Bio
Paolo Dondarini
Born: 1968-01-10
Intl. since: 2005-01-01
Hometown: Bologna
Country: Italy
Speaks: Italian
Occupation:
Hobbies:

It's hard not to mention the Italian football scandal, when you think about Paolo Dondarini. Even though all charges against him were dropped later on, his 3,5 years suspension puts his name forever among the likes of Massimo de Santis and Luciano Moggi. But that was then, hopefully all in the past. Dondarini retired in 2009.

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Starting with youth matches, qualifiers for Euro 2008, UEFA Cup and Champions League, Dondarini entered UEFA Cup proper already after a year, in 2006.

He was a UEFA Category 3 referee.

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After he retired in 2009, Dondarini became a member of the Serie D referee committee.

BUT

His troubles were not over at all, in December 2009 Paolo Dondarini was sentenced to 28 months of prison. He is unlikely to serve his sentence though, because of the appeals process and a broad pardon for non-violent offenses committed before 2006.

Did you know
CALCIOPOLI

  • After one half of the UEFA Cup group stage match Feyenoord - Lech Poznan in 2008, Dondarini had to be substituted by the 4rth referee, Massimiliano Velotto.
Statistics
Statistics for PAOLO DONDARINI
Totals Home Away Total
Penalties 0 0 0
Fouls 0 0 0
Yellow 27 30 57
YellowRed 0 0 0
Red 0 4 4
Averages Home Away Total
Penalties 0 0 0
Fouls 0 0 0
Yellow 1.35 1.5 1.43
YellowRed 0 0 0
Red 0 0.2 0.1

Based on 20 international matches

Matches
MATCHES FOR PAOLO DONDARINI
Date Score Yellow Red Penalties Fouls
UEFA Cup 2008 - 2009
group stageFeyenoordLech Poznan2008-12-171 - 0 3 (1-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1st roundOmoniaManchester City2008-09-181 - 2 4 (2-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
qualifiers 2nd roundMoskva FKLegia Warszawa2008-08-282 - 0 3 (1-2)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Champions League 2008-2009
qualifiers 2nd roundGöteborgBasel2008-07-301 - 1 4 (1-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
friendly
AustriaGermany2008-02-060 - 3 5 (2-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
AlbaniaGeorgia2006-03-220 - 0 0 (0-0)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 2007 - 2008
group stageKobenhavnAtlético de Madrid2007-12-050 - 2 3 (1-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageKobenhavnAtlético de Madrid2007-12-050 - 2 3 (1-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1st roundTottenham HotspurAnorthosis2007-09-206 - 1 1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
qualifiers 2nd roundBesaLitex2007-08-160 - 3 1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Euro 2008 qualifiers
LiechtensteinSweden2007-10-130 - 3 2 (1-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Champions League 2007-2008
qualifiers 2nd roundZetaGlasgow Rangers2007-08-070 - 1 4 (3-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 2006 - 2007
group stageFeyenoordWisla Krakow2006-12-133 - 1 4 (2-2)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1st roundDinamo ZagrebAuxerre2006-09-141 - 2 3 (2-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Euro 2006 u19 qualifiers
Austria u19France u192005-10-280 - 2 3 (2-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
France u19Wales u192005-10-243 - 1 2 (0-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Euro 2006 u21 qualifiers
Switzerland u21France u212005-10-070 - 3 5 (3-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Albania u21Ukraine u212005-02-081 - 1 3 (3-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 2005 - 2006
qualifiers 2nd roundOFK BeogradLokomotiv Plovdiv2005-08-112 - 1 4 (2-2)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Intertoto 2005
3rd roundAA GentValencia2005-07-160 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)