A Champions League final, a World Cup and the last match at the Parc des Princes to end an extraordinary career in 2022. Cyril Gringore hangs up the flag and leaves the stadiums through the very large door. An end to the journey that reflects his great career.
Cyril Gringore, 50, has an exceptional CV in the world of refereeing and in French football. From the Seine-Maritime District and the Normandy League, he is a member of FC Rouen. He started in 1990 in Doudeville as… central referee. He officiated in the District, then in the League, before becoming Federal in 2000. It was there that he opted for the position of assistant referee in 2002. He refereed in National from 2002 to 2004, then in Ligue 2 from 2004 to 2006. He reached the highest national level in 2006, becoming federal referee 1. He compiled 17 seasons in a row in Ligue 1 and was awarded the UNFP Trophy for the best assistant referee in Ligue 1 in 2021 and 2022.
Gringore began his international career with a youth match, Bulgaria - England, in 2007. He officiated his first Champions League group stage match on 2 October 2012, the day of his 40th birthday, during Spartak Moscow – Celtic. In 2015 and 2017, Cyril Gringore took part in the FIFA U-17 World Cups in Chile and India, respectively. Cyril Gringore became part of the historic trio he has formed with Clement Turpin and Nicolas Danos since 2016. Together they officiated at Euro 2016, World Cup 2018, Euro 2021, Europa League Final 2021, Champions League Final 2022, Club World Cup 2022 and World Cup 2022. Cyril Gringore bid farewell to the elite as assistant referee on 28 November 2022 during the Paris St. Germain – Strasbourg match, along with his friends and colleagues Clement Turpin and Nicolas Danos. Big career for a huge official at the service of the game and ambassador of French sport around the world. We will retain the passion, rigor, and simplicity of Cyril Gringore. On behalf of the referees: thank you, Cyril!