Pedro Proenca of Portugal has been selected to referee the UEFA Euro 2012 final between Italy and Spain at the Olympic Stadium in Kyiv on Sunday (kick-off 20:45 CET). The appointment completes a memorable end to the season for the financial director from Pinhal Novo, who oversaw last month's UEFA Champions League showpiece in Munich, where Chelsea FC defeated Bayern Munchen on penalties. Sunday's fixture will be the 41-year-old's fourth of the tournament, having taken charge of two group stage matches – Spain's 4-0 victory against the Republic of Ireland on 14 June and Sweden's 2-0 defeat of France five days later – as well as the England-Italy quarter-final in the Ukrainian capital.
Pedro Proenca Oliveira will be assisted by countrymen Bertino Cunha Miranda and Ricardo Ferreira Santos, with Manuel Moreira De Sousa and Duarte Pereira Gomes acting as additional assistant referees. The fourth official will be Cuneyt Cakir and the reserve assistant referee Bahattin Duran, both from Turkey.
Proenca has been on the rise in European refereeing circles since handling the UEFA European Under-19 Championship final in 2004. Promoted to UEFA's Elite category at the start of 2009/10, he was in the middle for four games in that season's UEFA Champions League, five in the 2010/11 edition and six this term, culminating in the Fussball Arena Munchen decider on 19 May 2012.
1 July 2012 Spain – Italy
Referee: Pedro Proenca (POR, photo)
Assistant Referee 1: Bertino Miranda (POR)
Assistant Referee 2: Ricardo Santos (POR)
Additional AR 1: Manuel De Sousa (POR)
Additional AR 2: Duarte Gomes (POR)
Fourth Official: Cuneyt Cakir (TUR)
Reserve AR: Bahattin Duran (TUR)
Referee Observer: David Elleray (ENG)