Bio
Mateo Beusan
Born: 1951-03-10
Intl. since: 1987-01-01
Hometown: Dubrovnik
Country: Croatia
Speaks: croat, english, italian
Occupation: co-chairman Croatian Post
Hobbies:

Even now the only Croatian referee of UEFA top-class - now Elite - category. Only Ivan Bebek has a chance to reach that level.

He was an assistant referee in the UEFA Super Cup 1991, together with Zdravko Jokic and the match was refereed by Zoran Petrovic .

before the war

Beusan and Petrovic were the best Yugoslavian referees, but Petrovic had more support because he was from the capital.

At that time there was no distinction between referees and assistant referees on the international stage.

Beusan's mentor was Paolo Casarin the Italian referee and they became friends.

after the war

Because of the war all ex-Yugoslavian referees had a two years pause on the international stage, so they all lost their category and never came back on the position they had.

this days

Beusan is legendary for having a hawk-eye, and now he comments on referee decisions on national television.

Last year he broke the connection with the Croatian Football Federation, and retired from the international scene as a referee observer. Rumors have it that he made that decision because the football federation was not happy with his negative comments about some referee's performances.

Did you know
TOP-CLASS

  • Mr Penalty, a nickname given by the press after he awarded several penalty's in his first matches in the first league.
  • He also requested that the police move away Dinamo fans, because they threw torches on the field in a match against Borac from Banja Luka, today Bosnia. After Beusan I can't think of another referee (until Milorad Mazic) who took a similar action.
Statistics
Statistics for MATEO BEUSAN
Totals Home Away Total
Penalties 3 0 3
Fouls 0 0 0
Yellow 7 7 14
YellowRed 0 0 0
Red 0 0 0
Averages Home Away Total
Penalties 0.27 0 0.14
Fouls 0 0 0
Yellow 0.64 0.64 0.64
YellowRed 0 0 0
Red 0 0 0

Based on 11 international matches

Matches
MATCHES FOR MATEO BEUSAN
Date Score Yellow Red Penalties Fouls
UEFA Cup 1996 - 1997
2nd roundAberdeenBrøndby1996-10-150 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
qualifiersAarau FCLantana Tallinn1996-08-064 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
European Cup2 1996 - 1997
1st roundHumenne ChemlonAEK1996-09-261 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 1998 qualifiers - Europe
Czech RepublicMalta1996-09-186 - 0 5 (1-4)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
friendly
HungaryItaly1996-06-010 - 2 4 (3-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 1995 - 1996
1st roundLensAvenir Beggen1995-09-146 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Euro 1996 qualifiers
MaltaLuxembourg1995-02-220 - 1 5 (3-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 1994 - 1995
1st roundBekescsabai ElőreTekstilshchik Kamyshin 1994-09-271 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
Champions League 1993-1994
qualifiersPartizaniÍA (Akranes)1993-08-180 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Mitropa Cup 1991
group stageTorinoVorwärts Steyr1991-06-011 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
European Cup2 1989 - 1990
1st roundAELAdmira Wacker1989-09-271 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)