Aurelian Bogaciu was only 24 when he was inducted on the FIFA list in 2007. UEFA had to grant him some kind of special permit to be able
to attend the European matches. Aurelian Bogaciu was only 27 when he was suspended.
Aurelian used to be a promising football player himself. He was selected for all Romanian youth teams, until the stage of u19. After that, he quit playing
football and decided to start a referee career. In 2006 he was already promoted to the First class of Romanian referees.
At the time of writing, Bogaciu was a Fourth Class referee and had already refereed 31 matches in the first divison of Romania. In this, he attended at two matches between teams from the Big Four (Steaua, Dinamo, Rapid and CFR Cluj): Rapid - Dinamo (in 2007-08 season in the 32nd round) and Rapid - CFR Cluj (in 2008-09 season, in the 3rd round). Beside this, he was delegated at the 2008 Romanian Cup Final, CFR Cluj - Unirea Urziceni.
In april 2009 Aurelian Bogaciu was suspected of taking bribes from Cornel Penescu, the president of FC Arges. Police had come into possesion of taped phone conversations between Penescu, his associates and Aurelian Bogaciu. It was not enough evidence to put Bogaciu behind bars, but he got suspended. It was expected that more referees were involved in this match fixing scam.
Bogaciu was removed from the FIFA List in June 2009 and is awaiting his trial, as a consequence of his involvement in the match fixing scandal. Until a decision will be reached, he is suspended for all referee-related activities.
Statistics for DUMITRU AURELIAN BOGACIU
Based on 5 international matches
MATCHES FOR DUMITRU AURELIAN BOGACIU
|Euro 2011 u21 qualifiers|
|Albania u21||Scotland u21||2009-03-28||0 - 1||3 (2-1)||0 (0-0)||1 (1-0)||0 (0-0)|
|Euro 2009 u17 qualifiers|
|Georgia u17||Bosnia-Herzegovina u17||2008-09-27||1 - 0||3 (1-2)||0 (0-0)||0 (0-0)||0 (0-0)|
|Bosnia-Herzegovina u17||Hungary u17||2008-09-24||0 - 1||4 (3-1)||0 (0-0)||0 (0-0)||0 (0-0)|
|Euro 2008 u17 qualifiers|
|elite round||Slovakia u17||Sweden u17||2008-03-28||1 - 2||4 (0-4)||0 (0-0)||1 (0-1)||0 (0-0)|
|elite round||Czech Republic u17||Sweden u17||2008-03-26||6 - 0||1 (1-0)||0 (0-0)||0 (0-0)||0 (0-0)|