Bio
Pol van Boekel
Born: 1975-09-19
Intl. since: 2008-01-01
Hometown: Venray
Country: Netherlands
Speaks: Dutch, English
Occupation: works in a bank
Hobbies:

Dutch referee Pol van Boekel used to be a professional football player. He played for 5 years for VVV. He received his FIFA Badge in 2008 and is a UEFA Category 1 referee.

career

He started taking charge of amateur matches when he was still a player and quickly made it through the C and B-lists until he reached the Eredivisie in 2006. A year later he got his FIFA badge.

Did you know
VVV

  • The fact that Van Boekel used to play for VVV, a team that returned to the Eredivisie - the Dutch highest league - for a year (2007 - 2008), can made some coaches a bit nervous. Insinuations about him being biased - his judgment might be influenced by the love for his former team - were sometimes made.
  • Insinuations especially by coaches and fans of local rival RODA JC. In 2008 after Van Boekel sent off a Roda player, his car and parts of his house were smeared in rubbish.
  • February 2009 Van Boekel canceled an Ajax goal for off-side in extra time in a match against Heracles. His assistant advised him to do so. Even the Football Federation (KNVB) thought it was a wrong decision and both Van Boekel and his assistant were more or less suspended. More or less, because they were simply taken off the next match they were scheduled to take charge of. We keep wondering why referees are being punished for mistakes. Mistakes are accidental, thus knowing he could be punished can never be a reason for a ref to not make one. And if a mistake is on purpose (then it's not a mistake) the referee should be banned for ever.
  • His dad, Jos van Boekel, was a national referee and a lines man in international matches.
Statistics
Statistics for POL VAN BOEKEL
Totals Home Away Total
Penalties 10 9 19
Fouls 0 0 0
Yellow 82 72 154
YellowRed 0 0 0
Red 3 2 5
Averages Home Away Total
Penalties 0.2 0.18 0.19
Fouls 0 0 0
Yellow 1.64 1.44 1.54
YellowRed 0 0 0
Red 0.06 0.04 0.05

Based on 50 international matches

Matches
MATCHES FOR POL VAN BOEKEL
Date Score Yellow Red Penalties Fouls
friendly
QatarIceland2018-11-192 - 2 1 (1-0)0 (0-0)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)
VenezuelaIran2017-11-130 - 1 2 (2-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Czech RepublicAustria2014-06-031 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
ScotlandFaroe Islands2010-11-163 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
SloveniaQatar2010-03-034 - 1 1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
LuxembourgIceland2009-11-141 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Europa League 2018 - 2019
qualifiers 3rd roundPyunikMaccabi Tel Aviv2018-08-070 - 0 3 (1-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
qualifiers 2nd roundAdmira WackerCSKA Sofia2018-08-021 - 3 3 (3-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Champions League 2017 - 2018
qualifiers 3rd roundBATESlavia2017-08-022 - 1 2 (2-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
qualifiers 2nd roundPartizanBuducnost Podgorica2017-07-112 - 0 4 (1-3)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
Champions League 2016 - 2017
qualifiers 2nd roundMladost PodgoricaLudogorets Razgrad2016-07-190 - 3 4 (4-0)0 (0-0)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)
Europa League 2015 - 2016
group stageAnderlechtTottenham Hotspur2015-10-222 - 1 3 (2-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageSchalke 04Asteras Tripolis2015-10-014 - 0 2 (0-2)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
3th qualifying roundTargu MuresSaint-Etienne2015-07-300 - 3 5 (3-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Euro 2016 qualifiers
EstoniaSwitzerland2015-10-120 - 1 1 (1-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
BelarusUkraine2014-10-090 - 2 3 (1-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Europa League 2014 - 2015
group stageSlovan BratislavaYoung Boys2014-11-271 - 3 3 (2-1)0 (0-0)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)
group stageWolfsburgKuban Krasnodar2014-11-065 - 1 3 (1-2)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
Champions League 2014 - 2015
qualifiers 3rd roundLegia WarszawaCeltic2014-07-304 - 1 5 (2-3)1 (0-1)2 (2-0)0 (0-0)
Europa League 2013 - 2014
round of 32ShakhtarPlzen2014-02-271 - 2 4 (3-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageValenciaSt Gallen2013-10-245 - 1 1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageMariborRubin Kazan2013-09-192 - 5 5 (2-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
play-offsDinamo TbilisiTottenham Hotspur2013-08-220 - 5 4 (2-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Champions League 2013 - 2014
qualifiers 3rd roundPAOKMetalist Kharkiv2013-07-300 - 2 5 (3-2)0 (0-0)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)
Europa League 2012 - 2013
round of 32NapoliPlzen2013-02-140 - 3 3 (2-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageAthletic BilbaoLyon2012-11-082 - 3 8 (4-4)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
group stageHapoel Tel AvivAtlético de Madrid2012-09-200 - 3 5 (3-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Play-offsLiberecDnipro2012-08-232 - 2 3 (2-1)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
WC 2014 qualifiers - Europe
MoldovaEngland2012-09-070 - 5 2 (1-1)0 (0-0)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)
Champions League 2012 - 2013
qualifiers 3rd roundMotherwellPanathinaikos2012-07-310 - 2 1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Europa League 2011 - 2012
group stageLokomotiv MoskvaAEK2011-10-203 - 1 3 (2-1)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
group stageZurichSporting2011-09-150 - 2 7 (6-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
play-offsCSKA SofiaSteaua2011-08-251 - 1 4 (1-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Euro 2012 qualifiers
MaltaGeorgia2011-09-061 - 1 3 (1-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Champions League 2011-2012
qualifiers 3rd roundAPOELSlovan Bratislava2011-07-260 - 0 3 (1-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Euro 2011 u19 qualifiers
Latvia u19Croatia u192010-10-091 - 2 4 (3-1)2 (2-0)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)
Croatia u19Faroe Islands u192010-10-072 - 2 2 (1-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Euro 2011 u21 qualifiers
Ireland u21Estonia u212010-08-105 - 0 5 (2-3)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
Europa League 2010 - 2011
3th qualifying roundAustria WienRuch Chorzów2010-08-053 - 0 1 (0-1)1 (0-1)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
2nd qualifying roundSibenik HNKAnorthosis2010-07-220 - 3 4 (4-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Euro 2010 u19 qualifiers
Serbia u19Greece u192009-10-111 - 0 5 (0-5)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Greece u19Belarus u192009-10-081 - 0 2 (1-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Europa League 2009 - 2010
qualifiers 3rd roundDinamo TbilisiCrvena Zvezda2009-07-302 - 0 4 (2-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
qualifiers 2nd roundDerrySkonto2009-07-231 - 0 2 (0-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Euro 2009 u17 qualifiers
Macedonia u17Albania u172008-09-283 - 3 5 (4-1)0 (0-0)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)
Finland u17Albania u172008-09-234 - 0 2 (1-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 2008 - 2009
qualifiers 1st roundTVMK TallinnNordsjælland2008-07-170 - 3 2 (2-0)0 (0-0)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)
Intertoto 2008
1st roundFylkirRiga2008-06-290 - 2 4 (1-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Euro 2008 u17 qualifiers
elite roundSweden u17Serbia u172008-03-311 - 1 4 (1-3)1 (1-0)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)
elite roundSlovakia u17Serbia u172008-03-261 - 3 2 (1-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)