Bio
Rudi Glöckner
Born: 1929-03-20
Intl. since: 1961-01-01
Hometown: Markranstädt
Country: Germany DR
Speaks: German
Occupation:
Hobbies:

Because the Brazilians didn't want a European and the Italians didn't want a South American and because in those days there were no Asian or African elite referees, FIFA settled for the referee from the DDR. Rudi Glocker had only a few matches to his name with national teams, but the final of the 1970 World Cup was the beginning of a long and successful career.

Glocker died in 1999.

matches

Glockner(1929-1999) played for Rotation Leipzig and took his referee exams in 1952. He was a DDR-Oberliga referee between 1959 and 1977. He officiated in 4 DDR Cup finals.

Among his 105 (source: FIFA) international matches were one in the European Championships, three of the 1964 Olympic Games, and quite a few finals:

finals

The 1970 World Cup

The 1970 International Cup

The 1971 Fairs Cup

The 1974 European Cup Winners' Cup

The 1976 UEFA Cup

4 DDR Cup finals.

In total he must have taken charge of at least 1150 matches.

Did you know
WORLD CUP FINAL

  • When Glockner saw that the flag for the referee of the World Cup final was a West-German one he replaced it with his own DDR flag, which he happened to carry with him.
  • Glockner has been the only German referee to have officiated in a World Cup final, a fact that is not so strange if you know that Germany is almost always one of the four remaining countries.
  • Descibed as brylcreemed with a "military manner", looking out of place among the long haired football players of the 70's, Glockner still lives on a s the referee who torpedoed Wales's (unique) chance to take part of the 1976 European Championships. In the return match against Yugoslavia, Wales were denied a goal and Yugoslavia got a penalty after a dive. Beer cans were thrown and spectators tried to attack Glockner, who halted the game.
    A missed penalty was another reason for anger, one fan threw the corner flag at the DDR referee and hit a police man instead.
  • Glockner oversaw a match in the 1964 Olympics when Egypt scored ten goals against Koprea. Six goals were by an Egyptian player called Ibrahim Riad. Riad dind't become the top scorer of the tournament, that was Ferenc Bene, a Hungarian striker who also scored 6 goals in a match and who put 4 in against Egypt in the semi-finals..

Statistics
Statistics for RUDI GLöCKNER
Totals Home Away Total
Penalties 12 5 17
Fouls 0 0 0
Yellow 7 7 14
YellowRed 0 0 0
Red 0 0 0
Averages Home Away Total
Penalties 0.23 0.09 0.16
Fouls 0 0 0
Yellow 0.13 0.13 0.13
YellowRed 0 0 0
Red 0 0 0

Based on 53 international matches

Matches
MATCHES FOR RUDI GLöCKNER
Date Score Yellow Red Penalties Fouls
WC 1978 qualifiers - Europe
IcelandNorthern Ireland1977-06-111 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
European Cup2 1976 - 1977
1/4 finalsSouthamptonAnderlecht1977-03-162 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 1976 - 1977
2nd roundBaselAthletic Bilbao1976-10-201 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Euro 1976
1/4 finalsWalesYugolsavia1976-05-221 - 1 4 (3-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 1975 - 1976
finalClub BruggeLiverpool1976-05-191 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
3rd roundInter BratislavaStal Mielec1975-11-261 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1st roundAC MilanEverton1975-10-011 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
European Cup2 1975 - 1976
1/4 finalsADO Den HaagWest Ham United1976-03-034 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
friendly
RomaniaSoviet Union1975-11-292 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)
SwedenNetherlands1974-09-041 - 5 1 (0-1)0 (0-0)2 (1-1)0 (0-0)
CzechoslovakiaEngland1973-05-271 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
PolandSwitzerland1972-05-100 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
NetherlandsCzechoslovakia1966-11-061 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Euro 1976 qualifiers
SwedenNorway1975-06-303 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)2 (1-1)0 (0-0)
British Championship
EnglandScotland1975-05-245 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 1974 - 1975
1/2 finalsJuventusTwente1975-04-230 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
European Cup 1974 - 1975
1/4 finalsLeeds UnitedAnderlecht1975-03-053 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
2nd roundFeyenoordBarcelona1974-10-220 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 1974
2nd roundPolandYugolsavia1974-06-302 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
European Cup 1973 - 1974
2nd roundLiverpoolCrvena Zvezda1973-11-061 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 1973 - 1974
1st roundInternazionaleAdmira Wacker1973-10-032 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
European Cup 1972 - 1973
1/2 finalsAjaxReal Madrid1973-04-112 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
European Cup2 1972 - 1973
2nd roundAtlético de MadridSpartak Moskva1972-10-253 - 4 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
WC 1974 qualifiers - Europe
play-offsSwedenAustria1973-11-282 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
GreeceSpain1973-01-172 - 3 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
AustriaHungary1972-10-102 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 1972 - 1973
1st roundCagliariOlympiakos1972-09-270 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Olympic Games 1972
1st stageMorocco OTUSA OT1972-08-270 - 0 1 (1-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Euro 1972
1/2 finalsHungarySoviet Union1972-06-140 - 1 2 (1-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
European Cup 1971 - 1972
1/2 finalsCelticInternazionale1972-04-194 - 5 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
European Cup2 1971 - 1972
2nd roundGlasgow RangersSporting1971-10-203 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1st roundLiverpoolServette1971-09-292 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Euro 1972 qualifiers
AustriaSweden1971-09-041 - 0 3 (1-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Fairs Cup 1970 - 1971
final (2nd leg)Leeds UnitedJuventus1971-06-031 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
3rd roundHibernianLiverpool1970-12-090 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Intercontinetal Cup
1st legEstudiantesFeyenoord1970-08-262 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 1970
finalBrazilItaly1970-06-214 - 1 2 (1-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageUruguayItaly1970-06-060 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
European Cup2 1969 - 1970
2nd roundManchester CityLierse SK1969-11-265 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 1970 qualifiers - Europe
SwedenFrance1969-10-152 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
European Cup 1969 - 1970
1st roundBaselCeltic1969-09-170 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
European Cup 1967-1968
1/2 finalsJuventusBenfica1968-05-150 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
2nd roundHvidovreReal Madrid1967-11-152 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1st roundGornik ZabrzeDjurgården1967-09-203 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Euro 1968 qualifiers
SwedenNorway1967-11-055 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)
European Cup2 1965 - 1966
1/2 finalsCelticLiverpool1966-04-141 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
European Cup 1964-1965
1st roundSparta PragueGornik Zabrze1965-11-243 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
European Cup 1965-1966
preliminary roundLynDerry1965-08-315 - 3 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
European Cup2 1964 - 1965
2nd roundDinamo ZagrebSteaua1964-12-162 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Olympic Games 1964
1/4 finalsEgypt OTGhana OT1964-10-185 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1st stageEgypt OTKorea Republic OT1964-10-1610- 0 1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1st stageBrazil OTEgypt OT1964-10-121 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
European Cup2 1963 - 1964
preliminariesHPSSlovan Bratislava1963-09-151 - 4 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)