Bio
Gabriel Brazenas
Born: 1967-11-29
Intl. since: 1999-01-01
Hometown: Buenos Aires
Country: Argentina
Speaks:
Occupation: public official
Hobbies:

Brazenas appeared as one of the most promising Argentinian referees at the end of the 90s. He started refereeing very young, at 15 he officiated an junior football tournament in his home town. After that, he did the AFA referee career. With an important physical presence, he was one of the 'new internationals' designed to cover the place left by important referees such as Javier Castrilli, Francisco Lamolina and Roberto Ruscio.

At his early 30s he started being appointed to important games in the 1st division of the Argentinian League. He got his international badge in 1999.

but

Unfortunately, Brazenas started to suffer severe physical problems. He was operated on his spine more than once and because of that he couldn´t referee between 2005 and 2007. He had a comeback in Argentinian 1st division in 2008, but AFA decided to remove him from the FIFA list because of his usual health problems.

Now (2008) he is still active in his local league, but again with trouble with his health. he also works in the Buenos Aires City administration.

(written by Sheriff)

Did you know
GABRIEL VITO BRAZENAS

  • During a South American tournament played in 2005, Brazenas suddenly appeared with his hair dyed blonde. Some members of the Argentinian sport press said that the Argentinian Association wouldn't like that, and only e few monthes after, Brazenas didn´t referee anymore for a long time... 'I have to assume that the colour of my hair didn´t have anything to do with the fact that I couldn´t referee. If it does, it would have been a serious case of discrimination', Brazenas told the press.
    (source: Sheriff)
  • Brazenas showed 3 direct red cards in a Copa Sudamericana match in 2003. All in the 90th minute. (see: palmares)
Statistics
Statistics for GABRIEL BRAZENAS
Totals Home Away Total
Penalties 3 2 5
Fouls 0 0 0
Yellow 49 56 105
YellowRed 0 0 0
Red 4 6 10
Averages Home Away Total
Penalties 0.13 0.09 0.11
Fouls 0 0 0
Yellow 2.13 2.43 2.28
YellowRed 0 0 0
Red 0.17 0.26 0.22

Based on 23 international matches

Matches
MATCHES FOR GABRIEL BRAZENAS
Date Score Yellow Red Penalties Fouls
WC 2006 qualifiers - S. America
VenezuelaUruguay2005-06-041 - 1 6 (4-2)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Copa Libertadores 2005
1/4 finalsRiver PlateBanfield2005-06-163 - 2 8 (2-6)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1st knockoutAtletico ParanaenseCerro Porteno2005-05-192 - 1 4 (2-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageGuadalajaraCobreloa2005-05-053 - 1 5 (2-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageInd. MedellinLibertad2005-03-174 - 2 7 (4-3)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageSantos FCDanubio2005-03-033 - 2 7 (4-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Copa Sudamericana u20 2005
final stageVenezuela u20Uruguay u202005-02-021 - 2 5 (2-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
final stageBrazil u20Venezuela u202005-01-271 - 0 9 (3-6)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
final stageUruguay u20Brazil u202005-01-220 - 0 2 (2-0)0 (0-0)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)
group stageUruguay u20Paraguay u202005-01-140 - 0 6 (2-4)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Copa Sudamericana 2004
preliminariesQuilmesSan Lorenzo2004-08-180 - 2 3 (2-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Copa Libertadores 2004
1st knockoutNacional (UR)Deportivo Tachira2004-05-132 - 2 7 (2-5)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageSao PauloLDU Quito2004-03-101 - 0 5 (3-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageCruzeiroSantos Laguna2004-02-171 - 1 1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Copa Sudamericana 2003
preliminariesColónBoca Juniors2003-09-241 - 1 6 (4-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
preliminariesRosario CentralIndependiente2003-09-040 - 1 7 (5-2)3 (2-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 2003 u17
1/4 finalsSpain u17Portugal u172003-08-245 - 2 5 (3-2)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
group stageColombia u17Finland u172003-08-199 - 1 1 (0-1)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
group stagePortugal u17Brazil u172003-08-170 - 5 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)
Copa Libertadores 2003
group stageFénixCruz Azul2003-03-056 - 1 3 (0-3)1 (0-1)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
Copa Libertadores 2002
group stageMontevideo WanderersSantiago Wanderers2002-03-203 - 1 8 (3-5)3 (1-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Copa Mercosur 2001
group stageCorinthiansColo-Colo2001-09-120 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageVélez SarsfieldTalleres2001-08-021 - 4 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)