UEFA Referees – Changes 2016/2017

Men

Retired from Elite Category: Carlos Velasco Carballo (ESP, photo).

Retired from First Category: Serge Gumienny (BEL), Marijo Strahonja (CRO), Alexandru Tudor (ROU).

Retired from Second Category: Cristian Balaj (ROU), Marcin Borski (POL), Antonio Damato (ITA), Fredy Fautrel (FRA), Richard Liesveld (NED), Steven McLean (SCO), Lee Probert (ENG), Padraigh Sutton (IRL).

New FIFA Referees promoted directly to Second Category:
Massimiliano Irrati (ITA), Francois Letexier (FRA), Jose Sanchez Martinez (ESP).

Retired/removed from Third Category: Ignasi Villamayor (AND).

New FIFA Referees entered in Third Category: Andi Koci (ALB), Omar Pashayev (AZE), Lawrence Wisser (BEL), Stefan Apostolov (BUL), Duje Strukan (CRO), Jason Barcelo (GIB), Luca Barbeno (SMR), Furkat Atazhanov (KAZ), Daniyar Sakhi (KAZ), Genc Nuza (KOS), Manfredas Lukjancukas (LTU), Ian McNabb (NIR), Keith Kennedy (NIR), Espen Eskas (NOR), Kai Steen (NOR), Krzysztof Jakubik (POL), Robert Hennessy (IRL), Horatiu Fesnic (ROU), George Gaman (ROU), Aleksei Matiunin (RUS), Donald Robertson (SCO), Aleksandar 
Vasic (SRB), Bojan Nikolic (SRB), Michal Ocenas (SVK), Rade Obrenovic (SVN), Halil Meler (TUR), Mykola Balakin (UKR), Iwan Griffith (WAL).

Women

Retired/removed from First Category: Rhona Daly (IRL), Marija Kurtes (GER), Sharon Sluyts (BEL).


Retired/removed from Second Category: Sabine Bonnin (FRA), Kseniya Goryacheva (RUS), Knarik Grigoryan (ARM), Gordana Kuzmanovic (SRB), Elia Martinez Martinez (ESP), Kateryna Zora (UKR).

Retired/removed from Third Category: Nadeshda Belcheva (BUL), Charlotte Carpenter (WAL), Valentina Garoffolo (ITA), Sibel Kolcak (TUR), Svetlana Patras (MDA), Liudmyla Telbukh (UKR), Bojana Tosic (BIH), Biljana Trifunovic (SRB), Ivana Vlaic (BIH).

New FIFA Referees entered in Third Category: Araksya Saribekyan (ARM), Irina Lyussina (BEL), Merima Celik (BIH), Tanja Racic (BIH), Hristiana Guteva (BUL), Lucie Sulcova (CZE), Tinna Christensen (DEN), Maria Martinez Madrona (ESP), Triinu Laos (EST), Solen Dallongeville (FRA), Karoline Wacker (GER), Valentina Finzi (ITA), Rasa Imanalijeva (LTU), Shona Shukrula (NED), Jelena Banjeglav (SRB), Marina Visnjic (SRB), Kristina Kazoroh (UKR), Kateryna Usova (UKR).

Futsal

Retired from Elite: Fernando Gutierrez Lumbreras (ESP).

Retired/removed from First Category: Viacheslav Daragan (UKR), Gabriel Gherman (ROU), Antonis Konstantinides (GRE), Dejan Nikolic (SVN), Zdenek Petr (CZE), Sebastian Stawicki (POL).

Retired/removed from Second Category: Ilya Akimtsev (RUS), Franco Cachia (MLT), Marian Gal (SVK), Fabio Gelonese (ITA), Gregor Kovacic (SVN), Robert Lenting (NED), Petar Mantev (MKD), Francisco Pena Diaz (ESP), Gavin Sartain (ENG), Borut Sivic (SVN), Sreten Vasic (SRB), Cédric Waroux (BEL).

New FIFA Referees entered in Second Category:
Javier Moreno Reina (ESP), David Urdanoz
Apezteguia (ESP).

Retired/removed from Third Category: Igor Babovic (SWE), Abdallah Benazzi (NED), Torbjorn Eidhammer (NOR), Khalil Huseyinli (AZE), Farid Islamov (AZE), Kaspars Kivliss (LVA), Konstantinos Koytsogianos (GRE), Ainar Kuusk (EST), Karel Linhart (CZE), Christophe Paitreault (FRA), Dragan Skakic (BIH), Zoran Sofrenic (BIH), Robertas Valikonis (LVA), Andri Vigfusson (ISL).

New FIFA Referees entered in Third Category: Hikmat Qafarli (AZE), Juan Boelen (BEL), Jan Kliner (CZE), David Nissen (DEN), Julien Lang (FRA), Aurelien Uzan (FRA), Ingo Heemsoth (GER), Jacob Pawlowski (GER), Zyl Sheriff (GIB), Antonios Adamopoulos (GRE), Oren Simanian (ISR), Olzhas Abrayev (KAZ), Besar Beqiri (KOS), Besart Ismajli (KOS), Sarunas Tamulynas (LTU), Eduards Fatkulins (LVA), Matthew Vella (MLT), Tom-Joran Henriksen (NOR), Slawomir Steczko (POL), Vlad Ciobanu (ROU), Daniele D’Adamo (SMR), Rastislav Behancin (SVK), Ales Mocnik (SVN), Dejan Veselic (SVN), Ademir Avdic (SWE), David Glavonjic (SWE), Yevhen Hordiienko (UKR), Carl Hughes (WAL).