Gottfried Dienst

1919 - 1998

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Gottfried Dienst (Basel, 9 September 1919 – Bern, 1 June 1998) was a Swiss association football referee. He was mostly known as the referee of the 1966 FIFA World Cup Final.Dienst is one of only four men to have twice refereed a European Cup final, which he did in 1961 and 1965, and one of only two (the other being the Italian Sergio Gonella) to have refereed both the European Championship and the World Cup finals. He refereed the original 1968 European Championship final, which ended in a 1–1 draw between Italy and Yugoslavia. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gottfried Dienst has received more than 58,040 page views. Her biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. Gottfried Dienst is the 2,009th most popular soccer player (down from 1,502nd in 2019), the 383rd most popular biography from Switzerland (down from 303rd in 2019) and the 15th most popular Swiss Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Gottfried Dienst ranks 2,009 out of 16,923Before her are John van 't Schip, Juan, Guillermo Ochoa, Branislav Ivanović, John Carew, and Riccardo Montolivo. After her are Leonardo Cilaurren, Fausto dos Santos, Bacary Sagna, Tomáš Pospíchal, Zoltán Halmay, and Aníbal Ciocca.

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Among people born in 1919, Gottfried Dienst ranks 215Before her are Åke Seyffarth, Juan Carlos Muñoz, Axel von dem Bussche, Delfo Cabrera, Nehemiah Persoff, and Jon Pertwee. After her are Eileen Heckart, Michel Déon, Clyde Cowan, Asbjørn Ruud, Frances Bay, and Jocelyn Brando. Among people deceased in 1998, Gottfried Dienst ranks 174Before her are Mikio Oda, Luis Cruz, Jafar Sharif-Emami, Josep Escolà, Kea Bouman, and Władysław Komar. After her are Johannes Kotkas, Anna Maria Ortese, Cesare Perdisa, Raquel Rastenni, Bella Abzug, and Odette Bancilhon.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Gottfried Dienst ranks 383 out of 749Before her are Casimir de Candolle (1836), Jakob Stämpfli (1820), Ernst Brenner (1856), Johann Jakob Breitinger (1701), Urs Widmer (1938), and Romain Grosjean (1986). After her are Otto Stich (1927), Hans Huber (1852), Lauro Amadò (1912), Robert Alt (1927), Nicolas Fuss (1755), and Numa Droz (1844).

Among SOCCER PLAYERS In Switzerland

Among soccer players born in Switzerland, Gottfried Dienst ranks 15Before her are Stephan Lichtsteiner (1984), Charles Antenen (1929), Stéphane Chapuisat (1969), Robert Ballaman (1926), Severino Minelli (1909), and Roger Vonlanthen (1930). After her are Lauro Amadò (1912), Luuk de Jong (1990), Roger Bocquet (1921), Thomas Bickel (1963), Alexander Frei (1979), and Anton Allemann (1936).