalties 0.26 0.15 0.2
Fouls 0 0 0
Yellow 0.07 0.48 0.28
YellowRed 0 0 0
Red 0 0.11 0.06

Based on 27 international matches

Matches
MATCHES FOR DOGAN BABACAN
Date Score Yellow Red Penalties Fouls
European Cup2 1977 - 1978
1/2 finalsDinamo MoskvaAustria Wien1978-03-292 - 1 2 (0-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 1977 - 1978
1/4 finalsBarcelonaAston Villa1978-03-152 - 1 0 (0-0)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
2nd roundCarl Zeiss JenaRWD Molenbeek1977-11-021 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
1st roundInter BratislavaRapid Wien1977-09-283 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
friendly
YugolsaviaGermany FR1977-04-301 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)
European Cup 1976 - 1977
1/2 finalsZurichLiverpool1977-04-061 - 3 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)2 (1-1)0 (0-0)
WC 1978 qualifiers - Asia
SyriaSaudi Arabia1976-11-262 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 1976 - 1977
2nd roundSportul StudenţescSchalke 041976-10-200 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
European Cup2 1975 - 1976
2nd roundHaladásSturm Graz1975-11-051 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 1974 - 1975
3rd roundDynamo DresdenHamburger SV1974-12-112 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Euro 1976 qualifiers
AustriaWales1974-09-042 - 1 2 (0-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 1974
group stageGermany FRChile1974-06-141 - 0 3 (0-3)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
European Cup 1973 - 1974
1/2 finalsCelticAtlético de Madrid1974-04-100 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 1973 - 1974
3rd roundRuch ChorzówHonvéd1973-12-125 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
WC 1974 qualifiers - Africa
1st roundTunisiaEgypt1972-12-172 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
European Cup2 1972 - 1973
2nd roundRapid BucurestiRapid Wien1972-11-083 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
European Cup 1972 - 1973
1st roundDynamo KyivWacker Innsbruck1972-09-292 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Olympic Games 1972
2nd stageSoviet Union OTDenmark OT1972-09-084 - 0 1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1st stageGermany FR OTMorocco OT1972-08-293 - 0 5 (0-5)1 (0-1)2 (2-0)0 (0-0)
Euro 1972 qualifiers
HungaryNorway1971-10-274 - 0 2 (2-0)0 (0-0)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)
European Cup 1971 - 1972
2nd roundDinamo BucurestiFeyenoord1971-10-200 - 4 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 1971 - 1972
1/4 finalsAC MilanLierse SK1972-02-232 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
1st roundVasas SCShelbourne1971-09-151 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
European Cup2 1970 - 1971
preliminariesPartizaniÃ…tvidaberg FF1970-09-022 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 1970 qualifiers - Europe
BulgariaLuxembourg1969-04-232 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
European Cup2 1968 - 1969
2nd roundSlovan BratislavaPorto1968-11-274 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)
European Cup2 1966 - 1967
1st roundSlavia SofiaSwansea City1966-10-054 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)