Referee Karel van der Meer bio

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Born
1905-07-29
Intl. since
1939-01-01
Hometown
Den Haag
Country
Netherlands
Speaks
Occupation
economist
Hobbies
 
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World Cup

2010-02-12

A goal keeper who almost made it to the national team, Karel Louis van der Meer got seriously injured in 1932 and decided to become a referee instead.

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He was a referee from 1933 until 1957. he earned his FIFA badge in 1939 but had to wait until after WWII for his first international match in 1947. He was active in the 1950 World Cup finals and at two Olympic Games.
Karel van der Meer died in 1978.

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