Irfan Peljto

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Irfan Peljto
Peljto in 2021
Born (1984-07-18) 18 July 1984
Sarajevo, SR Bosnia and Herzegovina, SFR Yugoslavia
Years League Role
2013– Bosnian Premier League Referee
Years League Role
2015– FIFA listed Referee
2023– UEFA Elite Referee

Irfan Peljto (born 18 July 1984) is a Bosnian professional football referee who officiates primarily in the Bosnian Premier League. He has been a FIFA referee since 2015, and is ranked as a UEFA elite category referee.

Peljto is the only Bosnian referee to have officiated any UEFA Champions League group stage or knockout phase match.

Refereeing career

In 2013, Peljto began officiating in the Bosnian Premier League. His first match as referee was on 27 July 2013 between Rudar Prijedor and Radnik Bijeljina. In 2015, he was put on the FIFA referees list. He officiated his first senior international match on 8 June 2019 between Belgium and Kazakhstan.

On 24 November 2021, Peljto officiated his first UEFA Champions League group stage match between Beşiktaş and Ajax, becoming the first referee from Bosnia and Herzegovina to officiate a UEFA Champions League match. He officiated his first ever Champions League knockout phase game between RB Leipzig and Real Madrid on 13 February 2024.


  1. ^ "Referees by Association: Bosnia and Herzegovina". Fédération Internationale de Football Association. Archived from the original on 12 September 2015. Retrieved 18 December 2019.
  2. ^ "Bosnia-Herzegovina » Premier Liga 2013/2014 » 1. Round » FK Rudar – Radnik Bijeljina 1:1". Archived from the original on 18 December 2019. Retrieved 18 December 2019.
  3. ^ H.H. (24 November 2021). "Peljto na debiju u Ligi prvaka uz pomoć VAR-a dosudio penal, Bešiktaš ponovo izgubio" (in Bosnian). Archived from the original on 25 November 2021. Retrieved 24 November 2021.
  4. ^ E. Škorić (13 February 2024). "Paklen meč za bh. sudije: Real sjajnim golom Diaza do pobjede u Leipzigu, ali junak je Ukrajinac" (in Bosnian). Retrieved 13 February 2024.

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