Referee Joeri van der Velde bio

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Born
1971-02-14
Intl. since
0000-01-01
Hometown
Mariekerke
Country
Belgium
Speaks
Dutch
Occupation
Hobbies
 
Matches Bio Did you know? Palmares

Down hill

2008-08-08

Internationally it started out well for Joeri van de Velde. Not long after his debut he took charge of a group stage match in the UEFA Cup in 2005. But from then on his career went downhill and he seemed to be stuck doing intertoto matches.

and then...
In 2007 he had to make place on the FIFA list for a new Belgian talent Jérôme Efong Nzolo

football
Like so many referees Joeri van de Velde used to play football. When he was 16 he got injured and started refereeing instead.

From our reporter: EPV