Referee Carlos Eugenio Simón bio

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Born
1965-09-03
Intl. since
1997-01-01
Hometown
Braga (Rio Grande do Sul)
Country
Brazil
Speaks
Portuguese
Occupation
referee
Hobbies
Reading
 
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Rio Grande do Sul

2010-06-11

This referee, full name Carlos Eugenio Simón, was born on the 3rd of September 1965 in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. He refereed his first match while still at college. The team he played in went out of the college tournament and he was free to referee some matches. He liked it and one of his teachers incited him to do an actual refereeing course.

tv
He has over 800 matches to his name by now, including World Cup (2 in 2002 and 3 in 2006) and Olympic matches. Carlos Simón likes to read a lot and did a spell as a television reporter for a channel called TV Guaiaba. Now (2010) he is a full time referee.

WC
Simón was in charge of three matches in the 2006 World Cup in Germany and 2 in the one 4 years earlier.

finals
Simón has been in charge of a couple of finals: Interclubs Championship (2002), Campeonato Brasileiro (1998, 1999, 2001 & 2002) and Copa do Brasil ( 2000, 2003 & 2004).
He officiated in the first legs of the 2003 and 2004 Copa Sudamericana final. In 2003 it was River Plate - Cienciano. A match with an unlikely score for a final: 3-3.

2010
The 2010 World Cup in South Africa will be his third and last, because in that year he will reach the age of 45.
It will be an unprecedented event in Brazilian arbitration when Carlos gets his third consecutive World Cup, not even Armando Marques, considered the best arbiter of Brazilian football, made it that far.

From our reporter: Matthew Crowbar