Ľuboš Micheľ

  • Born: (Stropkov, Stropkov District, Prešov Region, Czechoslovakia [now Slovakia])

Ľuboš Micheľ is a former top-level Slovak football referee who currently works External Advisor to the Football for PAOK FC.

Micheľ was selected as one of 21 referees for the 2006 World Cup in Germany. After his performance in the first two rounds, FIFA chose him as one of twelve referees to officiate the final eight games of the tournament. Micheľ has handed out the second highest number of cards per match (8) of any referee in the tournament. The only person with a higher tally is Valentin Ivanov, who handed out an average of ten.

Micheľ matches have been considered tempestuous. In the group stage he took charge of the game between Portugal and Mexico; the game ending 2–1 to Portugal. He issued 8 yellow cards, sent a player off for diving, gave two penalties, and rejected a claim for one in the second half.


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