Bio
Zeljko Siric
Born: 1960-12-01
Intl. since: 1996-01-01
Hometown: Osijek
Country: Croatia
Speaks: Croat, English
Occupation: physical education teacher, ref VIP
Hobbies: playing tamburica, singing

Zeljko Siric got his FIFA Badge in 1996 and his last international match was in 2005. Next to the usual qualifiers, he also took charge of a match in the group stage of the Champions League in 2002 and 2003.

international

Born in Osijek, with a father who was also a referee, Siric played for clubs in the lower league until he switched to refereeing as well. After the war, his career really took off, he was the first Croatian referee to officiate a match in the Champions League (Roma - Genk). A year later he got another match in the CL: Monaco-PSV.

A bad report by the referee observer however more or less finished his international career. He was on the international stage for two more years but there were no more important matches.

national

On a national level Siric was and still is an important man, he always got the most important matches (and always the team that lost protested against him). When two years before Siric's retirement a certain dr. Damir Matovinovic (the last Croatian referee in a World Cup finals) became the Croat referee commissioner, Siric was assigned to
minor matches.
Now Siric, who also owns a bar in his home town, is the commissioner for referees.

arrested

December 2011, Siric found officers of the Croatian anto corruption squad on his doorstep. Siric, vice-presdent of the Croat referee committee and Stjepan Djedovic former chairmain of same committee were arrested. The vharges were having taken a bribe to influence at least one match.

Did you know
ZELJKO SIRIC

  • Siric likes to play the tranditional Croatian instrument the Tamburica and sing aloud with his friends.
  • this is a brac, one of the tamburicas

  • In 2007 he (allegedly) beat up his daughter with leather belt when he was drunk. That case went to court but according to our correspondent Croref (who knows about Croat justice) he will probably not be punished.
  • There are rumours connecting Siric with criminals, but they were never proved.
  • His last international match was the friendly Croat-Iran. Because he wasn't on the FIFA list anymore at the time, the Croatian Football Federation (urged by Siric) had to ask FIFA and the Iranians to make an exception.
Statistics
Statistics for ZELJKO SIRIC
Totals Home Away Total
Penalties 6 2 8
Fouls 0 0 0
Yellow 48 67 115
YellowRed 0 0 0
Red 6 7 13
Averages Home Away Total
Penalties 0.18 0.06 0.12
Fouls 0 0 0
Yellow 1.45 2.03 1.74
YellowRed 0 0 0
Red 0.18 0.21 0.2

Based on 33 international matches

Matches
MATCHES FOR ZELJKO SIRIC
Date Score Yellow Red Penalties Fouls
UEFA Cup 2005 - 2006
group stageLensHalmstad2005-11-035 - 0 3 (1-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1st roundSlaviaCork2005-09-152 - 0 4 (2-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 2004 - 2005
group stageSteauaBesiktas2004-11-252 - 1 9 (5-4)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1st roundSigmaReal Zaragoza2004-09-302 - 3 7 (3-4)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
WC 2006 qualifiers - Europe
FinlandAndorra2004-09-043 - 0 2 (0-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Euro 2004 qualifiers
NetherlandsMoldova2003-10-115 - 0 3 (1-2)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
FinlandItaly2003-06-110 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 2003 - 2004
1st roundDundeePerugia2003-09-241 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Champions League 2003-2004
group stageMonacoPSV2003-11-251 - 1 7 (2-5)3 (2-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
qualifiers 3rd roundKobenhavnGlasgow Rangers2003-08-271 - 2 8 (4-4)0 (0-0)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)
Champions League 2002-2003
group stageAS RomaGenk2002-10-220 - 0 2 (0-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 2002 - 2003
4th roundMalagaAEK2003-02-200 - 0 2 (1-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
3rd roundBoavista FCPSG2002-12-121 - 0 5 (3-2)1 (1-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
1st roundLazioXanthi2002-09-194 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Euro 2002 u21 qualifiers
play-offsSweden u21Belgium u212001-11-093 - 2 5 (0-5)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 2001 - 2002
1st roundPSGRapid Bucuresti2001-09-180 - 0 1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 2002 qualifiers - Europe
Faroe IslandsLuxembourg2001-09-011 - 0 2 (0-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
MaltaCzech Republic2000-10-110 - 0 8 (5-3)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 2000 - 2001
1st roundLausanne SportAjax2000-09-261 - 0 0 (0-0)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1st roundLokomotiv MoskvaNaftex2000-09-144 - 2 4 (2-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Champions League 2000-2001
qualifiers 3rd roundHamburger SVBrøndby2000-08-220 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 1999 - 2000
1st roundAjaxBanská Bystrica1999-09-166 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
Intertoto 1999
1/2 finalsDuisburgMontpellier1999-07-281 - 1 4 (2-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Euro 2000 qualifiers
RomaniaAzerbaijan1999-06-094 - 0 4 (1-3)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
WC 1999 u20
3rd placeUruguay u20Mali u201999-04-240 - 1 4 (1-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageMali u20Korea Republic u201999-04-112 - 4 4 (2-2)0 (0-0)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)
group stageUruguay u20Korea Republic u201999-04-081 - 0 7 (3-4)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageUruguay u20Mali u201999-04-051 - 2 4 (1-3)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
European Cup2 1998 - 1999
2nd roundMaccabi HaifaRied1998-11-054 - 1 6 (5-1)3 (1-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 1998 - 1999
1st roundDinamo MoskvaSkonto1998-09-152 - 2 5 (1-4)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Intertoto 1998
group stageWerder BremenInkaras Atletas1998-07-054 - 1 5 (3-2)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
friendly
Bosnia-HerzegovinaYugolsavia2002-08-210 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
SlovakiaSwitzerland1997-08-061 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)