Referee Costas Kapitanis bio

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Born
1964-05-21
Intl. since
1996-01-01
Hometown
Larnaca
Country
Cyprus
Speaks
Greek, English
Occupation
Tourist Officer
Hobbies
Sea Sports
 
Matches Bio Did you know? Palmares

penalty man

2010-06-19

Famagusta born Costas Kapitanis was active internationally from 1996 and was labelled by UEFA as one of their premier referees. He started his career with a youth tournament and his 17 yellows in three matches were a sign of things to come. Kapitanis once reached the Champions League (which is hard for a ref from Cyprus) and retired at 45 at the end of 2009.

merits
Costas Kapitanis was active in the following tournaments: Euro U16 1996 (Switzerland), Euro U18 1999 (Sweden) and World Cup U17 1999 (New Zealand).
From then on it was qualifiers, UEFA Cup matches (Europa League) and even a Champions League group stage match.

impressive
Take a look at his palmares and you'll see an impressive list. Even more impressive is his average for penalties and red cards, almost one in every second match.
There was even one match (Poland-Ukraine u21) in which he sent off 4 Ukraine players, 3 with a direct red.

From our reporter: Archie Rogers