Mark Clattenburg to referee Champions League final

Tuesday 10 May 2016
Mark Clattenburg will take charge of the Madrid derby in Milan

English referee Mark Clattenburg will take charge of the UEFA Champions League final between Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid at the San Siro on Saturday 28 May.

The appointment completes a notable double for the Durham FA official, after he was selected to referee the Emirates FA Cup Final between Crystal Palace and Manchester United on Saturday 21 May.

Clattenburg will be accompanied by four other English officials; assistant referees Simon Beck and Jake Collin and additional assistant referees Anthony Taylor and Andre Marriner. Stuart Burt is the reserve assistant referee.

The fourth official is Viktor Kassai of Hungary who refereed the 2011 Champions League final at Wembley.

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David Elleray, chairman of The FA Referees’ Committee, said: “The appointment of Mark and his team to this all-Spanish final is another demonstration of the depth of quality of English refereeing, following on from Martin Atkinson’s appointment to last year’s UEFA Europa League final and the fact that England is the only country with two referee teams at UEFA Euro 2016.

“Mark now has the excitement and challenge of refereeing The FA Cup Final and the UEFA Champions League final in the space of seven days and we have no doubt that he has the physical and mental resilience to perform to the highest levels in both matches.

“I am sure everyone in English football will wish Mark, Simon, Jake, Anthony, Andre and Stuart a wonderful match.”

Mark refereed the 2014 UEFA Super Cup between Real Madrid and Sevilla with Beck, Burt and Taylor, and the 2012 Olympic final at Wembley.

He follows in the footsteps of Howard Webb, another high-profile English referee, who took charge of the 2010 UEFA Champions League final.

The appointment creates a unique hat-trick for Taylor who has now been appointed as additional assistant referee for the UEFA Super Cup, Europa League final and Champions League final.

By FA Staff