Referee Ruud Bossen bio

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Born
1962-01-11
Intl. since
2001-01-01
Hometown
Haarlem
Country
Netherlands
Speaks
Dutch
Occupation
Hobbies
golf
 
Matches Bio Did you know? Palmares

Ruud Bossen

2012-01-13

Ruud Bossen started out as a football player. But after an injury, he decided to become a referee. Starting humbly as a youth referee he steadily climbed the referee ladder and received his FIFA badge in 2001. He retired internationally in 2008.

international matches
Bossen stayed in the lower regions of international football: qualifiers for UEFA Cup and CL, youth tournaments, one or two first round UEFA Cup matches a season. More important matches were a qualifier for the World Cup and one for the European Championship.

500
Bossen officiated his 500th match in Dutch professional football, October 2009.

From our reporter: Karl Muller