Referee Gerhard Kapl bio

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Born
1946-11-11
Intl. since
1969-01-01
Hometown
Country
Austria
Speaks
German
Occupation
Head of accountancy in the government of Styria.
Hobbies
 
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2013-09-06

Gerhard Kapl was an international referee who became an even more important person after his retirement. As head of the UEFA discipline committee, Totti's 3 match ban during the 2004 European Championship was his decision.

1969
Kapl started refereeing in 1969. Until 1992 he was a referee of 40 international matches and nearby 200 matches in the highest league of Austria.

Being official
Mr. Kapl was vice-president of the Austrian Football-Association (ÖFB) from 2004 to 2009 and also president of the football-association of the province of Styria. From 1997 Kapl was also head of the Austrian Referee Committee. During the World Cups of 2006 and 2010 Kapl was active as FIFA security officer.

2011
When Gerhard Kapl died, FIFA had an obituary on its site which started with the sentence: It was with shock and great sadness that FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter learned of the death of Gerhard Kapl. The article had a picture of, of course, Sepp Blatter. Kapl died, after a long time of illness, on July 25th, 2011.
source: Heinrich Wurzur

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