Bio
Tom Henning Ovrebo
Born: 1966-06-22
Intl. since: 1994-01-01
Hometown: Oslo
Country: Norway
Speaks: Norwegian
Occupation: psychologist
Hobbies:

FIFA badge holder from 1994until May 2010, Norwegian UEFA Elite Category referee Tom Henning �vrebø took charge of 25 Champions League matches. At first he practiced as an assistant referee to Terje Hauge (who climbed to the top a bit faster).

all international matches

see his palmares and notice that 2008 was his most successful year.

finals

�vrebø refereed the Norwegian cup final in 1999 between Rosenborg and Brann and the Norwegian cup final in 2006 between Fredrikstad and Sandefjord. (Internationally there was never an important final.)

EURO 2008

�vrebø was selected for EURO 2008, the first time he was chosen over his fellow country man Hauge. He took charge of 2 matches in the group stage and in both matches his assistants seem to have made some grave mistakes. �vrebø had the quality to admit he had made a mistake during the match between Italy and Romania: he was not assigned any more matches to referee at Euro 2008.

2010

Until February 2010 �vrebø was on the provisional list of referees for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, but his name did not appear on the final one.
You could say that the CL semi-final Chelsea-Barcelona was both the high light and the lowest point of his career. Ovrebo himself never thought he did anything wrong, but Chelsea fans were out for his blood and Didier Drogba almost physically attacked the Norwegian after the match. That he had to be smuggled out of England and needed police protection at home in Norway has always been denied. Fact is the British press went after him.
Back at the top in 2010 Ovrebo allowed an off side goal (the mother of all off-side goals) in a Champions League round of 16 match. Realizing perhaps he would never get assigned a really important match anymore, he decided to quit from international football May 2010. Tom Henning Ovrebo will continue to officiate in Norway.

2011

It was his last year as referee.

Did you know
TOM HENNING �VREBø

  • Because of threats after the semi-final Chelsea - Barcelona, Ovrebo had to change his hotel and he was more or less smuggled out of the country a day later. Not true, according to Rune Pedersen the Norwegian spokes man: the change of hotels was planned and Ovrebo left England on a regular flight.
    For some reason we at Worldreferee too received some nasty e-mails from people who wanted to do something against the Norwegian referee.
  • UEFA promoted Tom Henning Ovrebo to 'Elite Referee' in February 2007.
  • Ovrebo won the Kniksen award for 'Referee of the Year' in the Norwegian Premier League in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005 and 2006.
  • Ovrebo studied psychology at the University of Oslo until 1998.
  • Ovrebo took charge of the 2008 Ukrainian Cup semi-final first leg game between Dynamo and Metalurh Donetsk.
Statistics
Statistics for TOM HENNING OVREBO
Totals Home Away Total
Penalties 10 6 16
Fouls 0 0 0
Yellow 120 150 270
YellowRed 0 0 0
Red 8 8 16
Averages Home Away Total
Penalties 0.11 0.07 0.09
Fouls 0 0 0
Yellow 1.38 1.72 1.55
YellowRed 0 0 0
Red 0.09 0.09 0.09

Based on 87 international matches

Matches
MATCHES FOR TOM HENNING OVREBO
Date Score Yellow Red Penalties Fouls
Champions League 2009-2010
round of 16Bayern MunichFiorentina2010-02-172 - 1 5 (2-3)1 (0-1)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
group stageUnirea UrziceniSevilla FC2009-11-241 - 0 5 (4-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageDebrecenLyon2009-09-290 - 4 2 (1-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageJuventusBordeaux2009-09-151 - 1 2 (1-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
play-offsVentspilsZurich2009-08-190 - 3 2 (2-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 2009 u17
group stageItaly u17Uruguay u172009-11-010 - 0 2 (2-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageBrazil u17Mexico u172009-10-270 - 1 3 (1-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 2010 qualifiers - Europe
GreeceLatvia2009-10-105 - 2 3 (3-0)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
SlovakiaCzech Republic2009-09-052 - 2 2 (1-1)1 (1-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
BelgiumSpain2008-10-151 - 2 6 (2-4)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
ArmeniaTurkey2008-09-060 - 2 2 (1-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Champions League 2008-2009
1/2 finalsChelsea F.C.Barcelona2009-05-061 - 1 4 (3-1)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1/4 finalsVillarrealArsenal2009-04-071 - 1 4 (0-4)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1st knockoutBarcelonaLyon2009-03-115 - 2 8 (1-7)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageInternazionalePanathinaikos2008-11-260 - 1 2 (0-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageCelticManchester United2008-11-051 - 1 1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageAtlĂŠtico de MadridMarseille2008-10-012 - 1 4 (1-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
qualifiers 3rd roundStandardLiverpool2008-08-130 - 0 3 (2-1)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
friendly
RomaniaLatvia2008-08-201 - 0 2 (1-1)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
IrelandNetherlands2006-08-160 - 4 1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
DenmarkEngland2005-08-174 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
SwedenEngland2004-03-311 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
NetherlandsUSA2004-02-181 - 0 1 (1-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
AustriaGreece2003-03-262 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)
EnglandPortugal2002-09-071 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
SwitzerlandGreat Britain OT2000-08-162 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
SwitzerlandGreece2000-08-162 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Euro 2008
group stageItalyRomania2008-06-131 - 1 5 (2-3)0 (0-0)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)
group stageGermanyPoland2008-06-082 - 0 3 (1-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 2007 - 2008
1/2 finalsZenitBayern Munich2008-05-014 - 0 3 (1-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Champions League 2007-2008
1/4 finalsManchester UnitedAS Roma2008-04-091 - 0 1 (0-1)0 (0-0)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)
1st knockoutInternazionaleLiverpool2008-03-110 - 1 9 (5-4)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageAC MilanCeltic2007-12-041 - 0 1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageReal MadridOlympiakos2007-10-244 - 2 6 (2-4)1 (0-1)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
group stageLyonGlasgow Rangers2007-10-020 - 3 5 (2-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
qualifiers 3rd roundLazioDinamo Bucuresti2007-08-141 - 1 10 (4-6)3 (2-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Euro 2008 qualifiers
UkraineFrance2007-11-212 - 2 2 (1-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
RussiaMacedonia2007-09-083 - 0 2 (0-2)1 (1-0)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)
IsraelEngland2007-03-240 - 0 4 (2-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
BulgariaNetherlands2006-10-071 - 1 3 (2-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 2006 - 2007
1/2 finalsEspanyolWerder Bremen2007-04-263 - 0 4 (2-2)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Champions League 2006-2007
1st knockoutPSVArsenal2007-02-201 - 0 1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageLille OSCAnderlecht2006-11-212 - 2 5 (1-4)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageBordeauxLiverpool2006-10-180 - 1 4 (2-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stagePortoCSKA Moskva2006-09-130 - 0 3 (0-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
qualifiers 3rd roundHamburger SVOsasuna2006-08-090 - 0 5 (1-4)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 2005 - 2006
1/2 finalsSchalke 04Sevilla FC2006-04-200 - 0 2 (1-1)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
round of 16AS RomaMiddlesbrough2006-03-152 - 1 8 (5-3)1 (1-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
round of 32EspanyolSchalke 042006-02-230 - 3 2 (2-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageLensSampdoria2005-12-152 - 1 6 (2-4)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Champions League 2005-2006
group stageBayern MunichClub Brugge2005-09-271 - 0 4 (2-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
qualifiers 3rd roundEvertonVillarreal2005-08-091 - 2 5 (1-4)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
qualifiers 3rd roundEvertonVillarreal2005-08-091 - 2 5 (1-4)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 2006 qualifiers - Europe
GeorgiaUkraine2005-09-031 - 1 2 (1-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
MacedoniaRomania2005-03-301 - 2 3 (1-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
HungaryIceland2004-09-083 - 2 4 (2-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 2004 - 2005
round of 32Sevilla FCPanathinaikos2005-02-242 - 0 7 (2-5)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1st roundAthletic BilbaoTrabzonspor2004-09-302 - 0 1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Champions League 2004-2005
group stageAnderlechtValencia2004-11-241 - 2 1 (0-1)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
qualifiers 3rd roundShakhtarClub Brugge2004-08-114 - 1 4 (3-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 2003 - 2004
4th roundGençlerbirliğiValencia2004-03-111 - 0 3 (2-1)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
3rd roundTepliceCeltic2004-03-031 - 0 8 (6-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
2nd roundBaselNewcastle United2003-11-062 - 3 1 (1-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Champions League 2003-2004
group stageAC MilanClub Brugge2003-10-220 - 1 1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Euro 2004 qualifiers
CyprusSlovenia2003-10-112 - 2 5 (4-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
BelarusNetherlands2003-06-070 - 2 3 (2-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
GeorgiaRussia2003-04-301 - 0 3 (2-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 2002 - 2003
3rd roundSchalke 04Wisla Krakow2002-12-101 - 4 2 (1-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Champions League 2002-2003
group stageArsenalPSV2002-11-120 - 0 7 (2-5)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageFeyenoordDynamo Kyiv2002-10-010 - 0 2 (1-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Euro 2002 u21
finalFrance u21Czech Republic u212002-05-280 - 0 6 (4-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stagePortugal u21Switzerland u212002-05-200 - 2 5 (2-3)0 (0-0)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)
Euro 2002 u21 qualifiers
play-offsPoland u21Italy u212001-11-102 - 5 5 (2-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 2001 - 2002
2nd roundValenciaLegia Warszawa2001-11-016 - 1 3 (1-2)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
Champions League 2001-2002
group stageNantesGalatasaray2001-09-260 - 1 3 (0-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 2002 qualifiers - Europe
Bosnia-HerzegovinaAustria2001-03-241 - 1 5 (2-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 2000 - 2001
2nd roundBordeauxCelta de Vigo2000-10-261 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)
1st roundLeicester CityCrvena Zvezda2000-09-141 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 1999 - 2000
1st roundGAKSpartak Trnava1999-09-163 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Euro 2000 qualifiers
BelarusWales1999-09-041 - 2 4 (3-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
European Cup2 1998 - 1999
1st roundBesiktasSpartak Trnava1998-09-173 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
European Cup2 1997 - 1998
1st roundDinaburgAEK1997-10-022 - 4 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Euro 1998 u21 qualifiers
Lithuania u21Ireland u211997-09-092 - 1 1 (1-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Euro 1997 u18 qualifiers
Lithuania u18Wales u181996-10-194 - 2 3 (2-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Scotland u18Lithuania u181996-10-151 - 1 4 (2-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Euro 1996 qualifiers
LatviaLiechtenstein1995-09-061 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Asian Cup 1988
group stageIranUAE1988-12-081 - 0 2 (0-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)