Bio
Ruud Bossen
Born: 1962-01-11
Intl. since: 2001-01-01
Hometown: Haarlem
Country: Netherlands
Speaks: Dutch
Occupation:
Hobbies: golf

Ruud Bossen started out as a football player. But after an injury, he decided to become a referee. Starting humbly as a youth referee he steadily climbed the referee ladder and received his FIFA badge in 2001. He retired internationally in 2008.

international matches

Bossen stayed in the lower regions of international football: qualifiers for UEFA Cup and CL, youth tournaments, one or two first round UEFA Cup matches a season. More important matches were a qualifier for the World Cup and one for the European Championship.

500

Bossen officiated his 500th match in Dutch professional football, October 2009.

Did you know
RUUD BOSSEN

  • Inside the Dutch football association Ruud Bossen has pleaded often to abolish the off-side rule in amateur football.
  • Ruud Bossen is known for his strict decisions. In november 2006 he ended a match between ADO Den Haag and Vitesse in the 66th minute when numerous 'supporters' entered the playground.
  • In a Sparta-Ajax match in 2006 Bossen sent off Ajax sider Wesley Sneijder for calling him a "typhushond" (a dog with typhoid). In a hearing weeks after the match, Sneijder said he didn't abuse Bossen but had said "typhuslijer" (a person suffering from the same decease) to another player. This started a bit of a discussion about whether being called a sick dog is worse than being called a sick person and whether abusing another player should be just as bad as abusing a referee and reason to be send off.
Statistics
Statistics for RUUD BOSSEN
Totals Home Away Total
Penalties 2 2 4
Fouls 0 0 0
Yellow 30 36 66
YellowRed 0 0 0
Red 6 0 6
Averages Home Away Total
Penalties 0.07 0.07 0.07
Fouls 0 0 0
Yellow 1.03 1.24 1.14
YellowRed 0 0 0
Red 0.21 0 0.1

Based on 29 international matches

Matches
MATCHES FOR RUUD BOSSEN
Date Score Yellow Red Penalties Fouls
UEFA Cup 2007 - 2008
group stageGalatasarayAustria Wien2007-12-190 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1st roundAtlético de MadridErciyesspor2007-09-204 - 0 4 (1-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
qualifiers 2nd roundZenitViOn2007-08-303 - 0 1 (1-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
friendly
FranceMorocco2007-11-162 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
GermanySwitzerland2007-02-073 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
SwitzerlandSlovenia2004-04-282 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Champions League 2007-2008
qualifiers 2nd roundVentspilsSalzburg2007-08-010 - 3 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 2006 - 2007
group stageGlasgow RangersPartizan2006-12-141 - 0 2 (1-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1st roundMlada BoleslavMarseille2006-09-284 - 2 6 (3-3)1 (1-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
Champions League 2006-2007
qualifiers 1st roundAktobeLiepajas Metalurgs2006-07-201 - 1 3 (2-1)1 (1-0)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 2005 - 2006
group stageBesiktasBolton Wanderers2005-10-201 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1st roundCrvena ZvezdaBraga2005-09-150 - 0 3 (0-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 2006 qualifiers - Europe
Northern IrelandWales2005-10-082 - 3 4 (2-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Intertoto 2005
1/2 final roundZalgirisCFR Cluj2005-07-271 - 2 5 (3-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
3rd roundValenciaAA Gent2005-07-232 - 0 3 (1-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 2004 - 2005
group stageParmaSteaua2004-11-041 - 0 2 (1-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1st roundStabækSochaux2004-09-300 - 5 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Intertoto 2004
1/2 final roundHamburger SVVillarreal2004-08-040 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 2003 - 2004
1st roundHajdukGrasshopper2003-10-150 - 0 4 (3-1)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Euro 2004 u21 qualifiers
Portugal u21Turkey u212003-09-051 - 2 6 (1-5)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Champions League 2003-2004
qualifiers 2nd roundRosenborgBohemians2003-08-064 - 0 1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Euro 2003 u19
group stagePortugal u19Norway u192003-07-202 - 2 1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageFrance u19England u192003-07-180 - 2 5 (3-2)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Euro 2004 qualifiers
RomaniaBosnia-Herzegovina2003-06-072 - 0 3 (1-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 2002 - 2003
1st roundAIK SolnaFenerbahce SK2002-09-193 - 3 2 (1-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
qualifiersPartizaniHapoel Tel Aviv2002-08-291 - 4 4 (2-2)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 2001 - 2002
1st roundCSKA SofiaShakhtar2001-09-203 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
qualifiersObilićGÍ Gøtu2001-08-094 - 0 3 (2-1)1 (1-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
Euro 2002 u21 qualifiers
Armenia u21Belarus u212001-06-011 - 0 4 (2-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)