Danny Makkelie

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Danny Makkelie
Makkelie in 2021
Full name Danny Desmond Makkelie
Born (1983-01-28) 28 January 1983
Willemstad, Curaçao
Other occupation Police officer
Domestic
Years League Role
2009–present Eredivisie Referee
International
Years League Role
2011–present FIFA listed Referee

Danny Desmond Makkelie (born 28 January 1983) is a Dutch professional football referee. Besides refereeing he works as a police inspector in Rotterdam and as a referee coach for the Royal Dutch Football Association. He has been a FIFA listed referee since 2011.

Career

He took charge of the final of the 2012 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship as a UEFA Elite referee. On 18 August 2020, UEFA named 37-years old Makkelie as the referee for the 2020 UEFA Europa League Final between Sevilla and Inter Milan. Previously, he was an additional assistant referee in the 2018 UEFA Europa League Final. He also refereed the semifinal between Brazil's Palmeiras and Mexico's UANL in the 2020 FIFA Club World Cup in Qatar. Makkelie was selected as a referee for the UEFA Euro 2020, where he was in charge of two group stage matches, the R16 clash between England and Germany and the Wembley semi-final between England and Denmark. Danny Makkelie was also present as a referee during the 2022 FIFA World Cup in which he was the referee for two group stage matches.

In April 2024, Makkelie was selected to officiated at UEFA Euro 2024 in Germany.

Controversies

Makkelie was criticised for a decision in the Euro 2020 semi-final between England and Denmark. He awarded England a contentious penalty in extra time for a foul on Raheem Sterling. Makkelie's decision was backed by Roberto Rosetti, the chairman of the UEFA referees’ committee, who pointed out that the match VAR officials told Makkelie the penalty was "correct".

Video assistant refereeing

Makkelie was the video assistant referee in the 2016 FIFA Club World Cup Final, video assistant referee in the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup Final, video assistant referee in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Final, video assistant referee in the 2018 FIFA Club World Cup Final and video assistant referee in the 2019 UEFA Champions League Final. He was also video assistant referee during the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup in which he applied the new law changes in order to let penalties retaken in the FranceNigeria and JamaicaItaly matches.

See also

References

  1. ^ McGrath, Mike (7 July 2021). "Meet Danny Makkelie, the part-time police inspector and referee for England vs Denmark". The Telegraph. ISSN 0307-1235. Retrieved 25 July 2021.
  2. ^ WorldReferees. Biography of Danny Makkelie Archived 13 March 2018 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ "Referee team appointed for UEFA Europa League final". UEFA Official Site. 18 August 2020. Retrieved 18 August 2020.
  4. ^ "FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2020". FIFA Official Site. 7 February 2021. Archived from the original on 7 February 2021. Retrieved 7 February 2021.
  5. ^ "Referee teams for UEFA EURO 2024 appointed". uefa.com. Retrieved 23 April 2024.
  6. ^ "Danny Makkelie: The referee who made the biggest error of the season". Marca Official Site. 10 July 2021. Retrieved 10 July 2021.
  7. ^ "Danny Makkelie makes first contentious refereeing call of Euro 2020 in England's favour". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 25 July 2021.
  8. ^ Jackson, Jamie (14 July 2021). "Raheem Sterling and Jorginho decisions were right, insists Uefa's referee chief". Irish Times. Retrieved 31 July 2021.
  9. ^ "FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019 - Matches - Jamaica vs Italy". FIFA Official Site. 14 June 2019. Archived from the original on 9 July 2019. Retrieved 8 July 2021.
  10. ^ "FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019 - Matches - Nigeria vs France". FIFA Official Site. 17 June 2019. Archived from the original on 9 July 2019. Retrieved 8 July 2021.

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