Bio
Matthew Breeze
Born: 1972-06-10
Intl. since: 2001-01-01
Hometown: Como (NSW)
Country: Australia
Speaks: English
Occupation: Police prosecutor
Hobbies: Music, golf, reading

Austarlian Matthew Breeze started his career as a referee in 1991.
Ten years later he was first selected for the FIFA international referees' list.

Vanuatu-Fiji

Matthew Breeze is married and lives in New South Wales where he, when he's not refereeing, works as a prosecutor.

His most important match to date (2009) was the 2009 AFC Champions League final.

Elite

Breeze was an AFC Elite referee in 2008 and until Februari 2010 Breeze was on the short list of referees for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, but he did not appear on the final one.

Did you know
MATTHEW BREEZE

  • Matthew Breeze must have an interesting life: not only can he send players off as a referee, as a prosecutor he can (try to) send people off (to jail).
  • In 2005, for instance, he had a case against a former employee of a NSW (New South Wales) opposition leader who planned to kill the NSW premier, Carr. The man was angry about the way Mr Carr had governed NSW and handled problems at its hospitals and schools. He wanted Carr to publicly apologize in parliament, or else...
Statistics
Statistics for MATTHEW BREEZE
Totals Home Away Total
Penalties 7 1 8
Fouls 0 0 0
Yellow 72 86 158
YellowRed 0 0 0
Red 3 6 9
Averages Home Away Total
Penalties 0.14 0.02 0.08
Fouls 0 0 0
Yellow 1.47 1.76 1.61
YellowRed 0 0 0
Red 0.06 0.12 0.09

Based on 49 international matches

Matches
MATCHES FOR MATTHEW BREEZE
Date Score Yellow Red Penalties Fouls
AFC Champions League 2010
1/2 finalsAl Shabab (SA)Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma2010-10-054 - 3 4 (3-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stagePakhtakorAl Ain2010-04-133 - 2 9 (4-5)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageSuwon Samsung BluewingsGamba Osaka2010-02-240 - 0 3 (2-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Club World Cup 2009
3rd placePohang SteelersAtlante FC2009-12-191 - 1 5 (4-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Asian Cup 2011 qualifiers
ChinaLebanon2009-11-221 - 0 4 (1-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
AFC Champions League 2009
finalAl Ittihad JeddahPohang Steelers2009-11-071 - 2 5 (1-4)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageGamba OsakaSeoul FC2009-05-201 - 2 4 (2-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageAl Shabab al ArabiSepahan2009-05-052 - 1 3 (0-3)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stagePiroozi AthleticAl Gharafa2009-04-083 - 1 5 (3-2)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
group stageShanghai ShenhuaSingapore Armed Forces2009-03-114 - 1 3 (1-2)1 (0-1)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
Confederations Cup 2009
3rd placeSpainSouth Africa2009-06-283 - 2 7 (4-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageSpainIraq2009-06-171 - 0 3 (2-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 2010 qualifiers - Asia
Korea DPRUAE2009-03-282 - 0 2 (1-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
4th stageKorea RepublicUAE2008-10-154 - 1 3 (1-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
3rd stageUzbekistanLebanon2008-06-143 - 0 5 (1-4)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
KuwaitIran2008-03-262 - 2 6 (3-3)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
AFC Champions League 2008
1/4 finalsAl KaramaGamba Osaka2008-09-171 - 2 2 (2-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageKashima AntlersKrung Thai Bank2008-05-078 - 1 2 (1-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageAl KaramaAl Sadd SC2008-04-231 - 0 5 (1-4)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 2010 qualifiers - Oceania
2nd stageNew CaledoniaFiji2007-11-214 - 0 5 (2-3)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
OFC Nations Cup 2008
New CaledoniaFiji2007-11-214 - 0 5 (2-3)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
WC 2007 u17
1/4 finalsArgentina u17Nigeria u172007-09-020 - 2 1 (1-0)0 (0-0)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)
round of 16Peru u17Tajikistan u172007-08-291 - 1 3 (1-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageNigeria u17Haiti u172007-08-254 - 1 3 (1-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageHonduras u17Spain u172007-08-192 - 4 6 (3-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Asian Cup 2007
1/2 finalsJapanSaudi Arabia2007-07-252 - 3 1 (1-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageVietnamJapan2007-07-161 - 4 3 (2-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageJapanQatar2007-07-091 - 1 3 (1-2)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
AFC Final Round
2nd stageLebanon OTOman OT2007-03-141 - 0 4 (3-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
2nd stageUzbekistan OTUAE OT2007-02-282 - 1 3 (1-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
2nd roundLebanon OTOman OT2007-03-141 - 0 4 (3-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
AFC Champions League 2007
group stageBangkok UniversityChunnam Dragons2007-03-070 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Confederations Cup 2005
3rd placeGermanyMexico2005-06-294 - 3 5 (2-3)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageJapanMexico2005-06-161 - 2 1 (1-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Kirin Cup
JapanSlovakia2004-07-093 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 2006 qualifiers - Oceania
1st stageFijiVanuatu2004-05-190 - 3 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1st stageSamoaVanuatu2004-05-150 - 3 2 (1-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1st stagePapua New GuineaVanuatu2004-05-101 - 1 2 (1-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
OFC Nations Cup 2004
FijiVanuatu2004-05-190 - 3 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
SamoaVanuatu2004-05-150 - 3 2 (1-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Papua New GuineaVanuatu2004-05-101 - 1 2 (1-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 2003 u20
3rd placeColombia u20Argentina u202003-12-192 - 1 4 (1-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageUSA u20Korea Republic u202003-12-052 - 0 2 (0-2)0 (0-0)2 (2-0)0 (0-0)
group stageJapan u20Colombia u202003-12-021 - 4 3 (1-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageSaudi Arabia u20Ireland u202003-11-291 - 2 3 (0-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
OFC Nations Cup 2002
1/2 finalsNew ZealandVanuatu2002-07-123 - 0 1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1st roundSolomon IslandsTahiti2002-07-072 - 3 2 (1-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1st roundPapua New GuineaSolomon Islands2002-07-050 - 0 4 (2-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 2002 qualifiers - Oceania
1st stageTahitiSolomon Islands2001-06-132 - 0 4 (2-2)2 (1-1)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)