Bio
Tony Asumaa
Born: 1968-09-15
Intl. since: 2003-01-01
Hometown: Maarianhamina
Country: Finland
Speaks: Swedish, Finnish, English
Occupation: administrative director
Hobbies:

Tony Asumaa has been active in the UEFA cup since 2005 and is a UEFA category 1 referee.

matches

See his palmares for a list of his international matches.

2003

The information below is basically a rewrite of an article we found in the archives of the Football Association of Finland's website. The article was put together by Anne Pötry back in 2003 when Asumaa was attending a FIFA refereeing course in Corfu.

15

Tony Asumaa attended his first referee's course in 1985 at the age of 15. Still he started out as a goal keeper. From 1988 to 1993 he played for the Finish Premier League team Kakkonen. When he stopped (we're trying to find out why exactly) and didn't want to lose touch with the game it seemed logical to him to continue as a referee.

interview

Anne Pötry managed to get these quotes from Tony:
The next game is the most important one. It takes just one game to finish your career. It's good to keep that in mind whether it be a national or an international match. If you think that way you'll have the right attitude on the pitch. A referee is a part of the game, not the main star. He should not take on too large a role, but he should make sure the players are safe and the rules are complied with. It's usually not the ref the crowd came to see but the players.



In weak moments it is good to remind oneself of the fact that this is volunteer work.
A good referee is not too aggressive, but appropriately lenient. It is important to be able to sense what's right for a particular match.

Statistics
Statistics for TONY ASUMAA
Totals Home Away Total
Penalties 7 3 10
Fouls 0 0 0
Yellow 75 95 170
YellowRed 0 0 0
Red 2 3 5
Averages Home Away Total
Penalties 0.16 0.07 0.11
Fouls 0 0 0
Yellow 1.7 2.16 1.93
YellowRed 0 0 0
Red 0.05 0.07 0.06

Based on 44 international matches

Matches
MATCHES FOR TONY ASUMAA
Date Score Yellow Red Penalties Fouls
WC 2014 qualifiers - Europe
AlbaniaIceland2012-10-121 - 2 8 (3-5)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Europa League 2012 - 2013
group stageMarseilleAEL2012-10-045 - 1 6 (3-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
play-offsSteauaEkranas2012-08-303 - 0 6 (3-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
qualifiers 3rd roundGenkAktobe2012-08-022 - 1 6 (1-5)1 (0-1)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
qualifiers 2nd roundNaftan NovopolotskCrvena Zvezda2012-07-193 - 4 9 (5-4)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
Europa League 2011 - 2012
group stagePAOKShamrock Rovers2011-10-202 - 1 5 (1-4)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
play-offsClub BruggeZestaponi2011-08-252 - 0 4 (1-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Europa League 2010 - 2011
group stageSparta PragueLausanne Sport2010-10-213 - 3 4 (1-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageAZSheriff2010-09-162 - 1 3 (0-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
play-offsTNSCSKA Sofia2010-08-262 - 2 4 (3-1)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
3th qualifying roundJablonecAPOEL2010-08-051 - 3 3 (1-2)0 (0-0)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)
Euro 2012 qualifiers
MaltaLatvia2010-09-070 - 2 5 (3-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
friendly
PolandCameroon2010-08-110 - 3 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
SpainFrance2008-02-061 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Champions League 2010-2011 qualifiers
2nd roundHBSalzburg2010-07-201 - 0 4 (3-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Europa League 2009 - 2010
group stageCelticHapoel Tel Aviv2009-12-022 - 0 1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageSheriffTwente2009-10-222 - 0 3 (2-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageSturm GrazDinamo Bucuresti2009-09-170 - 1 3 (1-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
play-offsWerder BremenAktobe2009-08-206 - 3 3 (2-1)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
qualifiers 3rd roundBaselKR2009-08-063 - 1 6 (3-3)1 (1-0)2 (1-1)0 (0-0)
WC 2010 qualifiers - Europe
BulgariaMontenegro2009-09-054 - 1 7 (3-4)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
SpainArmenia2008-09-104 - 0 3 (0-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Champions League 2009-2010
qualifiers 2nd roundBATEMakedonija2009-07-212 - 0 5 (2-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 2008 - 2009
Group stageZilinaHamburger SV2008-10-231 - 2 5 (3-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1st roundSpartak MoskvaBanik Ostrava2008-10-021 - 1 3 (1-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Champions League 2008-2009
qualifiers 2nd roundDomzaleDinamo Zagreb2008-07-300 - 3 5 (3-2)0 (0-0)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)
Euro 2008 qualifiers
Czech RepublicSlovakia2007-11-173 - 1 4 (0-4)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
GermanySan Marino2007-06-026 - 0 2 (0-2)1 (0-1)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
BelarusAlbania2006-09-022 - 2 4 (1-3)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 2007 - 2008
1st roundLitexHamburger SV2007-09-180 - 1 3 (2-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
qualifiers 2nd roundSionRied2007-08-303 - 0 3 (0-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Intertoto 2007
3rd roundVetraBlackburn Rovers2007-07-220 - 2 2 (2-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 2006 - 2007
group stageHeerenveenOB2006-11-020 - 2 4 (3-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1st roundWisla KrakowIraklis2006-09-140 - 1 3 (1-2)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Champions League 2006-2007
qualifiers 2nd roundEkranasDinamo Zagreb2006-07-251 - 4 2 (1-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 2005 - 2006
group stageRapid BucurestiRennes2005-11-032 - 0 4 (3-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1st roundSiroki BrijegBasel2005-09-290 - 1 2 (2-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Euro 2006 u21 qualifiers
Portugal u21Slovakia u212005-06-032 - 1 3 (2-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Slovenia u21Belarus u212005-03-291 - 4 6 (3-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 2006 qualifiers - Europe
MaltaHungary2004-11-170 - 2 2 (1-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 2004 - 2005
qualifiers 2nd roundHonvédAmica Wronki2004-08-261 - 0 5 (2-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Champions League 2004-2005
qualifiers 2nd roundShakhtarPyunik2004-08-041 - 0 2 (0-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Intertoto 2004
2nd roundHibernians MaltaVetra2004-07-031 - 1 4 (2-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Euro 2004 u21 qualifiers
France u21Israel u212003-10-112 - 0 4 (2-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)