NB1 Week 19 Referee Appointments

FERENCVÁROSI TC v MTK BUDAPEST

2016.12.10 - 18:00
Budapest, Groupama Aréna
Referee: ANDÓ-SZABÓ SÁNDOR
4O: ALBERT ISTVÁN
AR: ERŐS GÁBOR, BERETTYÁN PÉTER
AAR: ERDŐS JÓZSEF, SZABÓ ZSOLT

 

PAKSI v VASAS
2016.12.10 - 15:30
Referee: KARAKÓ FERENC
4O: KIRÁLY KRISZTIÁN
AR: GEORGIOU THEODOROS, HUSZÁR BALÁZS
AAR: PINTÉR CSABA, GYARMATI II TIBOR

 

DVTK v Gyirmót FC GYŐR
2016.12.10 - 15:30
Mezőkövesd, Mezőkövesd Városi Stadion
Referee: FARKAS ÁDÁM
4O: SZERT BALÁZS
AR: KELEMEN ATTILA, VARGA GÁBOR
AAR: SOLYMOSI PÉTER, DUCSAI JÓZSEF

 

BUDAPEST HONVÉD v MEZŐKÖVESD ZSÓRY FC
2016.12.10 - 15:30
Budapest, Bozsik József Stadion
Referee: BERKE BALÁZS
4O: FARKAS BALÁZS
AR: VISZOKAI LÁSZLÓ, HORVÁTH RÓBERT
AAR: NÉMETH ÁDÁM, KULCSÁR KATALIN

 

Újpest v DVSC
2016.12.10 - 15:30
Kecskemét, Kecskeméti Széktói Stadion
Referee: IVÁNYI ZOLTÁN
4O: BUZÁS BALÁZS
AR: MEDOVARSZKI JÁNOS, KORMÁNYOS II. GÁBOR
AAR: SZŐTS GERGELY, GAÁL GYÖNGYI

 

SWIETELSKY HALADÁS v VIDEOTON FC
2016.12.10 - 15:30
Sopron, Soproni Városi Stadion
Referee: VAD II. ISTVÁN
4O: LÉMON OSZKÁR
AR: SZALAI BALÁZS, HORVÁTH ZOLTÁN (F)
AAR: SZILASI SZABOLCS, MOLNÁR ATTILA


Tamás Bognar get's Europa League appointment on MD6

MATCHDAY 6

Group A | 8 December 2016, 6 pm
FK Zorya Luhansk - Manchester United FC
Referee: Tamás Bognár (Hungary, *1978, UEFA First Group)
Assistant Referee 1: Balázs Buzás (Hungary)
Assistant Referee 2: Zsolt Varga (Hungary)
Fourth Official: Theodoros Georgiou (Hungary)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Ádám Farkas (Hungary)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Péter Solymosi (Hungary)


Viktor Kassai in Japan for the 2016 FIFA Club World Cup.

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Referee: Viktor Kassai (Hungary)
Assistant Referee 1: György Ring (Hungary)
Assistant Referee 2: Vencel Tóth (Hungary)
Video Assistant Referee: Damir Skomina (Slovenia)
Video Assistant Referee: Danny Makkelie (Netherlands)

Hungary's top referee will be absent from the NB1 for the last 2 weeks of the season, before the winter break, as he has headed out to Japan for the 2016 FIFA Club World Cup. He is accompanied by his regular European AR's György Ring and Vencel Tóth. They are the only match officials representing the UEFA confederation.

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The 2016 FIFA Club World Cup (officially known as the FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016 presented by Alibaba E-Auto for sponsorship reasons) will be the 13th edition of the FIFA Club World Cup, a FIFA-organised international club football tournament between the champion clubs from each of the six continental confederations, as well as the national league champion from the host country. The tournament will be hosted by Japan.

This years teams are: Real Madrid (UEFA); Atlético Nacional (CONMEBOL); Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors (AFC); Mamelodi Sundowns (CAF); América (CONCACAF); Auckland City (OFC) although the host nation team is yet to be confirmed. The second leg of the final will take place on Saturday 3 December between Urawa Red Diamonds and Kashima Antlers, with the former going into the fixture with a 1-0 advantage. The winner will represent the host nation.

The tournament itself will be played between 8-18 December and will take place at the Suita City Football Stadium in Osaka and the International Stadium Yokohama, with the latter to host the final having also previously been the venue for the deciding match of the 2002 FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan between Brazil and Germany. The tournament opener is on 8th December between the host representatives v Auckland City, with a further 6 matches taking place across the following 10 days before the final on 18th December.

Good Luck Viktor & team.

See our in-depth profile on Viktor Kassai here: http://www.hungarianfootball.com/viktor-kassai/

 

 


NB1 Week 18 Referee Appointments

MEZŐKÖVESD ZSÓRY FC v FERENCVÁROSI TC
2016.12.03 - 15:30
Mezőkövesd, Mezőkövesd Városi Stadion
Referee: SZABÓ ZSOLT
4O: VARGA GÁBOR
AR: SZERT BALÁZS, SZALAI BALÁZS
AAR: SZŐTS GERGELY, URBÁN ESZTER

MTK BUDAPEST v ÚJPEST FC
2016.12.03 - 15:30
Budapest, Hidegkuti Nándor Stadion
Referee: BOGNÁR TAMÁS
4O: GEORGIOU THEODOROS
AR: ALBERT ISTVÁN, BUZÁS BALÁZS
AAR: IVÁNYI ZOLTÁN, MOLNÁR ATTILA

Vasas FC v DVTK
2016.12.03 - 15:30
Budapest, Bozsik József Stadion
Referee: VAD II. ISTVÁN
4O: HUSZÁR BALÁZS
AR: ERŐS GÁBOR, KÓBOR PÉTER
AAR: BERKE BALÁZS, SZILASI SZABOLCS

GYIRMÓT FC GYŐR v BUDAPEST HONVÉD
2016.12.03 - 15:30
Győr-Gyirmót, Alcufer Stadion
Referee: PINTÉR CSABA
4O: LÉMON OSZKÁR
AR: KIRÁLY KRISZTIÁN, BECSÉRI GERGELY
AAR: ANDÓ-SZABÓ SÁNDOR, GYARMATI II TIBOR

PAKSI FC v SWIETELSKY HALADÁS
2016.12.03 - 15:30
Paks, Paksi Stadion
Referee: SOLYMOSI PÉTER
4O: VARGA ZSOLT
AR: BERETTYÁN PÉTER, HORVÁTH RÓBERT
AAR: FARKAS ÁDÁM, NAGY RÓBERT

DVSC v VIDEOTON FC
2016.12.03 - 18:00
Debrecen, Debreceni Nagyerdei Stadion
Referee: ERDŐS JÓZSEF
4O: MEDOVARSZKI JÁNOS
AR: MÁRKUS TAMÁS, FARKAS BALÁZS
AAR: KARAKÓ FERENC, NÉMETH ÁDÁM


Katalin Kulcsár gets U20 World Cup semi final

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SEMI-FINALS

29 November 2016, 6 am – Port Moresby (Sir John Guise Stadium)

Korea DPR v United States

Referee: Katalin Kulcsár (Hungary)

Assistant Referee 1: Katalin Török (Hungary)

Assistant Referee 2: Svetlana Bilić (Serbia)

Fourth Official: Finau Vulivuli (Fiji)

 

What a fantastic year for Hungary’s top female referee, Katalin Kulcsár. The 31-year-old has been an international referee since 2005, having refereed her 1st International match in September 2004, between Malta and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Last season she officiated three UEFA Women’s Champions League matches in her 6th season at that level, including the goalless quarter-final first leg between Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain in Spain, before being awarded the honour of refereeing the 2016 UEFA Women’s Champions League final between Wolfsburg and Olympique Lyonnais.

 

Katalin already has a FIFA U-17 World Cup final under her belt, having refereed the final in 2009 between Germany v Spain. She also appeared at the UEFA Women’s Euro’s in 2013, her fantastic performances in the group stages earning her the quarter final between Italy v Germany.  She was also chosen for the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in 2014, refereeing 2 group stage matches. She also refereed at the group stage in the FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2015.

 

Fantastic to see our female referees getting the honours, they deserve.

 

Congratulations Katalin & team.

 


The end of an Erös! Gábor Erös retires.

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Thursday 24th November 2016, Athletic Club - US Sassuolo Calcio
Referee: Viktor Kassai (HUN)
Assistant Referee 1: György Ring (HUN)
Assistant Referee 2: Vencel Tóth (HUN)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Tamás Bognar (HUN)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Ádam Farkas (HUN)
Fourth Official: Gabor Erös (HUN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Gylfi Þor Orasson (ISL)
UEFA Delegate: Jevgenijs Milevskis (LVA)

Outside of refereeing circles the questions were being asked: "Why was Viktor Kassai only given a Europa League game on MD5?"; "Is Kassai being punished for poor performances?"; "Has Kassai been demoted?" The answer quite simply is No.

The date was a significant one in the Hungarian refereeing calendar for one reason and one reason only - it was the farewell match of Gábor Erös. It was his last appearance with his FIFA badge, his farewell on the International football scene. It was with this in mind that Collina allocated the match to one of his trusted elite referees, Viktor Kassai, Gábor Erös had been Viktor's senior Assistant referee for 8 years, before he stood down from his team in 2014, due to his health. It was a fitting tribute to a legend within the Hungarian & International refereeing community to have his close friend with him as he bid farewell to his International career.

Farewell Gábor.
Farewell Gábor.

Born in St George's Field, Esztergom on 5th September 1971, he remains in the area to date with his wife and their 3 children. Despite FIFA relaxing the retirement age for match officials, the MLSz still enforce retirement for their match officials in the December after their 45th birthday, therefore Gábor will hang up his flags on MD19 (10th December) bringing an end to 22 years of being a match official.

It all began for Gábor when he took his referee exam in Budapest in February 1994, his first match coming a few months later in the Hungarian Youth leagues on 27th August 1994, in a match between Nagysáp v Tarjan. His first match in the adult leagues was just 2 months later on 24th October 1994 - Dömös v Kesztölc. He made his debut in the NB3 in 1996 & continued his rise in the professional leagues until his NB1 debut on 17.03.2001 in the match between Videoton v Újpest. Attila Dubraviczky was was referee and György Koch, the senior AR. Since that date he has gone on to officiate in 303 NB1 games, 274 as Assistant Referee and 29 as a 4th Official.

World Cup 2010
World Cup 2010

Gábor made his International debut on the same day that his number 1 fan (my son!) was born! 23.10.01 in a match between Croatia v Syria in Zaprisce, in the Alpen Adria Cup. He didn't however earn his FIFA badge until 1st January 2003.

An illustrious career followed including:

  • 2006 UEFA European U21 Championship in Portugal (Reached the semi finals - 01.06.06 Ukraine v Serbia)
  • 2007 FIFA U20 World Cup in Canada (Reached the Last 16 - 12.07.07 Mexico v Congo)
  • 2008 Summer Olympic games in China (Reached the Final - 23.08.08 Nigeria v Argentina)
  • 2009 FIFA U17 World Cup in Nigeria. (Reached the quarter finals - 08.11.09 Switzerland v Italy)
  • 2010 FIFA World Cup (Reached the semi finals - 07.07.10 Germany v Spain)
  • 2012 UEFA European Championship (3 matches in the preliminary round)
  • 2013 FIFA U20 World Cup (Reached the Quarter Final - 07.07.13 Ghana v Chile)

Other notable matches:

  • 08.04.10 - UEFA Europa League Quarter Final - Wolfsburg v Fulham
  • 14.04.11 - UEFA Europa League Quarter Final - Spartak Moscow v FC Porto
  • 28.05.11 - UEFA Champions League Final - Barcelona v Manchester United
  • 25.04.12 - UEFA Champions League Semi Final - Real Madrid v Bayern Munich
  • 23.04.13 - UEFA Champions League Semi Final - Bayern Munich v Barcelona
Champions League Final, Wembley. May 2011.
Champions League Final, Wembley. May 2011.

It wasn't all plain sailing for Gábor, when he returned to Hungary following the World Cup in 2010, he was getting pains in his stomach. Several examinations later he was diagnosed with Kidney Cancer and in October 2010 underwent a 7 hour operation and follow up treatment. His return to football came just 4 months later and just 7 months after his surgery he was at Wembley as part of Viktor Kassai's team in the UEFA Champions League Final. 5 months later Gábor was back in the hospital having a 5cm cyst removed from his thyroid, thankfully on this occasion it was not malignant.

Following the Champions League Final, Gábor held an auction with a referee shirt from the 2011 final, signed by the full match officials team and Viktor Kassai's red and yellow cards, also signed by the match officials team. The money raised was split 50-50 with the Gyermekrák Alapítvány (Children's Cancer Foundation) and the Magyar Rákellenes Liga (Hungarian League Against Cancer) sharing the  455,000 Ft raised.

Champions League Final signed referee shirt & cards auctioned for charity
Champions League Final signed referee shirt & cards auctioned for charity

In 2014 Gábor's final match as part of Viktor Kassai's International team was at Wembley for an International friendly between England v Peru. I had the pleasure of accompanying my son to the game after David Elleray had invited him as the match officials guest, so that he could meet his refereeing heros. To this day Gábor and my son remain friends and I have nothing but respect for him, such a beautiful heart. Congratulations on an absolutely amazing career, Gábor, the NB1 lose an outstanding match official in 2 weeks time, when you hang your flags up domestically as well. I hope that he continues as a referee coach and mentor in Komárom-Esztergom County, he has so much to give to the next generation of referees and I for one look forward to seeing his eldest son, currently a county level referee, maybe one day follow in his footsteps. Good Luck for the future.

Before the England v Peru friendly at Wembley in May 2014 with my son
Before the England v Peru friendly at Wembley in May 2014 with my son