Nicola Rizzoli

1971 - Today

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Nicola Rizzoli (Italian pronunciation: [niˈkɔla ritˈtsɔli]; born 5 October 1971) is an Italian former football referee who refereed in the Italian Serie A from 2002 to 2017 and was a FIFA-listed referee from 2007 to 2017. He refereed the 2014 FIFA World Cup Final between Germany and Argentina on 13 July at the Estádio do Maracanã and the 2013 Champions League Final between Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich at Wembley Stadium. Rizzoli won seven consecutive AIC Serie A Referee of the Year Awards from 2011 to 2017. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nicola Rizzoli has received more than 267,171 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Nicola Rizzoli is the 10th most popular referee (down from 7th in 2019), the 2,768th most popular biography from Italy (down from 2,444th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Italian Referee.

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Among referees, Nicola Rizzoli ranks 10 out of 108Before him are Howard Webb, Romualdo Arppi Filho, Nicolae Rainea, Horacio Elizondo, Said Belqola, and Cüneyt Çakır. After him are Markus Merk, Jack Taylor, Björn Kuipers, Byron Moreno, Roberto Rosetti, and Arnaldo Cézar Coelho.

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Among people born in 1971, Nicola Rizzoli ranks 91Before him are Roberto de Assis Moreira, Antonios Nikopolidis, J. Y. Park, Theodoros Zagorakis, Francis Lawrence, and Luke Wilson. After him are Luca Badoer, Michael C. Hall, Matthew Vaughn, Johnny Knoxville, Eric Stonestreet, and Michael Adams.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Nicola Rizzoli ranks 2,768 out of 4,088Before him are Ulisse Dini (1845), Sergio Martino (1938), Paolo Sardi (1934), Cecco Angiolieri (1260), Giacomo Biffi (1928), and Mario David (1934). After him are Andrea Costa (1851), Maria Grazia Cucinotta (1968), Mario Cipollini (1967), Lilli Carati (1956), Giuseppe Rotunno (1923), and Primo Nebiolo (1923).

Among REFEREES In Italy

Among referees born in Italy, Nicola Rizzoli ranks 2Before him are Pierluigi Collina (1960). After him are Roberto Rosetti (1967), Gianluca Rocchi (1973), Pierluigi Pairetto (1952), Daniele Orsato (1975), and Paolo Tagliavento (1972).