Bio
Pierluigi Pairetto
Born: 1952-07-15
Intl. since:
Hometown:
Country: Italy
Speaks: Italian
Occupation: vet / dodgy character
Hobbies:

Sure, Pierluigi Pairetto has been an international referee, and even a good one. The youngest to officiate in the Serie A. He officiated the Euro 1996 final for instance and a match at the 1994 World Cup. But that was then. Pairetto became really famous when the Italian police decided to tap Luciano Moggi's phone.

A good job

When Pierluigi Pairetto (a vet by trade) retired from refereeing he became the vice chairman of the UEFA Referees Committee and the person to appoint referees for Italian Serie A matches. A good job so it seemed because Pairetto made some money on the side by letting Luciano Moggi decide which referees to appoint for certain matches. Moggi used to work for Juventus. Pairetto even manged to get (probably bent, Urs Meier was named) referees for European matches.

ban

Pairetto was banned from football for 3,5 years. He could be back in 2010.

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  • Pairetto and Moggi are good friends and since Moggi and he go way back, journalists started looking for more mud. For Instance when Moggi worked for Napoli, his team never lost a match officiated by Pairetto.
  • Pairetto used to frequent a massage parlour called Viva Lain in Turin. There he met many Juventus players and officials.
  • John Foot in his excellent book about Italian football Winning at all costs writs that Pairetto took his job as a referee very seriously. training very hard, re-viewing his matches and going to bed at 10 every night. His mother ironed his kit for him before a match.
  • Pairetto, the top referee designator had a little scandal on his hands about Rolex watches given to referees as a Christmas present by Roma president Franco Sensi. The watches were sent to all referee designators and to most top referees. The referees were told to return the watches, but the designators were allowed to keep them.
Statistics
Statistics for PIERLUIGI PAIRETTO
Totals Home Away Total
Penalties 6 6 12
Fouls 0 0 0
Yellow 24 48 72
YellowRed 0 0 0
Red 2 5 7
Averages Home Away Total
Penalties 0.13 0.13 0.13
Fouls 0 0 0
Yellow 0.51 1.02 0.77
YellowRed 0 0 0
Red 0.04 0.11 0.07

Based on 47 international matches

Matches
MATCHES FOR PIERLUIGI PAIRETTO
Date Score Yellow Red Penalties Fouls
Champions League 1997-1998
group stageReal MadridPorto1997-12-104 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 1998 qualifiers
play-offsIranAustralia1997-11-221 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
European Cup2 1997 - 1998
2nd roundVfB StuttgartGerminal Ekeren1997-11-062 - 4 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 1998 qualifiers - Europe
RussiaBulgaria1997-10-114 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
BelgiumNetherlands1996-12-140 - 3 4 (2-2)1 (1-0)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 1997 - 1998
1st roundHajdukSchalke 041997-09-302 - 3 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1st roundBastia SCBenfica1997-09-161 - 0 6 (2-4)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 1996 - 1997
3rd roundTenerifeFeyenoord1996-11-190 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1st roundValenciaBayern Munich1996-09-103 - 0 0 (0-0)1 (0-1)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
Euro 1996
finalCzech RepublicGermany1996-06-301 - 2 4 (1-3)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
European Cup2 1995 - 1996
finalPSGRapid Wien1996-05-081 - 0 7 (2-5)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Euro 1996 u21
1/4 finalsFrance u21Germany u211996-03-264 - 1 4 (1-3)0 (0-0)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)
Champions League 1995-1996
group stageSpartak MoskvaBlackburn Rovers1995-11-223 - 0 2 (1-1)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 1995 - 1996
2nd roundBetisKaiserslautern1995-11-011 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
2nd roundReal BetisKaiserslautern1995-10-311 - 0 4 (2-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1st roundEendracht AalstLevski Sofia1995-09-261 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
qualifiersBordeauxKarlsruhe1995-08-222 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
Euro 1996 qualifiers
RomaniaFrance1995-10-111 - 3 5 (1-4)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
BulgariaGermany1995-06-073 - 2 5 (1-4)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
DenmarkBelgium1994-10-123 - 1 2 (0-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
HungaryTurkey1994-09-072 - 2 5 (2-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Umbro Cup
final matchEnglandBrazil1995-06-111 - 3 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
European Cup2 1994 - 1995
1/4 finalsChelsea F.C.Club Brugge1995-03-152 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
2nd roundWerder BremenFeyenoord1994-11-033 - 4 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)2 (0-2)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 1994 - 1995
1st roundOlympiakosMarseille1994-09-131 - 2 0 (0-0)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 1994
round of 16RomaniaArgentina1994-07-033 - 2 7 (3-4)0 (0-0)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)
European Cup2 1993 - 1994
1/4 finalsBenficaLeverkusen1994-03-011 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Champions League 1993-1994
2nd roundWerder BremenLevski Sofia1993-11-031 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 1993 - 1994
1st roundOlympiakosBotev1993-09-295 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)3 (2-1)0 (0-0)
WC 1994 qualifiers - Asia
IranSyria1993-06-271 - 1 3 (0-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 1992 - 1993
2nd roundGalatasarayEintracht Frankfurt1992-11-041 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1st roundSalzburgAjax1992-09-160 - 3 5 (3-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 1994 qualifiers - Europe
NorwayPoland1993-09-221 - 0 0 (0-0)2 (1-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
FranceSweden1993-04-282 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
BelgiumRomania1992-10-141 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 1994 qualifiers - Africa
TunisiaBenin1992-10-115 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Euro 1992
group stageNetherlandsGermany1992-06-183 - 1 1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
European Cup2 1991 - 1992
1/4 finalsFeyenoordTottenham Hotspur1992-03-041 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 1991 - 1992
2nd roundCelticNeuchâtel Xamax1991-11-061 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
European Cup 1991 - 1992
1st roundHansa RostockBarcelona1991-10-021 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 1991 u20
1st stageBrazil u20Sweden u201991-06-202 - 0 5 (2-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1st stagePortugal u20Ireland u201991-06-142 - 0 3 (1-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
European Cup2 1990 - 1991
1/4 finalsManchester UnitedMontpellier1991-03-061 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 1990 - 1991
2nd roundBordeauxMagdeburg SC1990-11-061 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
European Cup 1990 - 1991
1st roundDinamo TiranaMarseille1990-10-030 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
friendly
Germany u21Switzerland u211990-12-184 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
AustriaCzechoslovakia1989-04-111 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)