Bio
Laurens van Ravens
Born: 1922-09-18
Intl. since: 1966-01-01
Hometown: Schiedam / Voorburg
Country: Netherlands
Speaks: Dutch
Occupation:
Hobbies:

Two matches in the 1970 World Cup. Lau van Ravens was almost 50 years old when he took charge of the 1972 UEFA Cup final. Soon after that he retired. International ref 1965-1972.

Uruguay

His very last match was a friendly between Feyenoord and Uruguay. It was also the last match of the legendary Feyenoord player Coen Moelijn.

Van Ravens was the ref when the (almost) same Uruguay team took on the Soviet Union in the quarter-final of the World Cup in 1970. Uruguay scored in the extra time from a pass given on or behind the goal line.

Did you know
WORLD CUP

  • The Rangers had won the first leg of the 2nd round of the 1972 Cup Winner's Cup and Sporting won the return match so Lau Van Ravens ordered a penalty shoot-out. The Portuguese won.
    But the Dutch referee had forgotten about the newly installed away-goal rule. The first match had ended in 3-2 and the second in 4-3 making the Rangers winners on aggregate.
    Later while hanging around gloomily in their dressing room, the Scots were told they had won after all. In fact the Rangers went on to win the tournament.
  • This is a short film in Dutch about Lau at 89 (!) driving to a club and teaching a young referee.


Statistics
Statistics for LAURENS VAN RAVENS
Totals Home Away Total
Penalties 2 0 2
Fouls 0 0 0
Yellow 0 2 2
YellowRed 0 0 0
Red 0 1 1
Averages Home Away Total
Penalties 0.06 0 0.03
Fouls 0 0 0
Yellow 0 0.06 0.03
YellowRed 0 0 0
Red 0 0.03 0.02

Based on 31 international matches

Matches
MATCHES FOR LAURENS VAN RAVENS
Date Score Yellow Red Penalties Fouls
WC 1974 qualifiers - Europe
SwedenHungary1972-05-250 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 1971 - 1972
finalTottenham HotspurWolverhampton1972-05-171 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1st roundAcademica CoimbraWolverhampton1971-09-291 - 4 0 (0-0)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
European Cup2 1971 - 1972
2nd roundSportingGlasgow Rangers1971-11-034 - 3 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Fairs Cup 1970 - 1971
final (1st leg)JuventusLeeds United1971-05-282 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Euro 1972 qualifiers
AustriaItaly1970-10-311 - 2 1 (0-1)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
European Cup2 1970 - 1971
2nd roundReal MadridWacker Innsbruck1970-10-210 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 1970
1/4 finalsUruguaySoviet Union1970-06-141 - 0 1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageGermany FRMorocco1970-06-032 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
European Cup 1969 - 1970
2nd roundBenficaCeltic1969-11-263 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 1970 qualifiers - Europe
NorwayFrance1969-09-101 - 3 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
European Cup2 1969 - 1970
1/2 finalsManchester CitySchalke 041970-04-155 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1/4 finalsGöztepe IzmirAS Roma1970-03-180 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
preliminary roundRapid WienTorpedo Moskva1969-08-270 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
European Cup2 1968 - 1969
finalBarcelonaSlovan Bratislava1969-05-212 - 3 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Fairs Cup 1968 - 1969
2nd roundHansa RostockFiorentina1968-11-133 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
European Cup 1968 - 1969
1/4 finalsRapid WienManchester United1969-03-050 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
2nd roundSpartak TrnavaLahti1968-11-277 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
1st roundManchester CityFenerbahce SK1968-09-180 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Euro 1968
1/4 finalsHungarySoviet Union1968-05-042 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
European Cup2 1967 - 1968
1/2 finalsCardiff CityHamburger SV1968-05-012 - 3 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Euro 1968 qualifiers
ScotlandEngland1968-02-241 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
LuxembourgFrance1966-11-260 - 3 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
European Cup 1967-1968
1/4 finalsBenficaVasas SC1968-03-143 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1st roundDundalkVasas SC1967-09-200 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
friendly
Germany FREngland1968-06-011 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
ScotlandSoviet Union1967-05-100 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
European Cup2 1966 - 1967
1/4 finalsGlasgow RangersReal Zaragoza1967-03-012 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
2nd roundShamrock RoversBayern Munich1966-11-091 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
European Cup 1966-1967
1st roundLinfieldAris Bonnevoie1966-09-146 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
preliminary roundWaterfordVorwärts Berlin1966-08-311 - 6 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)