Bio
Ricardo Grance
Born: 1963-12-12
Intl. since: 1997-01-01
Hometown:
Country: Paraguay
Speaks: Spanish
Occupation:
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Ricardo Grance, born in 1963, has been refereeing since his early 20s and started his road in Paraguayan 1st divission in 1990. Seven years later, he got the international badge from FIFA, when the most famous and well-considered referees in his country were Epifanio Gonzalez and Ubaldo
Aquino.

Not on top in his country

Later, when both Gonzalez and Aquino retired, Carlos Amarilla and Carlos Torres started to be elected to represent their country in the most important continental tournaments. But Grance was chosen to referee in U-17 and U-20 in South America, and also for some Copa Libertadores, Copa Mercosur/Sudamericana and important games in Paraguayan league.

Nice 2007

During 2007, he was one of the most important - and experienced - referees in the Sudamericano U-20 played in his country, where South American national teams played to qualify to FIFA World Cup U-20 2007 in Canada, and also to the Olympic tournament to be played in 2008. He also
refereed Libertadores games in advanced rounds, and his most important match, the Copa Sudamericana 2007 Final (1st leg) played between America (MEX) and Arsenal (ARG). In 2009 heretired or at least left his place on the international list.

Did you know
EXPERIENCED

  • Grance was strongly criticized after his Copa Sudamericana 2007 - 1st leg - Final refereeing, when he had a very bad night, and argentinian Arsenal de Sarandí defeated 3-2 America in Mexico DF Azteca Stadium. Mexicans said that Grance favoured Arsenal because that club had been founded by Julio Humberto Grondona, AFA President since 1979 and FIFA Senior Vice President. The situation was such an evident thing, that was denounced by Argentinian TV commentator Mariano Closs (from Fox Sports) in the middle of the match transmission. After that, Closs didn´t appear in the 2nd leg of the match, one week before.......
Statistics
Statistics for RICARDO GRANCE
Totals Home Away Total
Penalties 3 1 4
Fouls 0 0 0
Yellow 84 104 188
YellowRed 0 0 0
Red 3 8 11
Averages Home Away Total
Penalties 0.07 0.02 0.05
Fouls 0 0 0
Yellow 1.91 2.36 2.14
YellowRed 0 0 0
Red 0.07 0.18 0.13

Based on 44 international matches

Matches
MATCHES FOR RICARDO GRANCE
Date Score Yellow Red Penalties Fouls
Copa Sudamericana 2008
qualifiersBolívarLDU Quito2008-09-182 - 1 7 (4-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Copa Libertadores 2008
group stageSan JoséCucuta Deportivo2008-04-082 - 4 4 (2-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageFlamengoCienciano2008-02-272 - 1 4 (1-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Copa Sudamericana 2007
finalAméricaArsenal de Sarandí2007-11-302 - 3 6 (2-4)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1/2 finalsMillonariosAmérica2007-11-072 - 3 4 (2-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1/4 finalsRiver PlateDefensor Sporting2007-10-300 - 0 7 (3-4)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1/4 finalsArsenal de SarandíGuadalajara2007-10-100 - 0 5 (2-3)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Copa Libertadores 2007
group stageBoca JuniorsBolívar2007-04-267 - 0 8 (3-5)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
group stageVélez SarsfieldEmelec2007-04-191 - 0 8 (2-6)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageReal PotosíParaná2007-04-073 - 1 6 (3-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageBanfieldAmérica2007-03-213 - 1 6 (3-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageSantos FCGimnasia La Plata2007-03-143 - 0 6 (4-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageBolívarBoca Juniors2007-02-140 - 0 6 (3-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Copa Sudamericana u20 2007
final stageUruguay u20Argentina u202007-01-280 - 1 4 (2-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
final stageChile u20Argentina u202007-01-230 - 0 7 (4-3)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
final stageColombia u20Chile u202007-01-190 - 5 7 (3-4)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageUruguay u20Colombia u202007-01-121 - 0 6 (3-3)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageArgentina u20Ecuador u202007-01-081 - 1 5 (3-2)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Copa Libertadores 2006
group stageVélez SarsfieldUniversitario2006-03-144 - 3 8 (3-5)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageRocha F.C.LDU Quito2006-03-073 - 2 6 (4-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
preliminariesPalmeirasDeportivo Tachira2006-01-252 - 0 5 (2-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Copa Sudamericana 2005
preliminariesThe StrongestLDU Quito2005-08-302 - 1 5 (2-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Copa Libertadores 2005
group stageSan LorenzoGuadalajara2005-04-050 - 0 4 (2-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageQuilmesThe Strongest2005-03-101 - 0 5 (2-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageDanubioLDU Quito2005-02-243 - 0 6 (2-4)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Copa Sudamericana u20 2005
final stageArgentina u20Colombia u202005-02-021 - 1 7 (3-4)1 (0-1)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)
final stageChile u20Argentina u202005-01-271 - 1 4 (2-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageBolivia u20Venezuela u202005-01-173 - 3 7 (3-4)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageColombia u20Peru u202005-01-151 - 0 4 (1-3)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Copa Sudamericana u15 2004
1/4 finalsChile u15Colombia u152004-09-220 - 2 6 (2-4)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageArgentina u15USA u172004-09-122 - 1 3 (1-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Copa Libertadores 2004
group stageCobreloaSao Paulo2004-03-241 - 2 9 (4-5)1 (0-1)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
Copa Mercosur 2000
group stageCruzeiroUniversidad Católica2000-09-284 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageUniversidad CatólicaCruzeiro2000-08-292 - 3 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Copa Libertadores 2000
group stageCorinthiansLDU Quito2000-03-036 - 0 3 (2-1)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
Copa CONMEBOL 1999
finalTalleresCSA1999-12-083 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1st knockoutRosario CentralDeportes Concepción1999-10-122 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Copa Mercosur 1999
group stageVélez SarsfieldCorinthians1999-08-100 - 3 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Copa Libertadores 1999
group stageBloomingEmelec1999-03-262 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Copa CONMEBOL 1998
1st knockoutSantos FCOnce Caldas1998-07-152 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Copa Libertadores 1998
group stageCerro PortenoOlimpia Asuncion1998-03-181 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Copa Sudamericana u17 1997
group stageBrazil u17Uruguay u171997-03-092 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageUruguay u17Colombia u171997-03-050 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Copa Libertadores 1997
group stageGuaraníCerro Porteno1997-02-191 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)