Champions League Referees
Referees aren't always the first thing to spring to mind but if you're serious about having a bet on any of the bookings markets available on Champions League matches then you should do your homework on who is officiating. If you check out the matches in which a ref has been in charge you'll get an idea how lenient or strict a referee they are and draw some conclusions on how many bookings there are likely to be in the match.
Current Champions League Referees
This table represents the current elite list of UEFA referees and all will at some point officiate a Champions League match.
|BELGIUM||Frank de Bleeckere|
|DENMARK||Claus Bo Larsen|
|ITALY||Matteo Simone Trefoloni|
|NORWAY||Tom Henning Ovrebo|
|PORTUGAL||Olegario Manuel Bartolo Faustino Benquerenca|
|SPAIN||Manuel Enrique Mejuto Gonzalez|
|SPAIN||Alberto Undiano Mallenco|
Twice a season UEFA updates this elite list as some referees will hit the maximum age of 45 during the period and have to retire from Champions League duty.