Bio
Mario van der Ende
Born: 1956-03-28
Intl. since:
Hometown: Naarden
Country: Netherlands
Speaks: Dutch, English, German
Occupation: referee coordinator
Hobbies: theatre, travel

Mario van der Ende started as a referee in 1977 in the district of the Hague. Two years later he was promoted to KNVB-referee (Dutch FA) reaching the national C-list in 1984. In 1987 he became an A-list referee and three years later he got his FIFA badge. He retired from FIFA in 2001.

World Cup record

The Dutchman with the white streak in his hair took charge of 5 matches in two World Cup finals; 3 in 1994 and two in 1998, a Duct record. One match in the 1996 European Championships, two Super Cup matches and many in the Champions League.

One historically important match was a Asian World Cup qualifier Iran-Iraq.

ill

In 1999 Van der Ende was diagnosed with cancer. He had to stop refereeing, but a year later already he was cured and he managed a come-back. A come back though in the Intertoto and such, not just a step down from the World Cup but a whole flight of stairs down to the basement. After suffering an injury in 2002, he retired.

Van der Ende worked for the KNVB for a while but quit in 2007. He was a referee observer for FIFA and worked in Australia developing referees.


(many thanks to our correspondent Eric)

Did you know
VAN DER ENDE

  • Mario van der Ende was the referee when Spain beat Bulgaria 6-1 in the 1998 World Cup. The loss of his national team caused so much anger with a Bulgarian man that he shot the donkey he had named Hristo Stoichkov after the star player who had led his national team to the 3rd place four years earlier.
  • Mario van der Ende used to teach at a school while he was an international referee. He had an easygoing director and was able to travel a lot, but sometimes he just called in sick. Matches were hardly ever on tv in those days, so no one would know. However one time a colleague heard Van der Ende's name as the referee on a report on the radio and asked him next day how the match had been. That was when he realized he could not pursue both careers.
  • Everybody makes mistakes, Van der Ende's big one was a yellow card in a Champions League qualifier Tirol vs Lok. Moscow. In fact it should have been a second yellow to Pimenov, but the Dutchman had it wrong and showed it to Maminov. UEFA ordered a replay.
  • Whenever he is asked to tell about his career he will refer to his collumns in a magazine called Elf (eleven) or his book Gebroken doelpalen (broken goal posts).

  • The broken goal posts the title refers to happened in the 1988 Champions League semi-final Real Madrid - Dortmund. The goal in the Santiago Barnabeu stadium had to be replaced and since there was no other goal available, one had to be fetched from another stadium.
    The posts broke when fans had climbed on the fence behind the goal and swayed it to and fro. The goalposts had been tied to that fence.
  • Mario van der Ende may have his fights with the Dutch Football Association, but in Australia, August 2008, they appointed him interim National Referees Technical Director, after he was asked to conduct a review of Australian match officiating standards, systems and practices.
  • These days (2011) he seems to be on a crusade against the Dutch FA (KNVB) and especially against referee boss Van Egmond. Van de Ende uses his blog and tweets and interviews to tell the world what's wrong with the Dutch referees (read: Kevin Blom).
    It's hard to take him seriously though when he blogs about himself in the third person and has many pictures of himself with second rate famous Dutch people.
  • Van der Ende has at least one thing right when he stated that Dutch referees seem to be acting the part of referee, instead of being one.
Statistics
Statistics for MARIO VAN DER ENDE
Totals Home Away Total
Penalties 6 5 11
Fouls 0 0 0
Yellow 75 89 164
YellowRed 0 0 0
Red 8 7 15
Averages Home Away Total
Penalties 0.09 0.07 0.08
Fouls 0 0 0
Yellow 1.1 1.31 1.21
YellowRed 0 0 0
Red 0.12 0.1 0.11

Based on 68 international matches

Matches
MATCHES FOR MARIO VAN DER ENDE
Date Score Yellow Red Penalties Fouls
WC 2002 qualifiers - Europe
LithuaniaItaly2001-09-010 - 0 5 (2-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Champions League 2001-2002
qualifiers 3rd round (a)Tirol Innsbruck FCLokomotiv Moskva2001-08-220 - 1 9 (3-6)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
qualifiers 2nd roundMariborGlasgow Rangers2001-07-250 - 3 3 (2-1)0 (0-0)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 2000 - 2001
2nd roundOFISlavia2000-10-262 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1st roundAntalyasporWerder Bremen2000-09-142 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
qualifiersSliema WanderersPartizan2000-08-102 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Nordic Championships
FinlandNorway2000-08-163 - 1 0 (0-0)1 (0-1)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
Intertoto 2000
2nd roundAtlantasBradford City2000-07-021 - 3 5 (2-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Champions League 1999-2000
1st group stageOlympiakosReal Madrid1999-09-153 - 3 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
qualifiers 3rd roundMoldeMallorca1999-08-110 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Euro 2000 qualifiers
BulgariaEngland1999-06-091 - 1 5 (1-4)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 1998 - 1999
1/4 finalsAS RomaAtlético de Madrid1999-03-161 - 2 6 (3-3)2 (2-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Champions League 1998-1999
group stageJuventusRosenborg1998-12-092 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
friendly
AustriaFrance1998-08-192 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
BelgiumGermany1995-08-231 - 2 3 (2-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
GermanyGhana1993-04-146 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 1998
group stageSpainBulgaria1998-06-246 - 1 4 (2-2)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
group stageArgentinaJapan1998-06-141 - 0 3 (0-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Champions League 1997-1998
1/2 finalsReal MadridDortmund1998-04-012 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageGöteborgBayern Munich1997-10-011 - 3 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 1997 - 1998
1/4 finalsAston VillaAtlético de Madrid1998-03-172 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
3rd roundBragaSchalke 041997-11-250 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
2nd roundOFIAuxerre1997-11-043 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
WC 1998 qualifiers - Asia
2nd roundJapanKazakhstan1997-11-085 - 1 4 (1-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 1998 qualifiers - Europe
ItalyEngland1997-10-110 - 0 8 (5-3)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
ScotlandBelarus1997-09-074 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)
RomaniaIreland1997-04-301 - 0 7 (4-3)0 (0-0)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)
CroatiaGreece1996-10-111 - 1 9 (4-5)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
European Cup2 1996 - 1997
1/4 finalsFiorentinaBenfica1997-03-200 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 1996 - 1997
1/2 finalsMonacoInternazionale1997-04-221 - 0 8 (4-4)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
3rd roundBesiktasValencia1996-12-032 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)
Champions League 1996-1997
group stageManchester UnitedFenerbahce SK1996-10-300 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageAC MilanPorto1996-09-112 - 3 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Euro 1996
group stageDenmarkPortugal1996-06-091 - 1 7 (2-5)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Champions League 1995-1996
1/4 finalsJuventusReal Madrid1996-03-202 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 1995 - 1996
1/2 finalsSlaviaBordeaux1996-04-020 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
3rd roundLyonNottingham Forest1995-12-050 - 0 3 (2-1)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 1994 - 1995
1/2 finalsDortmundJuventus1995-04-181 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
3rd roundNapoliEintracht Frankfurt1994-12-070 - 1 6 (4-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Champions League 1994-1995
group stageBayern MunichSpartak Moskva1994-11-022 - 2 3 (1-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageGalatasarayManchester United1994-09-280 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Euro 1996 qualifiers
MoldovaGeorgia1995-11-153 - 2 2 (2-0)1 (0-1)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
IrelandNorthern Ireland1995-03-291 - 1 3 (2-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
SwedenHungary1994-11-162 - 0 3 (0-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
MacedoniaDenmark1994-09-071 - 1 4 (2-2)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 1994
round of 16SpainSwitzerland1994-07-023 - 0 8 (4-4)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
group stageUSARomania1994-06-260 - 1 4 (2-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageItalyIreland1994-06-180 - 1 3 (0-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
European Cup2 1993 - 1994
1/2 finalsParmaBenfica1994-04-131 - 0 6 (3-3)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 1993 - 1994
1/4 finalsDortmundInternazionale1994-03-011 - 3 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
round of 16Casino SalzburgSporting1993-12-073 - 0 0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1st roundSportingKocealispor1993-09-292 - 0 0 (0-0)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1st roundTenerifeAuxerre1993-09-152 - 2 6 (3-3)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
Champions League 1993-1994
2nd roundLevski SofiaWerder Bremen1993-10-202 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Champions League 1992-1993
group stageMarseilleGlasgow Rangers1993-04-071 - 1 5 (3-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 1992 - 1993
1/4 finalsAS RomaDortmund1993-03-021 - 0 5 (4-1)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
2nd roundJuventusPanathinaikos1992-11-040 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
European Cup2 1992 - 1993
1st roundHannoverWerder Bremen1992-09-302 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)
WC 1994 qualifiers - Europe
DenmarkSpain1993-03-311 - 0 4 (0-4)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
SwitzerlandScotland1992-09-093 - 1 0 (0-0)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
European Cup 1991 - 1992
group stageBenficaDynamo Kyiv1992-04-015 - 0 4 (1-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1st roundGlasgow RangersSparta Prague1991-10-022 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 1991 - 1992
3rd roundNeuchâtel XamaxReal Madrid1991-11-271 - 0 0 (0-0)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
2nd roundVfB StuttgartOsasuna1991-11-052 - 3 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 1991 u17
3rd placeQatar u17Argentina u171991-08-301 - 1 1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageCongo DR u17Mexico u171991-08-222 - 1 3 (2-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Euro 1992 qualifiers
NorwayItaly1991-06-052 - 1 5 (3-2)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
European Cup2 1990 - 1991
1st roundManchester UnitedPecsi MFC1990-09-192 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)