Referee Gianluca Paparesta bio

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Born
1969-05-25
Intl. since
2003-01-01
Hometown
Bari
Country
Italy
Speaks
Italian, English
Occupation
President of the College of Auditors Ostuni
Hobbies
Going to the cinema, collecting watches.
 
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Career man

2008-09-27

Bari born Paparesta simultaneously completed his military service in the Air Force and his university studies just before turning 23.

Working man
He worked as a business consultant for Pricewaterhouse and got a post-graduates degree in "Sport Law and Economy".

Referee man
Paparesta refereed the final of the Copa Italia 4 times: in 2000, 2002, 2003 and 2004. For some reason Paparesta was taken off the FIFA list for 2008.

calciopoli
Even though there was evidence of him refusing Moggi's wishes, Paparesta was also overheard trying to obtain political favours. He was banned for 3 months. (see Massimo de Santis for more on this)

From our reporter: Archie Rogers