Who is referee Felix Brych and what games is he taking charge of at the 2018 World Cup? – About Your Online Magazine


ONE of the best known referees in the world, Felix Brych is Germany’s representative at Euro 2020.

The whistler has already commanded the Champions League finals and is one of UEFA’s most trusted leaders.

    Referee Felix Brych shows Alex Telles a red card

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Referee Felix Brych shows Alex Telles a red cardCredit: Reuters

Who is Felix Brych?

BORN in Munich, Brych was a referee in the German minor leagues at just 24 years old.

He impressed enough to make his debut in the 2. Bundesliga in 2001, before reaching Germany’s first division just three years later.

In 2007, he was regularly involved in European games and has since worked his way up to internationals.

    Brych is one of the highest rated referees at Euro 2020

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Brych is one of the highest rated referees at Euro 2020Credit: EPA

Unafraid to stamp his authority on games and show his cards, Brych is perhaps best remembered in the UK for ousting Manchester United’s Nemanja Vidic for a high tackle against Otelul Galati in 2011.

Back at his first World Cup in Brazil, Brych sent off Uruguayan Maxi Pereira and warned six more in his two matches in the final.

And at the 2018 World Cup, he caused quite a stir by not awarding Serbia a penalty against Switzerland, when Aleksandar Mitrovic appeared to be under pressure from two Swiss players.

A lawyer outside of football, Brych is a qualified law doctor.

Which games will he lead at Euro 2020?

Felix Brych’s first game will be between the Netherlands and Ukraine.



Paula Fonseca