Bio
Jérome Efong Nzolo
Born: 1974-09-21
Intl. since: 2008-01-01
Hometown: Roux (Charleroi)
Country: Belgium
Speaks: French, Dutch
Occupation: social worker
Hobbies:

Born in Bitam, a town in Gabon, Jerome Efong Nzolo, went temporarily to Belgium in 1995 to study electro mechanics. He met a girl, became a social worker and referee and never left.

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Jerome Efong Nzolo was a promising forward until he broke a leg in a match. His father gave him the choice: study or football, he chose study. But football was never out of his life, already in Gabon he picked up refereeing and when he arrived in Belgium it didn't take him long to reach the highest level in 2005. Three years later he got his FIFA badge.

He he is a UEFA Category 2 referee.

2007

He was referee of the year in Belgium in 2007. Chosen over his very experienced colleagues De Bleeckere en Allaerts.

2009

In 2009 the honeymoon seemed to be a bit over. Efong, the darling of the media for a while, got more and more bad reviews. People started calling him "Obama" meaning they had all been in love with the "black guy" who dissappointed them after a while. But this could also be understood as a Flemmish - Wallonian thing. Efong is the only French speaking Belgian FIFA referee, chosen by the Dutch speaking referee elite.

Did you know
JEROME EFONG NZOLO

  • Jorome Nzolo was invited to take charge of the match Al Ahli-Al Ittihad in Saudi-Arabia, March 2012.
  • In every article in every newspaper in Belgium, we are reminded of the fact that Efong Nzolo is black. "The first black referee", "the only black referee", "the man in black is also black" blah blah. The Belgians still have a lot to learn
  • Jerome Efong Nzolo has 24 or 25 siblings, not strange when you know that his father has 7 wives.
  • He says he laughs too much and tries to teach himself to look more serious.
  • He works with juvenile delinquents.
Statistics
Statistics for JéROME EFONG NZOLO
Totals Home Away Total
Penalties 3 2 5
Fouls 0 0 0
Yellow 48 69 117
YellowRed 0 0 0
Red 4 7 11
Averages Home Away Total
Penalties 0.09 0.06 0.08
Fouls 0 0 0
Yellow 1.5 2.16 1.83
YellowRed 0 0 0
Red 0.13 0.22 0.17

Based on 32 international matches

Matches
MATCHES FOR JéROME EFONG NZOLO
Date Score Yellow Red Penalties Fouls
Europa League 2014 - 2015
qualifiers 1st roundAberystwyth TownDerry2014-07-100 - 5 4 (3-1)0 (0-0)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)
Tournoi Espoirs de Toulon 2014
group stageChina u20Mexico u202014-05-290 - 1 3 (2-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageBrazil u20Korea Republic u202014-05-222 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Europa League 2013 - 2014
qualifiers 1st roundMladost PodgoricaVideoton FC2013-07-111 - 0 4 (1-3)1 (1-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
Tournoi Espoirs de Toulon 2013
group stageKorea Republic u20USA u202013-06-051 - 0 1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageFrance u20Korea Republic u202013-06-010 - 0 3 (0-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageColombia u20USA u202013-05-302 - 1 4 (3-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Europa League 2012 - 2013
qualifiers 2nd roundGomelRenova2012-07-260 - 1 3 (1-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Tournoi Espoirs de Toulon 2012
final tournament (final)Mexico u20Turkey u202012-06-013 - 0 3 (1-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageEgypt u20Turkey u202012-05-251 - 1 3 (0-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageTurkey u20Japan u202012-05-232 - 0 5 (4-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Europa League 2011 - 2012
qualifiers 3rd roundHelsingborgBnei Yehuda2011-08-043 - 0 5 (2-3)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
qualifiers 2nd roundÖrebro SKSarajevo2011-07-140 - 0 6 (3-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Euro 2011 u19 qualifiers
Bosnia-Herzegovina u19Czech Republic u192010-10-030 - 0 4 (2-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Belarus u19Bosnia-Herzegovina u192010-10-012 - 1 3 (3-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Euro 2011 u21 qualifiers
Israel u21Montenegro u212010-09-075 - 0 8 (3-5)3 (1-2)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
Europa League 2010 - 2011
3th qualifying roundBesiktasPlzen2010-08-053 - 0 3 (1-2)2 (0-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
2nd qualifying roundMaccabi Tel AvivMogren2010-07-152 - 0 3 (1-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Euro 2010 u19 qualifiers
Sweden u19Georgia u192009-10-110 - 0 5 (2-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Ukraine u19Georgia u192009-10-091 - 0 5 (2-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Europa League 2009 - 2010
qualifiers 3rd roundDerryCSKA Sofia2009-08-061 - 1 6 (2-4)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Euro 2009 u19
group stageSlovenia u19England u192009-07-271 - 7 3 (1-2)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageFrance u19Turkey u192009-07-241 - 1 4 (1-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 2010 qualifiers - Europe
SlovakiaSan Marino2009-06-067 - 0 5 (2-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Euro 2009 u17 qualifiers
elite roundGreece u17Poland u172009-03-311 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
elite roundGreece u17Switzerland u172009-03-261 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Spain u17England u172008-10-271 - 1 4 (1-3)2 (0-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Spain u17Estonia u172008-10-226 - 0 3 (0-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Euro 2009 u21 qualifiers
Portugal u21Ireland u212008-09-092 - 2 5 (2-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Champions League 2008-2009
qualifiers 1st roundAnorthosisPyunik2008-07-151 - 0 7 (2-5)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
Euro 2008 u19 qualifiers
elite roundItaly u19Switzerland u192008-05-282 - 0 2 (1-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
elite roundFrance u19Switzerland u192008-05-263 - 2 3 (2-1)0 (0-0)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)