UEFA Europa League Final 2018: Kuipers (NED)

The UEFA Referees Committee has announced that Dutch official Björn Kuipers will referee the 2018 UEFA Europa League final between Marseille and Atlético Madrid on 16 May. The game takes place at Stade de Lyon. This will be Kuipers' second UEFA Europa League final assignment, having also been in charge of the 2013 showpiece between Chelsea and Benfica. The 45-year-old, who has been an international referee since 2006, also officiated the 2014 UEFA Champions League final involving Real Madrid and Atlético. He has been the man in the middle for three UEFA Champions League matches this season.


16 May 2018
Olympique de Marseille – Atlético de Madrid
Referee: Björn Kuipers (NED)
Assistant Referee 1: Sander van Roekel (NED)
Assistant Referee 2: Erwin Zeinstra (NED)
Additional AR 1: Danny Makkelie (NED)
Additional AR 2: Pol van Boekel (NED)
Fourth Official: Szymon Marciniak (POL)
Reserve AR: Mario Diks (NED)

Referee Observer: Nikolai Levnikov (RUS)

Previous UEFA Europa League final referees
2010 Atlético - Fulham 2-1 Nicola Rizzoli (ITA)
2011 Porto - Braga 1-0 Carlos Velasco Carballo (ESP)
2012 Atlético - Athletic 3-0 Wolfgang Stark (GER)
2013 Benfica - Chelsea 1-2 Björn Kuipers (NED)
2014 Sevilla - Benfica 4-2 Felix Brych (GER)
2015 Dnipro - Sevilla 2-3 Martin Atkinson (ENG)
2016 Liverpool - Sevilla 1-3 Jonas Eriksson (SWE)
2017 Ajax - Manchester United 0-2 Damir Skomina (SVN)