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Sandro Ricci

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Sandro Meira Ricci (born 19 November 1974) is a retired Brazilian football referee and currently serves as the Manager of Senior Referees for PRO. He refereed at 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, beginning with the match between Ecuador and Paraguay on 26 March 2013.In March 2013, FIFA added Ricci to its list of candidate referees for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.Ricci was the Brazilian referee at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, along with assistant referees Emerson de Carvalho and Marcelo Van Gasse. During his debut match France-Honduras, which was played on 15 June 2014, he was the first referee in the world to validate a goal by means of the newly introduced goal line technology. He was selected once again to be the Brazilian referee at the 2018 FIFA World Cup on Russia. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sandro Ricci has received more than 80,450 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Sandro Ricci is the 56th most popular referee (up from 59th in 2019), the 859th most popular biography from Brazil (up from 877th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Brazilian Referee.

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  • 24

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  • 2.76

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Among referees, Sandro Ricci ranks 56 out of 107Before him are Khalil Al Ghamdi, Martin Atkinson, Szymon Marciniak, Martin Hansson, Graham Poll, and Nawaf Shukralla. After him are Janny Sikazwe, Stéphane Lannoy, Alberto Undiano Mallenco, Danny Makkelie, Mark Clattenburg, and Carlos Eugênio Simon.

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Among people born in 1974, Sandro Ricci ranks 335Before him are Lukas Ridgeston, Elvir Baljić, Chris Messina, Koji Murofushi, David Foenkinos, and Iratxe García. After him are Eason Chan, Sofia Polgár, Tadahiro Nomura, Tony Kanaan, Charlie Yeung, and Simon Rex.

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In Brazil

Among people born in Brazil, Sandro Ricci ranks 859 out of 2,067Before him are Tarso Marques (1976), Helton Arruda (1978), Carlos Alberto Santos (1960), Felipe Augusto de Almeida Monteiro (1989), Juan Jesus (1991), and Milton Cruz (1957). After him are Marcelo Bordon (1976), Zizinho (1962), Edevaldo de Freitas (1958), Robson da Silva (1964), Tony Kanaan (1974), and Alcindo Sartori (1967).

Among REFEREES In Brazil

Among referees born in Brazil, Sandro Ricci ranks 3Before him are Romualdo Arppi Filho (1939) and Arnaldo Cézar Coelho (1943). After him are Carlos Eugênio Simon (1965).