Meet the Referee: István Vad II

Name: István Vad II

Date of Birth: 1979-05-30

County: Budapest

Qualified: 1995

NB1 Debut: 2004-04-03 Sopron v Videoton

Introduction

István Vad was born in Budapest on 30th May 1975. He comes from a long line of referees, his Grandfather took up refereeing after his playing career ended and officiated at county level, his grandfather was followed by his father who refereed domestic top flight games as well as being on the FIFA list. His father was also an accomplished player for Ferencváros before taking up the whistle. More recently he has been joined by his sister Anita who officiates in the women’s game and has been a FIFA listed assistant referee since 2017.

Mr Vad played football himself as a youngster and at one time was part of the Ferencváros academy. He also played for Rákosmenti TK and Budapest VSC before taking up the whistle in 1995. He received his FIFA badge in 2007 and is currently a category 1 referee.  He was a part of Kassai’s team at the Euro’s in 2016, where he was unfortunately responsible for the error that saw the team being sent home from the tournament, after he failed to spot the ball crossing the line for Ukraine in their match v England. On 01.07.13 he became one of Hungary’s first 12 professional referees.
 

Matches Season 2018/19
DateHome TeamAway TeamResultYellow CardsYYR CardsRed CardsPenaltyKit
21.07.2018Puskás AkadémiaDVSC0-13000Red
NB1 Career History (up to end 2017/18)
SeasonGamesYellow CardsYYR CardsRed CardsPenalty
Career Total2271028494067
2017/2018530012
2016/20172089329
2015/201623115233
2014/20152290867
2013/2014231113611
2012/20131773516
2011/20121252511
2010/20111785435
2009/20101578334
2008/20091785423
2007/20081040331
2006/20071674455
2005/20061765338
2004/20051033212
2003/200438000