Bio
Valentin Ivanov
Born: 1961-07-04
Intl. since: 1997-01-01
Hometown: Moscow
Country: Russia
Speaks: Russian, English
Occupation: Physical Education Teacher
Hobbies: Music, Volleyball, Football

Already 36 when he started his career as a referee, teacher Valentin Ivanov officiated his first international match two years later. But he was internationally active much earlier than that: having been to the 1994 World Cup as a linesman.

Matches

Among the international matches that were refereed by Ivanov are the Confederations Cup final in 2003, Champions League matches and three matches in the 2006 World Cup finalsb, before he was sent home by FIFA (see the did you know section for details).

the end

2006 was his last year as an international referee, having reached the age of 45, but in 2007 he announced that he would finish his career in Russia as well.

merits

Ivanov was active in the following tournaments:

- Euro U18 1998 (Cyprus)

- Euro U21 2000 (Slovakia)

- Confederations Cup 2003 (France)

- EURO 2004 (Portugal)

- World Youth Championship 2005 (Netherlands) as 4th Official

- World Cup (Germany 2006)



Ivanov took charge of at least two finals:

- Confederations Cup 2003

- European/South American Cup 2003



Ivanov refereed 26 UEFA Champions League matches.

Did you know
LATE STARTER

  • In the 2006 World Cup finals second round match between the Netherlands and Portugal, Ivanov showed sixteen yellow and four red cards. After Ivanov was sent home, FIFA's president Blatter stated in an interview that the Russian ref should have been shown a yellow card himself.
  • After the Russian Cup match between FC Anzhi Makhackala and FC Rostov, in June 2003, Ivanov was suspended for leaving the pitch to watch a video replay of a disputed goal to ensure he made the right decision. He first awarded a goal to Rostov and then disallowed it. He was banned for two months.
    Ivanov denied the charges at first, but a front-page photo in Russia's leading sports daily, Sport-Express, on the following day clearly showed him looking into a video camera. He had the time to watch a video because the match was stopped for more than 20 minutes due to a fight between the two teams.
  • His second suspension was the result of two bad calls that contributed to a CSKA Moscow win over Spartak Moscow in a Premier League match. (this according to a Iranian sport paper)
  • Ivanov's father was a great striker for the Soviet Union and became an Olympic and European champion. Ivanov's father was joined top scorer with three other players, including Brazil's Garrincha, at the 1962 World Cup in Chile.
  • Ivanov was a lines man at the 1993 youth World Cup, this is a picture for that tournament.

Statistics
Statistics for VALENTIN IVANOV
Totals Home Away Total
Penalties 9 4 13
Fouls 0 0 0
Yellow 118 138 256
YellowRed 0 0 0
Red 5 9 14
Averages Home Away Total
Penalties 0.11 0.05 0.08
Fouls 0 0 0
Yellow 1.42 1.66 1.54
YellowRed 0 0 0
Red 0.06 0.11 0.08

Based on 83 international matches

Matches
MATCHES FOR VALENTIN IVANOV
Date Score Yellow Red Penalties Fouls
Champions League 2006-2007
qualifiers 3rd roundStandardSteaua2006-08-092 - 2 4 (2-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 2006
round of 16PortugalNetherlands2006-06-251 - 0 16 (9-7)4 (2-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageEcuadorGermany2006-06-200 - 3 2 (1-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageFranceSwitzerland2006-06-130 - 0 8 (3-5)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Champions League 2005-2006
1/2 finalsVillarrealArsenal2006-04-250 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
1st knockoutAC MilanBayern Munich2006-03-084 - 1 5 (2-3)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
group stageVillarrealLille OSC2005-12-071 - 0 2 (2-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageAjaxSparta Prague2005-11-222 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stagePortoInternazionale2005-10-192 - 0 4 (1-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
qualifiers 3rd roundGlasgow RangersAnorthosis2005-08-242 - 0 3 (2-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 2006 qualifiers - Europe
SwedenIceland2005-10-123 - 1 5 (1-4)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WalesEngland2005-09-030 - 1 1 (1-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Serbia and MontenegroBelgium2005-06-040 - 0 1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
IsraelIreland2005-03-261 - 1 8 (4-4)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
NorwaySlovenia2004-10-133 - 0 6 (4-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Champions League 2004-2005
1/4 finalsJuventusLiverpool2005-04-130 - 0 6 (4-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1st knockoutLyonWerder Bremen2005-03-087 - 2 4 (2-2)0 (0-0)2 (1-1)0 (0-0)
group stageInternazionaleValencia2004-11-020 - 0 2 (0-2)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stagePanathinaikosArsenal2004-10-202 - 2 3 (3-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageReal MadridAS Roma2004-09-284 - 2 4 (3-1)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
qualifiers 3rd roundPSVCrvena Zvezda2004-08-255 - 0 3 (2-1)1 (0-1)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
Euro 2004
1/4 finalsCzech RepublicDenmark2004-06-273 - 0 6 (3-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageItalyBulgaria2004-06-222 - 1 5 (1-4)0 (0-0)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)
group stageEnglandSwitzerland2004-06-173 - 0 4 (1-3)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
friendly
BelarusLithuania2004-04-281 - 0 3 (2-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
FranceBelgium2002-05-181 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
SwedenSwitzerland2002-03-271 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
GeorgiaArmenia1997-03-307 - 0 1 (0-1)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 2003 - 2004
1/2 finalsNewcastle UnitedMarseille2004-04-220 - 0 1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Champions League 2003-2004
1/4 finalsAC MilanDeportivo La Coruna2004-03-234 - 1 2 (1-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1st knockoutManchester UnitedPorto2004-03-091 - 1 5 (2-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageLazioChelsea F.C.2003-11-040 - 4 7 (3-4)2 (1-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageJuventusGalatasaray2003-09-172 - 1 1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
qualifiers 3rd roundAjaxGAK2003-08-272 - 1 9 (1-8)2 (0-2)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
Commonwealth Cup (exUSSR)
finalDinamo TbilisiSkonto2004-01-253 - 1 2 (1-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageDinamo TbilisiSkonto2004-01-182 - 2 3 (1-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
finalSheriffSkonto2003-01-262 - 1 2 (1-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1/4 finalsSkontoTorpedo Kutaisi2003-01-222 - 0 2 (2-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageShakhtarKaunas2003-01-191 - 1 5 (1-4)0 (0-0)2 (1-1)0 (0-0)
1/2 finalsSkontoDynamo Kyiv2002-01-250 - 3 3 (2-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageRegar TadAZDynamo Kyiv2002-01-220 - 2 3 (2-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageSkontoZhenis Astana2002-01-192 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageKopet-Dag AshkhabadSkonto2001-01-230 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageVarzob DushanbeKaunas2001-01-200 - 2 3 (1-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1/2 finalsZimbruSkonto2000-01-262 - 0 3 (2-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageKapaz GäncäZimbru2000-01-250 - 3 4 (2-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageVarzob DushanbeIrtysh2000-01-222 - 2 2 (1-1)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
group stageDynamo KyivTulevik Viljandi1998-01-273 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageIrtyshDinamo Tbilisi1998-01-252 - 3 3 (2-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageNorma TallinnZimbru1994-01-311 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Intercontinetal Cup
Boca JuniorsAC Milan2003-12-141 - 1 3 (1-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Euro 2004 qualifiers
GermanyIceland2003-10-113 - 0 7 (3-4)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
ItalyFinland2003-03-292 - 0 1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
RomaniaNorway2002-10-120 - 1 3 (1-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Confederations Cup 2003
finalCameroonFrance2003-06-290 - 1 2 (1-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageBrazilCameroon2003-06-190 - 1 2 (1-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Champions League 2002-2003
1/2 finalsAC MilanInternazionale2003-05-070 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
2nd group stageLeverkusenInternazionale2003-03-190 - 2 4 (3-1)0 (0-0)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)
2nd group stageAjaxArsenal2003-02-260 - 0 2 (0-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
2nd group stageBaselManchester United2002-11-261 - 3 5 (2-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageAEKReal Madrid2002-10-023 - 3 3 (2-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
qualifiers 3rd roundBoavista FCAuxerre2002-08-130 - 1 5 (3-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 2002 - 2003
1/2 finalsBoavista FCCeltic2003-04-240 - 1 3 (1-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Intertoto 2002
1st roundEnosisSchwarz-Weiss Bregenz2002-06-220 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Champions League 2001-2002
2nd group stageDeportivo La CorunaLeverkusen2002-03-201 - 3 3 (1-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageLeverkusenLyon2001-10-312 - 4 3 (1-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageDortmundLiverpool2001-09-190 - 0 2 (1-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 2001 - 2002
4th roundServetteValencia2002-02-282 - 2 3 (0-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
3rd roundBordeauxRoda JC2001-11-201 - 0 2 (1-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 2002 qualifiers - Europe
EnglandFinland2001-03-242 - 1 6 (2-4)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
AustriaSpain2000-10-111 - 1 5 (3-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Champions League 2000-2001
2nd group stageManchester UnitedSturm Graz2001-03-133 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1st group stageHelsingborgRosenborg2000-10-182 - 0 0 (0-0)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1st group stageHeerenveenValencia2000-09-200 - 1 2 (1-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 2000 - 2001
round of 16KaiserslauternSlavia2001-02-221 - 0 4 (1-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
3rd roundBordeauxWerder Bremen2000-11-234 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 1999 - 2000
2nd roundRoda JCWolfsburg1999-10-210 - 0 4 (1-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1st roundRapid WienInter Bratislava1999-09-301 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Euro 2000 qualifiers
GreeceAlbania1999-10-062 - 0 4 (2-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
LuxembourgPoland1999-06-092 - 3 5 (3-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 1998 - 1999
1st roundSilkeborgAS Roma1998-09-150 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
qualifiersVaasa PalloseuraGAK1998-08-110 - 0 4 (3-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Euro 1998 u18
group stagePortugal u18Lithuania u181998-07-212 - 0 3 (2-1)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)