Why Pierluigi Collina is the most LEGENDARY Referee in Football

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When you say referee, the first association for most people will be a bald-headed tall man with a strong look in his eyes from Italy.
And his name is Pierluigi Collina.
But, how did he reach such a legendary status that no referee until or since him even touched?
Well, it’s a long story.
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Stevie P
Stevie P 3 жыл бұрын
What made him so special and legendary was...he was a bloody good referee...!!!
marija jovanović
marija jovanović 3 жыл бұрын
Lee Walter
Lee Walter 3 жыл бұрын
Glad I stopped here to watch this video...worth it. Thanks for posting it.
nas3nce 3 жыл бұрын
he one time gave him self a yellow card for touching the ball on accident
Gabriele Mariotti
Gabriele Mariotti 3 жыл бұрын
@GOALSIDE! Did you say GALZIOPOLY????? pronunciation are important buddy!!!
Felipe Santos
Felipe Santos 2 жыл бұрын
Becoming a superstar as a referee is nuts, true legend.
Mow Vu
Mow Vu 9 ай бұрын
at the time as well. it was unknown. the man's a legend and seemed to referee every single great match that went in my team's favour lol
Jabin 9 ай бұрын
The main part of noticing him for me was when he raged at a player (I forgot which match that was)
Axhel 2 жыл бұрын
during the 90s, Collina was called to referee a very difficult match in Serie B (Italy's 2nd Division), between Foggia and Bari, which fans are enemies. At the beginning of the second half, after the two teams exchanged their sides as it is normally done in football, however, the Foggia's fans (whose stand was therefore just behind Bari's goalkeeper) started to launch objects directed to the goalkeeper of Bari, making impossible for the match to continue. Thus, Collina decided to invert again the team's sides on the pitch, returning to the ones of the first half, making the match continue. Collina was so charismatic that he himself could decide the rules
David Shahu
David Shahu 2 жыл бұрын
Collina doesn’t follow the rules, the rules follow him.
T8 Spy
T8 Spy 2 жыл бұрын
That's actually very smart. No ref would have the balls to do that now
bla bla
bla bla 2 жыл бұрын
@T8 Spy many of them would (I could bet money on Bjorn Kuipers), but probably the rules have become more strict nowadays, and referees don't get a lot of lenience in their officiating anymore. Although, had Collina still refereed today I think he would get lenience of his own and neither UEFA, FIFA, or the Italian Football Federation could do anything about it. And I'd love it :)
Chiemeka Nwaogwugwu
Chiemeka Nwaogwugwu Жыл бұрын
@bla bla I couldn't agree more! I also heard a story (though I don't believe it's true) that Collina actually booked one of his assistant refs in a game for failing to correctly call an offside because it was clear to everyone else except the assistant in question. I haven't been able to verify that story, but if it did happen, I wouldn't be surprised because that's just Collina - the rules actually follow him, not the other way around.
bla bla
bla bla Жыл бұрын
@Chiemeka Nwaogwugwu lulz I actually wouldn't be surprised if he did that :)
Christian Andersen
Christian Andersen 3 жыл бұрын
You know you’re corrupt to the bones when you demand punishment for someone being “too objective”. Pierluigi Collina is a legend!
Very Cute Noob
Very Cute Noob 3 жыл бұрын
damn hate when that happens
MeTooThanks 3 жыл бұрын
I think it was meant as a compliment not a real criticism but carry on
PaOlO MaRiA 3 жыл бұрын
Christian Andersen except for the fact that this never happened. Collina was in a scandal for not stopping a game in really impossible weather conditions. Juventus for that lost a title (this before calciopoli scandal) and blamed Collina joking on the reasons he pulled out to justify his decision for letting play such a match. Americans always like to bend the reality to make their story much fascinating for the audience... Americanos by Holly Johnson best song on USA ever
PaOlO MaRiA 3 жыл бұрын
Deinos30 I guess you can only insult not knowing how to have a civil and respectful confrontation. I cited facts (Perugia Juve happened and can be found on the net), so, if you are simply insulting with no points, I’m ok with stopping this useless conversation
twisterwiper 2 жыл бұрын
He had the eye of an eagle. He would spot things that it would take three different VAR angles to catch today. A legend.
lolbit bot
lolbit bot 10 ай бұрын
there's a bald eagle joke in here somewhere
twisterwiper 10 ай бұрын
@lolbit bot Lol, good one 😄👍🏻
- Conget -
- Conget - 5 ай бұрын
Plot twist: You think its VAR and goal line technology, but it was actually collina who they were calling. The so called VAR is just a telephone calling him and a playback of the recorded video
Clienty 3 жыл бұрын
This guy doesn't even need to show a red card, the player leaves on his own.
Neo-R. The Red Lightning
Neo-R. The Red Lightning 3 жыл бұрын
Even if he had to show you the yellow or red card. you were thinking he was giving you a flower 😁
Get Relaxed
Get Relaxed 3 жыл бұрын
True as fuck 😂😂😂😂😂
Tommy Spadaccini
Tommy Spadaccini 3 жыл бұрын
yannick willems
yannick willems 3 жыл бұрын
Kevin Kutnjak
Kevin Kutnjak 3 жыл бұрын
Matko Doris
Matko Doris 2 жыл бұрын
Collina used the "advantage rule" beautifully and that encouraged free flowing football. He did make mistakes, not all his decisions were perfect but the quality of his refereeing was, overall, sublime. The entertainment value of a match was increased by some 10-20% every time he was in charge.
PvMhijden 2 жыл бұрын
we are all humans, humans are not perfect and we make mistakes. free flowing football is something i encourage and try to achieve when i ref a match myself. but holy fuck i don't think we'll ever see a ref like collina again.
Matko Doris
Matko Doris 2 жыл бұрын
@PvMhijden Yes, the guy was great, precise and balanced, he made football better.
Nicholas James Rodriguez-Herrera-O'Rourke
Nicholas James Rodriguez-Herrera-O'Rourke 2 жыл бұрын
Collina would have loved the Premier league with it's free flowing attacking football!
GenieStream 2 жыл бұрын
i fully agree. He used the advantage the way it's supposed to be used
H Sandev
H Sandev 2 жыл бұрын
If the preparations before the game were correct statements, then his "mistake" decisions mightve been correct actually. Dude prolly knew at what part of the field he can do this and that to keep the game clean and flowing.
Atlantic 3 жыл бұрын
The best ref I’ve ever witnessed on the pitch, better than VAR.
carlos 3 жыл бұрын
@Big Milker even mustafi?!?
Leo Chen
Leo Chen 3 жыл бұрын
@carlos even Phil Jones
Festus Enabulele
Festus Enabulele 3 жыл бұрын
That's right bro
Nick Moreno
Nick Moreno 3 жыл бұрын
He made the most devestating mistake for me as fan, giving England a penalty in 2002 when OWen dived but he is still my all time fav referee.
Lost 2 жыл бұрын
“Lost all his hair” Well I’m sure glad he didn’t decide to one punch any players
Walterino 2 жыл бұрын
omg youre right.
marco hueber
marco hueber 2 жыл бұрын
He one carded them :P
snakers83 2 жыл бұрын
i see what u did there
JHWH 2 жыл бұрын
@snakers83 I don't can you explain?
snakers83 2 жыл бұрын
@JHWH it's a reference to Saitama, the main chat of OnePunchMan (manga/anime)
Colloquial Soliloquy
Colloquial Soliloquy 2 жыл бұрын
My favourite Collina moment,is when Roy Keane got clattered by a Rangers player,Keane stood up,and Collina was like "Roy calm down" and Keane actually listened. Ultimate respect.
pandan leaves
pandan leaves 2 жыл бұрын
Collina was so intimidating, I remember watched him refereeing serie a italia matches in the 90s, and he was so villainous shouted at players who fought or cheated. He wasn't afraid of any bad/angry players nor italian gangsters who wanted to manipulate the league. I understand why they hated him for being too honest. Football hero who doesn't play football
Rob Voncken
Rob Voncken 3 жыл бұрын
This guy was legend if he would have been chosen to referee a world cup final including Italy, i do not think anyone would ahve objected
Manny 3 жыл бұрын
zeker! without a doubt.
Iliya Nenkov
Iliya Nenkov 3 жыл бұрын
@Manny Nederlander? :D
Manny 3 жыл бұрын
@Iliya Nenkov je weet zelluuf ;)
CoherentChimp 3 жыл бұрын
I would have. And the opposition in the final would quite correctly have objected. And their fans.
goku 3 жыл бұрын
lol you're mad.
Incog2k6 2 жыл бұрын
People love arguing and disagreeing about who the best strikers, midfielders, defenders or goalkeepers of all-time are, but when it comes to referees, Collina is the objectively correct answer.
kipp 2 жыл бұрын
He had total respect from fans and players and basically wrote the book on what a pro ref should be. And he had the best death stare ever ☠️🤣
Joel Huckle
Joel Huckle Жыл бұрын
He is almost the “too objectively correct” answer 😂 The guy is a legend. You are spot on mate.
Petar Donchev
Petar Donchev 2 жыл бұрын
I rarely see acknowledgement of his remarkable physique. That man was running more than most players on the field. Always near the ball, always anticipating where it will be.
Omakoma 2 жыл бұрын
Just what I thought. And he was damn fast :D
Dércio Bene
Dércio Bene 2 жыл бұрын
He was one of those referees that would just look at a player and he would behave properly. His presence in the field was very much felt. No one would dare push him around the way CR7 does to some referees nowadays
Mensah adu
Mensah adu 2 жыл бұрын
U dare not!
I'm Groot!
I'm Groot! 9 ай бұрын
@Mensah adu not what
Pandaman 6 ай бұрын
Which says a lot since he had to deal with players in an era, where basically everyone had an overly inflated sense of masculinity and ego.
ErKa ScaZuchi
ErKa ScaZuchi 3 жыл бұрын
*Current Player :* I didn't do that! *Current Referee :* Nah, you can't lie. VAR proves everything! *Ancient Player :* I didn't do that! *Collina :* I saw that!
T8 Spy
T8 Spy 2 жыл бұрын
Bawamba 2 жыл бұрын
Collina has the eye of illuminati and LOTR at the same time
Wiras Adi
Wiras Adi Жыл бұрын
Ancient player: I didn’t do that Collina: Yes you did that Ancient player: I did that
nictheperson Жыл бұрын
If he's ancient everyone is a dinosaur
Subham Satya Prakash
Subham Satya Prakash Жыл бұрын
The fact you call them ancient 😹
Chukwuma Moghalu
Chukwuma Moghalu 2 жыл бұрын
The only Referee whose image was used as a cover for a football video game on PlayStation 2. Absolute legend. My dad bought that game for me, on the case of Pro Evolution Soccer 3 his image was used on the cover. His image alone was in front , no top football player or regular football player, ' his image alone graced the cover of that video game. If that's not legendary, tell me what is.
Iain Smith
Iain Smith 3 жыл бұрын
When this guy was on the pitch, you knew it was going to be a fair game, absolute legend
γιωργος Ανωνυμος
γιωργος Ανωνυμος 2 жыл бұрын
he was an worldwide football icon.. unsurpassed... thank you mr Colina for your contribution
Stuart Coupe
Stuart Coupe 3 жыл бұрын
I remember him back in the 90’s. He was: fit - kept up with play , took no nonsense , was often very accurate and right. Players knew where they stood; those that tried to trick him regretted it.
Garfield Smith
Garfield Smith 3 жыл бұрын
"Firm, but fair" is a good way to describe him. He has earned the honors bestowed on him.
Cliff Nunez
Cliff Nunez 2 жыл бұрын
Anyone who has seen him officiate knows he's all business. A true gentleman on the pitch. We used to go around screaming "Collina!" when we would call a free kick to let the others know we were right.
Tobias Meyer
Tobias Meyer 3 ай бұрын
A true legend, i loved him back in the days. And the shirt swap with Beckham (just learned it today) makes him even more epic.
Let's Know It
Let's Know It 9 ай бұрын
The Most Feared, Loved, and Respected Referee in The History of Football. when we don’t needed VAR. A wonderful quote from him, and I paraphrase: I'm not there to call fouls, I'm there to facilitate the creativity of the game.
SNP1999🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 2 жыл бұрын
That man was absolutely brilliant as a referee! None were better before, none have been better since. He is truly a football legend.
Blu0 Blu0
Blu0 Blu0 3 жыл бұрын
I literaly can not remember a single situation where he was wrong. No foul unpunished and game situation ruined, just excellent work from this legend
Don 9 ай бұрын
His presence at the 2002 World Cup final made it all the more memorable
Free Like Summer
Free Like Summer 3 жыл бұрын
Man, I'm 31 y.o. and I've watched dozens of matches with this guy. He just had that aura, commanding respect. And I think I never caught him making a mistake.
frank fernandez
frank fernandez 4 ай бұрын
A true legend, when he was on the field you knew game was going to be clean and there wasn't any doubt about his calls. Plus he was able to put every player on their spot. Not like CR7 pushing refs around 😂
The Firm
The Firm 9 ай бұрын
Legend! He was the go to guy in football refereeing. The difficult matches. The controversial matches. You knew the game was in safe hands. One ref I never had a bad thing to say about. Pure legend. ❤
Scott Bert
Scott Bert 2 жыл бұрын
He was hands down the best. He really added a lot to a match and I really miss him.
Dimitar Vokata
Dimitar Vokata 2 жыл бұрын
What a legend he was. Every time you see him as a referee in a match, you know that its gonna be a good game!
Just hearing his name gives me goosebumps, a real legend. I used to like him very much because no matter what decision he took no player could flinch on it.
Ilan Shachar
Ilan Shachar 3 жыл бұрын
And because invariably, any decision was ultimately confirmed by replays. The man was incredibly accurate.
Tony o farrell
Tony o farrell 3 жыл бұрын
@Ilan Shachar ask Chelsea about his lack of impartiality when he cheated Chelsea ,the guy was a crook ,its why he retired
TheTallRaver 2 жыл бұрын
A truly legendary figure in footbal! And a story well-told!👏👏👏
GoU SriRaChA
GoU SriRaChA 3 жыл бұрын
I never knew his name but I always recognized him in matches, he was truly an amazing referee!!
Michael Hill
Michael Hill 2 жыл бұрын
There never has been and never will be a finer referee, total legend.
frukk0 3 жыл бұрын
Such a charismatic referee. He was a step higher than anyone else. Grande Pierluigi
Paralytic Angel
Paralytic Angel 2 жыл бұрын
I loved him since I saw him. He was a really gentle but authoritarian referee. All referees should be targeting his appearance. Definitely by far the best referee mankind has bring forth.^^
trfma Murphy
trfma Murphy 3 жыл бұрын
imo PL Collina is the best by a country mile of the modern day football referees. He puts the rest to shame. The game needs more referees like this charming man.
Pandaman 6 ай бұрын
Charming? Can't tell. Charismatic? Absolutely.
wildwalkeruk 3 жыл бұрын
As an England fan, I was always happy when Collina was the ref, you knew that both sides would get a totally fair game that day.
Elisha Oluwafemi
Elisha Oluwafemi 3 жыл бұрын
I thought reference would be made to Atlanta 96 Football finals between Nigeria and Argentina, which Nigeria won. The winning goal was a classic but somehow controversial goal. Colina's ingenuity to ratify the goal, though unprecedented, improved his resume greatly. He's adjudged the fairest referee on the field of play to date.
Chiemeka Nwaogwugwu
Chiemeka Nwaogwugwu Жыл бұрын
The replays showed that he was right. Amuneke, who scored the goal, was not the one offside and the replays confirmed it.
falsemcnuggethope 9 ай бұрын
I just watched clips of that game and he gave a really easy penalty when Ortega fell for nothing and then again a booking when a sliding tackle hit the ball instead of Ortega who fell. I'm glad there's VAR now for the penalties, although that's not yet working perfectly either. And by the way, it's the assistant referee who flags the offsides, the referee is unable to know if something is an offside or not themselves. In that case, it must have been difficult for the assistant as well, as there were many players standing between him and the players that mattered.
MaxLol 9 ай бұрын
Very strict yet very fair referee he will always be the best referee ever
kWh[Y] 3 жыл бұрын
Bring him in Real Madrid's matches, Ramos will no longer exist.
Vipul Padghan
Vipul Padghan 3 жыл бұрын
Bring him to Barcelona games, Barca wouldn't be able to buy him.
배주현임윤아 3 жыл бұрын
@Vipul Padghan Barcelona will lose 3-0 because 5 player will get red card because of diving lol..
GoodGuyBolt 3 жыл бұрын
Saravuth Seng and Madrid would win cuz we’re getting robbed constantly
Kz 3 жыл бұрын
배주현임윤아 i think more like a madrid thing, REMBER SUPERCOPA FINAL Cheatvarde
Sathvik Jami
Sathvik Jami 3 жыл бұрын
kenil bharwad you wouldn’t do the same thing? He sacrificed himself for the team so they could win.
Seun T Reacts
Seun T Reacts 3 жыл бұрын
So, that's his name! I have been looking for videos on this man since 1998 and especially since the 2002 World cup. I hated him for a little while after Brazil beat Germany cos if he wasn't too strict Germany would have won in the finals. But after the match, I found that I missed his strictness cos most other referees seemed scared to make decisions. Legend! For this, you have earned my subscription. This is information worth its name.
MMortal 3 жыл бұрын
What a man! Instead of quitting on a dream that takes too long to accomplish. He still believe in football and made an impact in the field 🔥 what a man!
Al Kaholic
Al Kaholic 8 ай бұрын
i was hoping for more of a technical breakdown of the specific actions that made him so good
Charlie DeKlerk
Charlie DeKlerk 3 жыл бұрын
He truly is the best of the best! An absolutely amazing referee!
Kani Fuker
Kani Fuker 2 жыл бұрын
He is the reason the games he refereed were better. He let the games flow, an absolute legend and No.1 ever.
Rabin 3 жыл бұрын
*When his mother was 9 months pregnant he showed himself a red card*
goku 3 жыл бұрын
Jayesh Matkar
Jayesh Matkar 3 жыл бұрын
Damn boi
Toby V
Toby V 3 жыл бұрын
Why? Because he gave himself an illness?
Gallubja .1
Gallubja .1 3 жыл бұрын
@Toby V to be sent off
fung fung
fung fung 3 жыл бұрын
hahaha you make my day! :D
supafrancis 3 жыл бұрын
Of corse he's a legend.. Not only was he the best ref in the world but also stole the show by playing unforgetable roles in movies such as Mad Max and Wierd Science
Kevin Grant
Kevin Grant 3 жыл бұрын
The best ref in the world ever, he should be teaching refereeing all over the world,there are so many poor power hungry little Hitler's out there,this man never lost control in game, 5 star ⭐
Muroo Kim
Muroo Kim 3 жыл бұрын
Well said.
Shayak 3 жыл бұрын
@Kclassy8 real cheap move
Kclassy8 3 жыл бұрын
@Shayak it worked :)
Heung-min Son
Heung-min Son 3 жыл бұрын
@Kclassy8 lmao before i was watching godlynoob coincidence
LuchoGonzealaise 2 жыл бұрын
I think we can't judge Collina's ability to referee and say if he was or not the GOAT. The only thing I can say is that he's been a brilliant communicator in terms of marketing, he knew he had an easily identifiable face and even used it to sell his presence on a video game cover. It was a time when players were at their peak in terms of marketing, I think, with all the all stars Nike and Adidas ads, the rise of PES and FIFA as products bought worldwide. And in a way, the FIFA and the Board also needed a recognizable character as a referee and Collina fell right in time. He was everywhere so it makes it hard to have an objective view on his refereeing level. He was certainly the most charismatic ever but it doesn't mean there haven't been some others great referees who were more discreet.
Gregobars 3 жыл бұрын
I think the moral of this story is that it doesn't matter what you do for a living, instead it matters how well you do it. It doesn't matter whether you're a chef, an actor, a builder or a lawyer, if you do it well enough, you will be respected and widely-known.
G M Жыл бұрын
Well said, he is in a profession where it is common place for all obscenities and disrespect to be dished out from players and fans with ref intimidation at the forefront. He puts on a great war face and calls it with self assurance. The fact so many respect him for his skill and command over the players speaks greater than a Shakespear monalogue of the man.
Gregobars Жыл бұрын
@G M very good point
Stefany Llibre
Stefany Llibre 11 ай бұрын
elena🐺 9 ай бұрын
I remember him, he was the best ref in the world, there will be no other ref like him again.
Thoughts 2 жыл бұрын
This man is so legendary that even I and after 30 years of watching football he is the only referee who I know his name.
Nosferatu Castle
Nosferatu Castle 2 жыл бұрын
The best referee ever to grace a football field, Collina is a legend.
Peter Green
Peter Green 3 жыл бұрын
He was THE MAN! A brilliant referee. Fair and observant. Kept up with the play and no one gave him any shit. He got the biggest games because he was so good at the job. Simple as. Pity there aren't more like him.
Indigenous Unite
Indigenous Unite 2 жыл бұрын
I've never seen Collina make mistakes or get overly emotional. He's not only the GOAT of referees he's also the least controversial. He's a rugby referee in football.
Gentleman Jim
Gentleman Jim 2 жыл бұрын
He made terrible, terrible mistakes that cost the Czechs games against the Netherlands at Euro 2000, and then again in 2004, where he did not give a clear penalty for the Czechs against the Greeks in the semi-final (while giving the Dutch a nonsensical penalty in the 89th minute which gave them a 1-0 victory). So he is very disliked in the country. He certainly made mistakes.
Chiemeka Nwaogwugwu
Chiemeka Nwaogwugwu Жыл бұрын
@Gentleman Jim that shows that he's human after all. But most of the time he got it right and took no nonsense! That's why he's a legend.
Artur Grodzicki
Artur Grodzicki 3 ай бұрын
@Chiemeka Nwaogwugwu he made just about as many mistakes as other refs at his level. His popularity comes from his appearance and persona he employed, not his alleged infallibility.
Adam Buglyo
Adam Buglyo 4 ай бұрын
Wonderful video you put together! I grew up to watching him on the pitch was great hearing about his life
NIDELLANEUM 3 жыл бұрын
I remember when, in 2005, the football federation made it a huge deal that he was going to retire due to his age, so they extended his activity for one year just to give him the chance to be at the 2006 World Cup. And then a huge Scandal at the beginning of the season happened because he appeared in a commercial for one of AC Milan's sponsors so he retired anyway. On the other hand, at least he retired just before Calciopoli.
biza 9 ай бұрын
Wenn taking into consideration that he was insanely objective and that no Turkish team never lost under him... 🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷
8J1l20 2 жыл бұрын
Absolute gentleman on and off the pitch, best referee ever .
TrainerAQ 9 ай бұрын
Dang! It would have been amazing to see him on the pitch. I wonder if there will ever be another referee like him again
Mitama 2 жыл бұрын
I loved collina because it was so much fun watching him on the green and the fact when ever a player was thinking that he never remember a referee, after a game with collina he definetely remember collina
William Bailey
William Bailey 2 жыл бұрын
Thank you for your dedication Mr. Collina for your integrity. I enjoyed the way you kept the matches honest!
Fatih Akmese
Fatih Akmese 3 жыл бұрын
He is a legend in Turkey not because Turkish clubs or national team did not loose while he is in charge. Because most of our clubs and our national team suffered so much in European Tournaments in the hands of refs so Turkish people started thinking that Europeans hating Turks so their refs are biased against Turkish teams. But here comes Collina. With Collina we know that we will be on equal grounds with our opponents. This gave Turkish teams additional motivation. When it is announced Collina will be ref in our matches Turkish people went crazy with joy. He is embodiment of justice for us.
I G 3 жыл бұрын
Simply because Collina was fair my friend, he truly was fair in his approach and decisions.
Fatih Akmese
Fatih Akmese 3 жыл бұрын
Man on phone I think i did not express myself clearly. Sorry for my English. The issue in almost every competition for Turkish teams regardless of the opponent refs was favoring the opponents of Turkish teams. Turkish people thinks that all Refs having European nationals was biased to Turkish teams. But this idea changed with Collina. Collina being Italian citizen was not favoring opponents of Turkish teams nor the Turkish teams. So Turkish fans started thinking that only ref that fair and just in all of europe was Collina. Collina is the mind-changer for Turkish people. Turks started to understand that it is not because of nationality it is due to incompetency of refs. Referees often affected from fans or names of big clubs from Spanish, English, German sides. Collina was so good that nothing can affect him. So small clubs from Turkey etc. can stand against big clubs. For example Markus Merk is also one of the famous and respectful ref but there was a match of Galatasaray against Barcelona in Nou Camp in 2001. Gala was 2-0 ahead but suddenly Markus Merk came to scene and Match concluded with 2-2. Watch that match it is available in youtube. What you will think if you are a Turkish fan. One of the biggest name as ref is doing so much mistakes in one much you will start thinking he wanted to Barca to win. But we never had this experience with Collina. And by the time passed we started to understand that it is not because we are Turkish they are italian etc. Big clubs and their fans can affect Incompetent refs. even Refs having big names and fame such as Anders Frisk, Markus Merk etc. often protects teams like Barcelona, Real Madrid, Man Utd., Bayern Munich etc.
Fatih Akmese
Fatih Akmese 3 жыл бұрын
A T because you need us to seem as not racist. It suits you to look like you are humanist and accepting every culture and nation meantime it is suits us to seem as a country has close ties with West. Win and win. By the way western part of Turkey is part of Europe geographically but why Israel also a part of UEFA? Or Armenia, Georgia, Azerbeijcan. Most importantly why Kazakhstan? Is it because big LNG in Kazakhstan or Turkey being more contributable to UEFA in financial way from all Balkan countries combined? Money my friend money. Do you understand now?
Neil Whitaker
Neil Whitaker 3 жыл бұрын
@A T That is irrelevant to what the original poster is saying. He is saying there was a perceived bias in Turkey about referees in European competition. Whether there was or not I don't know. A lot of places and supporters think refs are bias against them. Perhaps there is some truth to what he says? I don't know but there is truth when he says Turkish people liked him because they perceived him to be fair.
derkaiser420 3 жыл бұрын
I like this video. I started watching football in the early 2000s (I am American so don't hate me for it) but I remember him as the best referee. I was always hoping to him to referee in the CL and international matches. I think only Howard Webb was at his level. I hope he is doing well in retirement.
Tamer Akkaya
Tamer Akkaya 3 жыл бұрын
His magic was the trust he put on people. So we thought that we kept hope to win the match, because he was directing all on the pitch
Jakob1990#DK 9 ай бұрын
Yes !!! He was the best referee ever 💪🏾 And by the fact, the most legendary CL final was Ac Milan vs Liverpool 😉
Salamis Famagusta
Salamis Famagusta 2 жыл бұрын
The players always know how far they can push a ref and of course they knew that Colina was not for pushing at all,he only had to look at them and that was enough.Great person and great ref.
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official LiiiFESTYLEXCLUSiiiVE the record label Ай бұрын
He is an inspiration to all who look different from the others.
Brian Harkin
Brian Harkin 3 жыл бұрын
I always notices when he was on the field and I was watching a game he always demanded respect. He always was calm and sure of himself. An absolute great referee. He is missed in the game.
Nonda 3 жыл бұрын
He is a legend in Turkey and people saw him as a lucky charm, Gala and the National team or ant Turkish team never ever lost a single match when he was the referee. Guess they had the secure feeling that he will be fair and objective anyway. They defeated the very top teams in that period and Gala won the Uefa and Super Cup (1996-2002 golden era which led also to bronze medal at world cup 2002) but he did only one time a mistake which he later admitted, in 99 germany-turkey in munich, after turkey had won the first match 1:0, turkey had a great oppurtunity to take the lead in the away match, but he gave offside and the match ended goalless. Other than that he was almost flawless and had the best referee aura and personality ever.
aSh drAvEn crOw
aSh drAvEn crOw 3 жыл бұрын
Arguably the greatest football referee ever!
Iceman 9 ай бұрын
Pierluigi Collina is a man of focus, commitment and sheer will things you sadly know very little of..
علمني اب - 3alemneUP
علمني اب - 3alemneUP 3 жыл бұрын
There was another great referee from Africa who is Said Belkola. He was the referee of the 1998 World Cup final between France and Brazil.
Thomas Dator
Thomas Dator Жыл бұрын
These are the people we need to be VARs, too old to do all the running around that comes with officiating but with all that experience. having someone like Collina be that extra pair of eyes would be a lot better than having current officials do it
Rockstarfrom1989 2 жыл бұрын
Hee was the best referee ever. Since he retired there's never been a referee as good as he.
Jonny Jägerholt
Jonny Jägerholt 3 жыл бұрын
He had a good eye and always commanded respect, which is why he is the greatest referee of all time
Felix Tag
Felix Tag 3 жыл бұрын
Truly Legendary - and great research from GOLASIDE! - true that the turks love him to death as i think in something like 20+ games not even 1 lost game - inc. the UEFA final Galatasaray vs. Arsenal. The turks saw him like a luck charm and after his career he aired in many Adds in turkey... :-)
punchabunchabuttons 3 жыл бұрын
Im turkish and its true. Everyone loves him for how ruthless he was against bullshit.
Weirdo 4HGSA
Weirdo 4HGSA 3 жыл бұрын
I can with utmost confidence say that to me Colina was n forever will be the best referee in the history of football
Fernando Ulloa
Fernando Ulloa Жыл бұрын
Pier Luigi Collina was respected by all the teams in the world.
ceegee8 3 жыл бұрын
He's still missed. At a time wher VAR wasn't even an idea... he did what most referees often neglect: He was objective.
Random Dude
Random Dude 3 жыл бұрын
Without a doubt the best referee in the history of the sport.
Stewart Grindlay
Stewart Grindlay 3 жыл бұрын
Why he was respected so much was that he got everything right. Again my team Man Utd won every game with him there. He took no crap from anyone. Only football ref I have ever seen that didn’t get back chatted to.
DoctorHver 3 жыл бұрын
Maybe Footbal would be a better sport if more refs aimed to be like Collina.
Fabri, zio
Fabri, zio 10 ай бұрын
He is a human and oc he made some mistakes (like any best player do), but he always understood if the moment needed a smile, a nice talk, an angry yell or simply a tough stare. I also think he was smart enough to use the way he look, high defined by his alopecia, realizing that it was a thing who could increase his charisma-perception. Goat’s debate are always heated discussion (cristiano Messi Maradona pele Ronaldo etc) (mj, kobe, lbj, wilt etc). Instead almost anyone football fan know who is the best football referee of all time.
13lackhood86 9 ай бұрын
i dont doubt some players in the heat of the moment have been pretty hard to handle, but i seems like the players respected him for what he did for the game being fair and not taking any BS from anyone.
Novario Adinugroho
Novario Adinugroho 2 жыл бұрын
he's very famous in indonesia. even for every boys in a village where i lived in. they call him "wasit gundul" or "bald referee". because in 1990's, Serie A was a famous league.
Szilágyi Péter
Szilágyi Péter 3 жыл бұрын
When people like Oliver Kahn don't dare cross this guy, who know he is the real deal.
Cono Marino
Cono Marino 2 жыл бұрын
Orgoglio italiano 🇮🇹
inlak ech
inlak ech 2 жыл бұрын
he was a legend as a referee!!
Theoden the Renewed
Theoden the Renewed 3 жыл бұрын
Pierluigi Collina is a very strong personality, bold and daring man. He changed his profession for the better.
Nenad Bakotić
Nenad Bakotić 9 ай бұрын
When he gives you a red card, you can only thank him because you know you deserved it
Razi Ariff
Razi Ariff 3 жыл бұрын
His highest achievement was the only referee cover for PES. Just forget he won 6 times referee award. Legendary
GiMMi 3 жыл бұрын
Lo conosciuto personalmente. Fece il corso da arbitro perchè un suo amico lo inviutò a farlo, inizialmente non era interessato. I meet him often. He did the referee course because a friend of him suggest to follow that course, he was not very interested at first. In the 2002 wc final he wistle the end of the game only when he has the opportunity to pick the ball with him
webzilla Жыл бұрын
He is still famous in Turkey. Still we describe bald people as "His head is like Collina". Best referee ever man. Respect...
DemonRage90 3 жыл бұрын
He was very respected on and off the pitch. He was fair in every play and that’s why he’ll always have a place in our hearts. Grande Collina!
El Machico
El Machico 2 жыл бұрын
One of the very few Italian referees NOT been corrupted!! BEST REFEREE EVER 👏
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