Referee Ubaldo Aquino Valenzano bio

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Born
1958-05-02
Intl. since
1993-01-01
Hometown
General Aquino, San Pedro
Country
Paraguay
Speaks
Spanish
Occupation
Dentist, Chief FA Referee Staff
Hobbies
 
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World Cup

2008-12-17

Ubaldo Antenor Aquino Valenzano was born in General Elizardo Aquino, San Pedro, Paraguay (yes that is the name of a town), on May 5th 1958. Married, he has got three children and he´s a dentist. Aquino, who started refereeing in 1989 , became a FIFA referee in 1993.

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n 1997, Aquino refereed in FIFA WC U-17 in Malasia. Two years later, he participated in the FIFA Confederations Cup in Mexico, and the 1999 Copa America, which was held in his country. Here, he took charge of a game between Argentina and Colombia, where he conceded 5 penalties (a record in the tournament´s history). In 2001, he refereed in the Copa America in Colombia, and took charge of the final Colombian - Mexico.
The most important tournament for Aquino must have been the 2002 FIFA World Cup finals where he took charge of two games: Germany-Saudi Arabia and Senegal-Sweden.
After the World Cup in 2003 Aquino retired. He is remembered as a severe, and a bit theatrical, referee. Nowadays (2008) he is the Chief of the Referee Staff in Paraguayan Football Association.

source: Sheriff

From our reporter: James Ng