Bio
Herbert Fandel
Born: 1964-03-09
Intl. since: 1998-01-01
Hometown: Kyllburg
Country: Germany
Speaks: German, English
Occupation: Pianist, music school director
Hobbies: Travelling, Family life, Tennis, Swimming

In 1979, when he was 14, Herbert Fandel passed his referee examns and started his climb up the ladder, up towards the First Bundesliga in 1996 and a FIFA badge in 1998. He was a UEFA Elite Category referee until he retired internationally in 2009.

piano

Alongside his refereeing job, Fandel also pursued a musical career. After a short time as a concert pianist, he chose to become a piano teacher. Currently he is a music school director.

matches

Fandel also refereed in Euro U16 1998 (Scotland), Meridian Cup 1999 (South Africa), Euro U21 2000 (Slovakia), Olympic Games 2000 (Sydney) and Confederations Cup 2005 (Germany).

Fnadel is one of the few referees who got to take charge of both the UEFA Cup final (2006) and the Champions League final (2007). See his palmares

EC 2008

Fandel was selected for EURO 2008 in Austria/Switzerland where he took charge of 3 matches (2 group stage, 1 quarter final). He was not part of the 2006 World Cup finals. They were held in his own country and FIFA had decided to assign only one referee from the host country.

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Fandel was voted Bundesliga referee of the year in 2000/2001 and 2004/2005.

2009

Early 2009 Fandel was slightly injured and did not officiate any international matches. And then in July, he retired. Later in an interview he said he realized it was time to stop.

Did you know
HERBERT FANDEL

  • The love of music and football runs in Fandel's family, his dad was an administrator with a football team, his three brothers are also referees and his mother is a soprano (a singer not a gangster). Together the whole family used to make music.
  • His music school is called Musikschule des Eifelkreises Bitburg-Pr√?¬ľm and is located in the town Bitburg.
  • Fandel almost always books players for protesting his decisions.
  • One minute before the end of a qualification match for Euro 2008 between Sweden and Denmark a fan ran out on the field wanting to strangle Herbert Fandel. The fan was angry because Fandel had awarded a penalty to Sweden after Danish player Poulsen had hit Rosenberg in the stomach with his fist. The 3-3 that was on the score board at that time was later changed to 3-0 for Sweden as a disciplinary action against the Danish national team.
    In 2012, 4,5 years later, a judge decided on a 250.000 Euro fine the man had to pay to the Danish FA. The man had also already spent 20 days in jail.
  • The following should be read as a compliment

    In one of the taped telephone conversations between referee appointer Pierluigi Pairetto and his mate Juventus president Luciano Moggi, Herbert Fandel was mentioned:
    Moggi: "Ma che beep di arbitro ci avete mandato?".
    Pairetto: "Fandel è uno dei primi..."
    M: "Ho capito, ma il gol di Miccoli è valido".
    P: "No".
    M: "E' valido, è valido".
    P: "No era davanti".
    M: "Ma che davanti, e poi tutto l'andamento della partita ha fatto un casino della madonna a noi...".
    P: "Ma sai che questo è uno dei top...".
    M: "Ma questo puo andare in c...

    (which translates something like:

    Moggi: What fuck of a referee did you send?
    Pairetto: Fandel is one of the best....
    Moggi: Right, but Miccoli's goal was valid.
    Pairetto: No.
    Moggi: It's valid, it's valid.
    Pairetto: No, it was right in front.
    Moggi: Right in front.. it wasn't in front ... he ruined the entire game for us.
    Pairetto: But you know he is one of the best.
    Moggi: Well he can fuck off.
Statistics
Statistics for HERBERT FANDEL
Totals Home Away Total
Penalties 4 5 9
Fouls 0 0 0
Yellow 115 161 276
YellowRed 0 0 0
Red 7 17 24
Averages Home Away Total
Penalties 0.05 0.06 0.06
Fouls 0 0 0
Yellow 1.44 2.01 1.73
YellowRed 0 0 0
Red 0.09 0.21 0.15

Based on 80 international matches

Matches
MATCHES FOR HERBERT FANDEL
Date Score Yellow Red Penalties Fouls
Champions League 2008-2009
group stageAS RomaBordeaux2008-12-092 - 0 4 (1-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Group stageShakhtarSporting2008-10-220 - 1 2 (1-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageArsenalPorto2008-09-304 - 0 2 (1-1)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
qualifiers 3rd roundOlympiakosAnorthosis2008-08-271 - 0 6 (4-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Euro 2008
1/4 finalsSpainItaly2008-06-220 - 0 4 (3-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageNetherlandsFrance2008-06-134 - 1 3 (1-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stagePortugalTurkey2008-06-072 - 0 3 (0-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Champions League 2007-2008
1/2 finalsManchester UnitedBarcelona2008-04-291 - 0 5 (2-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1/4 finalsChelsea F.C.Fenerbahce SK2008-04-082 - 0 2 (2-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1st knockoutAS RomaReal Madrid2008-02-192 - 1 6 (3-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageBenficaAC Milan2007-11-281 - 1 4 (1-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageSteauaSevilla FC2007-11-070 - 2 4 (2-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageSportingManchester United2007-09-190 - 1 3 (1-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
qualifiers 3rd roundSpartak MoskvaCeltic2007-08-151 - 1 3 (1-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Euro 2008 qualifiers
SpainNorthern Ireland2007-11-211 - 0 2 (0-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
FinlandPoland2007-09-120 - 0 3 (1-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
DenmarkSweden2007-06-020 - 3 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
FranceItaly2006-09-063 - 1 5 (1-4)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Champions League 2006-2007
finalAC MilanLiverpool2007-05-232 - 1 4 (2-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1/4 finalsAS RomaManchester United2007-04-042 - 1 5 (1-4)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1st knockoutLiverpoolBarcelona2007-03-060 - 1 5 (4-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageManchester UnitedBenfica2006-12-063 - 1 3 (2-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageAC MilanAnderlecht2006-11-014 - 1 4 (2-2)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
group stageValenciaAS Roma2006-09-272 - 1 5 (2-3)0 (0-0)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)
qualifiers 3rd roundAjaxKobenhavn2006-08-230 - 2 4 (2-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
friendly
AustriaCroatia2006-05-231 - 4 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
BelgiumNetherlands2003-08-201 - 1 3 (1-2)2 (1-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
EnglandItaly2002-03-271 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
LuxembourgSpain2000-06-070 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 2005 - 2006
finalMiddlesbroughSevilla FC2006-05-100 - 4 4 (1-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
round of 16ZenitMarseille2006-03-161 - 1 2 (1-1)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
round of 32LensUdinese2006-02-231 - 0 4 (1-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Champions League 2005-2006
1/4 finalsJuventusArsenal2006-04-050 - 0 5 (3-2)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageChelsea F.C.Liverpool2005-12-060 - 0 3 (1-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stagePortoGlasgow Rangers2005-11-231 - 1 4 (1-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
qualifiers 3rd roundInternazionaleShakhtar2005-08-241 - 1 4 (4-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 2006 qualifiers - Europe
IrelandFrance2005-09-070 - 1 6 (4-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
BulgariaSweden2005-03-260 - 3 7 (4-3)1 (1-0)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)
Faroe IslandsArmenia2004-10-093 - 1 3 (1-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Confederations Cup 2005
group stageGreeceJapan2005-06-190 - 1 4 (1-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Champions League 2004-2005
1st knockoutAC MilanManchester United2005-03-081 - 0 1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stagePSVArsenal2004-11-241 - 1 6 (1-5)2 (0-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageChelsea F.C.Porto2004-09-293 - 1 6 (3-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageShakhtarAC Milan2004-09-140 - 1 5 (2-3)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
qualifiers 3rd roundJuventusDjurgården2004-08-102 - 2 2 (2-0)0 (0-0)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 2003 - 2004
1/4 finalsValenciaBordeaux2004-04-142 - 1 3 (0-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Champions League 2003-2004
1st knockoutPortoManchester United2004-02-252 - 1 2 (0-2)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageGlasgow RangersPanathinaikos2003-12-091 - 3 3 (1-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageClub BruggeAC Milan2003-11-040 - 1 3 (0-3)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageGalatasarayReal Sociedad2003-09-301 - 2 4 (3-1)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
qualifiers 3rd roundLazioBenfica2003-08-133 - 1 2 (0-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Euro 2004 qualifiers
SloveniaIsrael2003-09-063 - 1 6 (2-4)2 (0-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
CroatiaBelgium2003-03-294 - 0 4 (2-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
CyprusFrance2002-09-071 - 2 2 (1-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Kirin Cup
JapanArgentina2003-06-081 - 4 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Champions League 2002-2003
2nd group stageAS RomaAjax2003-03-191 - 1 5 (3-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
2nd group stageDeportivo La CorunaJuventus2002-11-262 - 2 6 (3-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageReal MadridAEK2002-10-222 - 2 3 (1-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageValenciaLiverpool2002-09-172 - 0 6 (3-3)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
3rd roundShakhtarClub Brugge2002-08-141 - 1 6 (3-3)0 (0-0)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 2002 - 2003
4th roundAnderlechtPanathinaikos2003-02-272 - 0 6 (3-3)2 (0-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 2001 - 2002
1/4 finalsAC MilanHapoel Tel Aviv2002-03-212 - 0 3 (2-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
4th roundFeyenoordGlasgow Rangers2002-02-283 - 2 4 (1-3)2 (1-1)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)
3rd roundLille OSCFiorentina2001-12-062 - 0 4 (0-4)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Champions League 2001-2002
group stageManchester UnitedDeportivo La Coruna2001-10-172 - 3 4 (1-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageLazioNantes2001-09-191 - 3 5 (2-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
qualifiers 3rd roundGalatasarayLevski Sofia2001-08-082 - 1 5 (2-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 2002 qualifiers - Europe
RussiaYugolsavia2001-06-021 - 1 4 (2-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
RomaniaItaly2001-03-240 - 2 3 (1-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Bosnia-HerzegovinaSpain2000-09-021 - 2 5 (2-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 2000 - 2001
3rd roundBarcelonaClub Brugge2000-12-071 - 1 0 (0-0)1 (0-1)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
Champions League 2000-2001
1st group stageAnderlechtDynamo Kyiv2000-10-184 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
qualifiers 1st roundDudelange F91Levski Sofia2000-07-120 - 4 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Olympic Games 2000
1/4 finalsBrazil OTCameroon OT2000-09-231 - 2 6 (1-5)2 (0-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageUSA OTKuwait OT2000-09-193 - 1 2 (1-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageKorea Republic OTMorocco OT2000-09-171 - 0 6 (2-4)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Intertoto 2000
finalCelta de VigoZenit2000-08-082 - 1 4 (2-2)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 1999 - 2000
2nd roundMontpellierDeportivo La Coruna1999-11-040 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1st roundPartizanLeeds United1999-09-141 - 3 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
European Cup2 1998 - 1999
1st roundPSGMaccabi Haifa1998-09-171 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)