Frank De Bleeckere

  • Born: (Oudenaarde, Arrondissement of Oudenaarde, East Flanders, Flemish Region, Flemish Community, Belgium)

Frank De Bleeckere is a Belgian former football referee. He had been a referee since 1984, and an international (FIFA) official since 1998. De Bleeckere refereed in his first World Cup finals in Germany, and had to pass a late fitness test following injury. He had been appointed by UEFA as one of twelve referees to officiate UEFA Euro 2008 matches, and was in charge of the semi final between Spain and Russia.

De Bleeckere made his international refereeing debut on 24 March 2001 in a FIFA World Cup 2002 Qualifier between Cyprus and the Republic of Ireland.

In 2005, he oversaw the FIFA U-17 World Championship Final between Mexico and Brazil. De Bleeckere refereed five games in the tournament, including the final.
One year later, in 2006, he was in charge of the 2006 FIFA World Cup qualifier between Turkey and Switzerland.


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