French referee for Shamrock Rovers v Fradi part 2

Europa League 2022/23 – Referee Appointments – Play-offs (II)

Thursday 25 August 2022

21:00 CET – Dublin (Tallaght Stadium)
Shamrock Rovers FC (IRL) – Ferencvárosi TC (HUN)
Referee: François Letexier (FRA, Elite)
Assistant Referee 1: Cyril Mugnier (FRA)
Assistant Referee 2: Mehdi Rahmouni (FRA)
Fourth Official: Jérémy Stinat (FRA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Alon Yefet (ISR)
UEFA Delegate: Lennart Vestervall (SWE)
UEFA Referee Liaison Officer: Patrick Whelan (IRL)

33 year old François Letexier hails from Bédée in France and has been on the FIFA list of referees since 2017. He is clearly considered to be a rising star considering he is already an elite list referee at his young age and has 35 adult matches under his belt already. This is his first outing with either club. In terms of Irish clubs he refereed Cork City in season 17/18 in a Europa League qualifying match. He has never refereed any clubs from Hungary. In 234 games he has issued 877 yellow cards (3.7 card/game average), 29 YYR cards, 42 red cards and given 88 penalties.

In addition to Fradi we have one UEFA referee observer out representing Hungary in this round. Hungarian ex FIFA referee Kassai Viktor is also out as a UEFA referee observer as part of his role of the head of refereeing in Bulgaria.

19:00 CET – Sivas (Yeni 4 Eylül Stadyumu)
Sivasspor (TUR) – Malmö FF (SWE)
Referee: Srđan Jovanović (SRB, Elite)
Assistant Referee 1: Uroš Stojković (SRB)
Assistant Referee 2: Milan Mihajlović (SRB)
Fourth Official: Novak Simović (SRB)
UEFA Referee Observer: Viktor Kassai (HUN)
UEFA Delegate: Aleksandr Keplın (KAZ)
UEFA Referee Liaison Officer: Batuhan Bolat (TUR)

19:00 CET – Chișinău (Stadionul Zimbru)
FC Sheriff Tiraspol (MDA) – Pyunik FA (ARM)
Referee: Andreas Ekberg (SWE, 1st Cat)
Assistant Referee 1: Mehmet Culum (SWE)
Assistant Referee 2: Niklas Nyberg (SWE)
Fourth Official: Kristoffer Karlsson (SWE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Ferenc Székely (HUN)
UEFA Delegate: Styrbjörn Oskarsson (FIN)
UEFA Referee Liaison Officer: Roman Jitari (MDA)