Bio
Jaap Uilenberg
Born: 1950-01-01
Intl. since:
Hometown:
Country: Netherlands
Speaks: Dutch, English
Occupation: referee commission boss
Hobbies:

The Dutch referee boss Jaap Uilenberg is a bit of a controversial character. As a referee he took the then referee boss to court to change the retirement age for officials. Uilenberg won and was allowed to go on for 5 years at 49.
Uilenberg is also member of the UEFA referees' committee.

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Journalists as well as referees have been critical of him and Uilenberg has been accused of designating important matches to refs who don't disagree with him. The fact that he punished referees for their dissent by not assigning matches to them and by doing so taking away part of their pay, made him rather powerful.

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we found a couple of international matches for Uilenberg. One was the 1994 WC qualifier Iraq - North Korea (Saddam Hussein vs Kim Jong Il).

Did you know
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  • When Uilenberg turned 49 and had to stop officiating he went to court (together with referee Schaap). He felt young an good enough to go on and wanted to fight the age limit rule. Uilenberg won and from then on Dutch referees can go on until they are 55. As long as they are good enough of course, and make the test. Uilenberg did not officiate for 6 months and had to do the tests again. Physically there were no problems, but he had 5 out of ten questions wrong. Uilenberg said the questions were ridiculous and he gave one example: What should a referee do when a player knocks down an assistant while the ball is on the centre mark after a goal has been scored?
  • Talking to Howard Webb over beers after Austria - Poland, Euro 2008 ("I have to be honest, Howard, but..")
    from: Les Arbitres
Statistics
Statistics for JAAP UILENBERG
Totals Home Away Total
Penalties 2 1 3
Fouls 0 0 0
Yellow 14 8 22
YellowRed 0 0 0
Red 0 5 5
Averages Home Away Total
Penalties 0.07 0.03 0.05
Fouls 0 0 0
Yellow 0.48 0.28 0.38
YellowRed 0 0 0
Red 0 0.17 0.09

Based on 29 international matches

Matches
MATCHES FOR JAAP UILENBERG
Date Score Yellow Red Penalties Fouls
Champions League 1995-1996
group stagePortoNantes1995-11-222 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageGlasgow RangersDortmund1995-09-272 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
qualifiersLegia WarszawaGöteborg1995-08-091 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
Euro 1996 qualifiers
SlovakiaRomania1995-11-150 - 2 3 (2-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
CroatiaItaly1995-10-081 - 1 7 (5-2)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 1995 - 1996
2nd roundBrøndbyLiverpool1995-10-170 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Umbro Cup
EnglandJapan1995-06-032 - 1 0 (0-0)1 (0-1)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
European Cup2 1994 - 1995
1/2 finalsArsenalSampdoria1995-04-063 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 1994 - 1995
1/4 finalsLazioDortmund1995-02-281 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
2nd roundAston VillaTrabzonspor1994-11-022 - 1 0 (0-0)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1st roundAris ThessalonikiKatowice1994-09-271 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Champions League 1994-1995
qualifiersDynamo KyivSilkeborg1994-08-243 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
friendly
EnglandDenmark1994-03-091 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
SwedenPoland1992-05-075 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
DenmarkEngland1989-06-071 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 1994 qualifiers - Asia
final roundSaudi ArabiaIran1993-10-284 - 3 3 (1-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
final roundKorea RepublicSaudi Arabia1993-10-221 - 1 2 (2-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
final roundKorea DPRIraq1993-10-153 - 2 0 (0-0)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 1993 - 1994
1st roundRapid BucurestiInternazionale1993-09-290 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 1994 qualifiers - Oceania
play-off 1st stageAustraliaNew Zealand1993-06-063 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 1992 - 1993
1/2 finalsPSGJuventus1993-04-220 - 1 4 (2-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
2nd roundTorpedo MoskvaReal Madrid1992-11-043 - 2 3 (2-1)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1st roundMNK IzolaBenfica1992-09-290 - 5 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Champions League 1992-1993
1st roundGlasgow RangersLyngby1992-09-162 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 1994 qualifiers - Europe
IrelandAlbania1992-05-262 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
European Cup 1991 - 1992
2nd roundHonvédSampdoria1991-10-232 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
European Cup2 1991 - 1992
1st roundEisenhüttenstädter FC StahlGalatasaray1991-09-171 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Euro 1992 qualifiers
Northern IrelandYugolsavia1990-09-120 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 1990 qualifiers - Europe
MaltaIreland1989-11-150 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)