Bio
Lucilio Baptista
Born: 1965-04-26
Intl. since: 1996-01-01
Hometown: Almada
Country: Portugal
Speaks: Portuguese, English, Spanish, French
Occupation: Bank Employee
Hobbies: Swimming, jogging, photography, movies, reading

Batista is the name you'll find on the official FIFA site and thus on every other foreign site that is not Portuguese. Most Portuguese sites however (and the connoisseur of Portuguese refereeing, Alberto Helder) write his name with a p: Baptista.
Lucílio Cardoso Cortês Baptista was a UEFA premier category referee and retired at the start of season 2010-2011.

Active

Normally an international refereeing career starts with under 17s, friendlies, then a few years of qualifiers and UEFA cup matches between lesser football nations. If a ref is really good, he gets to make the final leap to the top: the Champions League and even on to the continental and World Cup tournaments. Premier list referee Lucilio Cardoso Cortez Batista did the lot and got as far as two matches in the European Cup in 2004 in his own country. Then something must have gone wrong.

last

One of his Champions League matches was in 2005 when Arsenal beat Thun 0-1 with a penalty in the 88th minute. Two Thun goals where ruled out for off-side, one Thun player got sent off with a direct red card and Batista showed 6 more yellow cards. Was that his worst match? Or was it the Euro 2008 qualifier between Cyprus and Ireland (5-2 !) where the Portuguese showed 7 yellow cards. Whatever happened, Baptista was demoted and went back to officiating UEFA cup matches for a while. In 2007 he again took charge of one Champions league group stage match.

cups

Batista was active in European U-16 Championship (Austria 1996), U-17 World Championship (Trinidad and Tobago 2001), Confederations Cup (France 2003) and EURO 2004 (Portugal). His proudest moment must have been the final of the U-17 World Championship 2001.

Did you know
BAP OR BAT?

  • Lucilio Batista showed 9 yellow cards in a Confederations Cup match in France 2003 when France beat Colombia 1-0.
  • After Benfica won the Carlsberg Cup against Sporting in 2009 Baptista received several death threats. The derby that wasn't played in Lisbon but in Faro had ended in a draw and penalty shoot-out after Benfica had equalized from a penalty.
Statistics
Statistics for LUCILIO BAPTISTA
Totals Home Away Total
Penalties 13 5 18
Fouls 0 0 0
Yellow 129 217 346
YellowRed 0 0 0
Red 9 16 25
Averages Home Away Total
Penalties 0.16 0.06 0.11
Fouls 0 0 0
Yellow 1.59 2.68 2.14
YellowRed 0 0 0
Red 0.11 0.2 0.15

Based on 81 international matches

Matches
MATCHES FOR LUCILIO BAPTISTA
Date Score Yellow Red Penalties Fouls
Europa League 2009 - 2010
round of 32TwenteWerder Bremen2010-02-181 - 0 3 (1-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
play-offsEvertonSigma2009-08-204 - 0 2 (1-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
qualifiers 3rd roundPSVCherno More2009-07-301 - 0 6 (2-4)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Champions League 2009-2010
group stageOlympiakosArsenal2009-12-091 - 0 2 (1-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 2010 qualifiers - Europe
EnglandBelarus2009-10-143 - 0 1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
SwitzerlandLatvia2008-10-112 - 1 4 (1-3)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
friendly
AngolaCape Verde2009-09-091 - 1 2 (1-1)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
GermanyChina2005-10-121 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
EnglandMexico2001-05-254 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 2008 - 2009
round of 32OlympiakosSaint-Etienne2009-02-181 - 3 7 (3-4)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
Group stagePartizanSampdoria2008-10-231 - 2 4 (2-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1st roundTottenham HotspurWisla Krakow2008-09-182 - 1 3 (1-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Champions League 2008-2009
group stageCFR ClujAS Roma2008-11-261 - 3 4 (2-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 2007 - 2008
round of 32GalatasarayLeverkusen2008-02-130 - 0 3 (2-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageAberdeenKobenhavn2007-12-204 - 0 3 (1-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1st roundGroningenFiorentina2007-09-201 - 1 3 (1-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Champions League 2007-2008
group stageVfB StuttgartLyon2007-10-230 - 2 5 (3-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
qualifiers 3rd roundCrvena ZvezdaGlasgow Rangers2007-08-280 - 0 6 (4-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Euro 2008 qualifiers
FranceGeorgia2007-06-061 - 0 2 (0-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
CyprusIreland2006-10-075 - 2 11 (6-5)1 (0-1)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 2006 - 2007
round of 32Werder BremenAjax2007-02-143 - 0 6 (1-5)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageFenerbahce SKPalermo2006-11-233 - 0 5 (1-4)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageMaccabi HaifaAuxerre2006-10-193 - 1 8 (2-6)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1st roundLensEthnikos Achna2006-09-283 - 1 1 (1-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Champions League 2006-2007
qualifiers 3rd roundChievoLevski Sofia2006-08-232 - 2 6 (2-4)2 (1-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 2005 - 2006
round of 32RosenborgZenit2006-02-150 - 2 6 (2-4)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
1st roundRapid BucurestiFeyenoord2005-09-291 - 0 5 (2-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Champions League 2005-2006
group stageThunArsenal2005-11-220 - 1 6 (3-3)1 (1-0)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)
qualifiers 3rd roundRapid WienLokomotiv Moskva2005-08-101 - 1 6 (1-5)1 (0-1)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
WC 2006 qualifiers - Europe
IcelandHungary2005-06-042 - 3 8 (5-3)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
TurkeyUkraine2004-11-170 - 3 1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
AustriaPoland2004-10-091 - 3 6 (2-4)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 2004 - 2005
round of 16AZShakhtar2005-03-162 - 1 6 (2-4)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Champions League 2004-2005
group stageAjaxBayern Munich2004-12-082 - 2 5 (2-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageAS RomaLeverkusen2004-11-031 - 1 8 (3-5)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageFenerbahce SKSparta Prague2004-09-151 - 0 3 (3-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Euro 2004
group stageBulgariaDenmark2004-06-180 - 2 9 (7-2)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageSwitzerlandCroatia2004-06-130 - 0 9 (4-5)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 2003 - 2004
1/2 finalsVillarrealValencia2004-04-220 - 0 6 (2-4)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1/4 finalsMarseilleInternazionale2004-04-081 - 0 8 (3-5)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Champions League 2003-2004
1st knockoutMonacoLokomotiv Moskva2004-03-101 - 0 8 (2-6)1 (0-1)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
group stageSparta PragueLazio2003-12-091 - 0 2 (0-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageArsenalDynamo Kyiv2003-11-051 - 0 3 (2-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageChelsea F.C.Besiktas2003-10-010 - 2 7 (1-6)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
qualifiers 3rd roundAEKGrasshopper2003-08-273 - 1 6 (3-3)2 (0-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Euro 2004 qualifiers
play-offsRussiaWales2003-11-150 - 0 6 (2-4)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
GreeceNorthern Ireland2003-10-111 - 0 7 (2-5)1 (0-1)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
Czech RepublicNetherlands2003-09-103 - 1 7 (4-3)1 (0-1)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
HungarySweden2003-04-021 - 2 6 (1-5)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Bosnia-HerzegovinaRomania2002-09-070 - 3 6 (1-5)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Confederations Cup 2003
group stageBrazilUSA2003-06-211 - 0 5 (2-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageFranceColombia2003-06-181 - 0 9 (4-5)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
Champions League 2002-2003
2nd group stageInternazionaleNewcastle United2003-03-112 - 2 7 (3-4)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
2nd group stageArsenalAjax2003-02-181 - 1 4 (1-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
2nd group stageJuventusBasel2002-12-114 - 0 3 (1-2)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
group stageDortmundPSV2002-10-221 - 1 5 (1-4)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
qualifiers 3rd roundManchester UnitedZTE2002-08-275 - 0 1 (0-1)1 (0-1)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 2001 - 2002
4th roundLiberecLyon2002-02-284 - 1 3 (1-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
3rd roundGrasshopperLeeds United2001-11-221 - 2 4 (1-3)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
Champions League 2001-2002
group stageBayern MunichFeyenoord2001-10-233 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
qualifiers 3rd roundInter BratislavaRosenborg2001-08-083 - 3 2 (1-1)0 (0-0)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)
WC 2001 u17
finalFrance u17Nigeria u172001-09-303 - 0 5 (2-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1/4 finalsArgentina u17Mali u172001-09-242 - 1 7 (2-5)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageJapan u17Nigeria u172001-09-160 - 4 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 2000 - 2001
3rd roundInternazionaleHertha BSC2000-12-072 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Champions League 2000-2001
1st group stageHeerenveenLyon2000-10-250 - 2 4 (2-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1st group stageGlasgow RangersSturm Graz2000-09-125 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 2002 qualifiers - Europe
PolandWales2000-10-110 - 0 3 (0-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 1999 - 2000
3rd roundLeverkusenUdinese1999-12-091 - 2 6 (1-5)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Champions League 1999-2000
1st group stageSpartak MoskvaWillem II1999-10-261 - 1 5 (2-3)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1st group stageLazioMaribor1999-09-294 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
qualifiers 3rd roundSturm GrazServette1999-08-112 - 1 5 (2-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Euro 2000 qualifiers
DenmarkBelarus1999-06-051 - 0 3 (1-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 1998 - 1999
2nd roundGlasgow RangersLeverkusen1998-11-051 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1st roundVitesseAEK1998-09-153 - 0 0 (0-0)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
European Cup2 1997 - 1998
2nd roundRoda JCPrimorje1997-11-064 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 1997 - 1998
1st roundMetz FCMouscron1997-09-304 - 1 6 (2-4)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
qualifiers 2nd roundGoricaClub Brugge1997-08-123 - 5 0 (0-0)1 (1-0)2 (0-2)0 (0-0)
qualifiers 1st roundBirkirkaraSpartak Trnava1997-07-220 - 1 0 (0-0)2 (1-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 1998 qualifiers - Europe
LithuaniaMacedonia1997-09-062 - 0 4 (1-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
BulgariaLuxembourg1997-06-084 - 0 8 (1-7)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)