Bio
Walter Eschweiler
Born: 1935-09-20
Intl. since: 1971-01-01
Hometown: Bonn
Country: Germany
Speaks: German
Occupation: diplomacy
Hobbies: music (Volksmusik)

As so many referees, Walter Eschweiler had ambitions as a player but had to quit after suffering an injury. The diplomat, game show personality, miss Germany pageant jury member and international referee is a well known person in Germany.

career

Walter Eschweiler started as a referee in 1963 and has taken charge of 256 or 183 or 298 (depends on the source) matches between 1965 and 1986.
From 1971 on he officiated in 155 international matches (75 for the European Cup). Highlights were the 1980 Super Cup, the 1981 UEFA Cup (2nd leg) final and the European Cup winners Cup final. He led 6 matches in the European Championships and matches in the !974-1978 and 1982 World Cup.
In the 1974 World Cup, he was a linesman in two matches.

real life

A diplomat who acted as a liaison for foreign dignitaries, Eschweiler after his retirement became a sort of diplomat for sports.
He still referees matches between politicians.

Did you know
DIE SCHWARZE DIVA

  • A Peruvian player called Velásquez, shaped like an oran utang according to Eschweiler - bumped into him with his shoulder during the 1982 World Cup match Italy - Peru. The German referee fell backwards causing his cards and whistle to fly through the air. Eschweiler broke a tooth but went on to lead the match. During the break he got a phone call from the German foreign secretary, who was his boss.
  • Eschweiler used to judge in a game show called "Spiel ohne Grenze" in the 60's and 70's. In the show teams from German towns had to compete by climbing up slippery slopes or by trying to push each other into the water.
  • Once when Italian player Bruno Conti made a spectacular dive in the French penalty box Eschweiler told him: Bruno, get up please, the Holy Father is watching, your soul is in danger". According to Eschweiler Conti immediately ran off and never complained.

Statistics
Statistics for WALTER ESCHWEILER
Totals Home Away Total
Penalties 5 1 6
Fouls 0 0 0
Yellow 9 13 22
YellowRed 0 0 0
Red 1 2 3
Averages Home Away Total
Penalties 0.11 0.02 0.07
Fouls 0 0 0
Yellow 0.2 0.3 0.25
YellowRed 0 0 0
Red 0.02 0.05 0.03

Based on 44 international matches

Matches
MATCHES FOR WALTER ESCHWEILER
Date Score Yellow Red Penalties Fouls
Olympic Games 1984 qualifiers
Norway OTFinland OT1983-10-264 - 3 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 1983 - 1984
1st roundLensAA Gent1983-09-282 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Euro 1984 qualifiers
SwedenItaly1983-05-292 - 0 2 (1-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 1982 - 1983
1/2 finalsBohemians PragueAnderlecht1983-04-060 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1st roundNapoliDinamo Tbilisi1982-09-291 - 0 4 (1-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 1982
group stageItalyPeru1982-06-181 - 1 2 (1-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
European Cup2 1981 - 1982
finalBarcelonaStandard1982-05-122 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
European Cup 1981 - 1982
1/4 finalsDynamo KyivAston Villa1982-03-030 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
2nd roundLiverpoolAZ1981-11-043 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
WC 1982 qualifiers - Europe
YugolsaviaItaly1981-10-171 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
TurkeySoviet Union1981-10-070 - 3 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WalesCzechoslovakia1980-11-191 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
friendly
EnglandSpain1981-05-251 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
LuxembourgUruguay1980-03-260 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
YugolsaviaItaly1979-06-134 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
FranceSpain1978-11-081 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
EnglandNetherlands1977-02-090 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
EnglandNetherlands1977-02-090 - 2 1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
SwitzerlandEngland1975-09-031 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 1980 - 1981
finalAZIpswich1981-05-204 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
2nd roundLevski SofiaAZ1980-10-211 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1st roundJuventusPanathinaikos1980-09-174 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
European Cup2 1980 - 1981
1/4 finalsDinamo TbilisiWest Ham United1981-03-180 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
European Cup2 1979 - 1980
1/2 finalsNantesValencia1980-04-092 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
2nd roundBeroeJuventus1979-10-241 - 0 0 (0-0)1 (1-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 1979 - 1980
3rd roundSaint-EtienneAris Thessaloniki1979-11-284 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
European Cup 1979 - 1980
1st roundPříbramUjpest1979-10-032 - 0 6 (2-4)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
European Cup2 1978 - 1979
2nd roundBarcelonaAnderlecht1978-11-013 - 0 0 (0-0)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Euro 1980 qualifiers
HungarySoviet Union1978-10-112 - 0 5 (3-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 1978 qualifiers - Europe
PolandPortugal1977-10-291 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 1977 - 1978
2nd roundAZBarcelona1977-10-191 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1st roundDinamo TbilisiInternazionale1977-09-280 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 1976 - 1977
3rd roundAC MilanAthletic Bilbao1976-12-083 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)2 (1-1)0 (0-0)
European Cup 1975 - 1976
2nd roundRuch ChorzówPSV1975-10-221 - 3 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Euro 1976 qualifiers
FinlandItaly1975-06-050 - 1 2 (1-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
European Cup2 1974 - 1975
1/2 finalsCrvena ZvezdaFerencváros1975-04-232 - 2 0 (0-0)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 1974 - 1975
3rd roundDukla PragueTwente1974-11-283 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
2nd roundJuventusHibernian1974-11-064 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1st roundHibernians MaltaAmsterdam FC1974-09-220 - 7 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
European Cup2 1973 - 1974
1st roundAC MilanDinamo Zagreb1973-09-193 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 1972 - 1973
1st roundLas PalmasTorino1972-09-274 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
European Cup 1972 - 1973
1st roundCSKA SofiaPanathinaikos1972-09-132 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 1971 - 1972
1st roundRapid BucurestiNapoli1971-09-292 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Olympic qualifiers 1972
Luxembourg OTAustria OT1971-04-041 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)