Referee Jun Lu bio

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Born
1959-03-19
Intl. since
1991-00-00
Hometown
Country
China
Speaks
Chinese
Occupation
Hobbies
 
Matches Bio Did you know? Palmares

The first

2012-02-16

In 2002 Lu Jun was the first Chinese referee at a World Cup match. In that match he sent off Croatia's Boris Zhivkovic, who thus has the honour to be the first player ever to be sent off by a Chinese referee in a World Cup match.

WC
In fact Lu Jun took charge of two matches in the 2002 World Cup, but also at a World Cup under 20, a Confederations Cup and the Olympic Games (see palmares for Lu Jun).

arrested
In 2010 news reached us Lu Jun was arrested (or taken for questioning whatever that means in China) for match fixing, the hero of integrity during the last scandal (he was nicknamed the "Golden Whistle") was picked up in March and is facing a possible death penalty (according to Al Jazeera). If that ever happens we from WorldReferee vow to never ever buy anything Chinese again.

sentenced
Lu Jun was finally sentenced to 5,5 years in prison for having been bribed.

From our reporter: James Ng