Paolo Casarin (born 12 May 1940 in Venice) is a retired football referee from Italy. He is mostly known for supervising two matches in the 1982 FIFA World Cup in Spain[1] and overseeing rules and regulations throughout Europe.

Growing up in Mestre, near Venice, Casarin became a referee in 1958 and in 1979, he was appointed as an international referee. He officiated at UEFA Euro 1988,[2] in addition to several matches in the 1982 and 1986 World Cup qualifiers.[3][4][5]

He retired from refereeing in 1988[2] and in 2012, he was inducted into the Italian Football Hall of Fame.[6]

References

  1. ^ RSSSF. "World Cup 1982 finals". Retrieved on May 16, 2013.
  2. ^ a b Courtney, Barrie. "European Championship 1988 - Final Tournament - Full Details". RSSSF, June 26, 2004. Retrieved on May 16, 2013.
  3. ^ FIFA. "Match Report - Hungary - England 1:3 (1:1)"[dead link]. June 6, 1981. Retrieved on May 16, 2013.
  4. ^ FIFA. "Match Report - France - German DR 2:0 (1:0)"[dead link]. December 8, 1984. Retrieved on May 16, 2013.
  5. ^ Haisma, Marcel & van den Elsen, John. "European Championship 1980 (Details)". RSSSF, March 28, 2007. Retrieved on May 16, 2013.
  6. ^ "Hall of fame, 10 new entry: con Vialli e Mancini anche Facchetti e Ronaldo" [Hall of fame, 10 new entries: with Vialli and Mancini also Facchetti and Ronaldo] (in Italian). La Gazzetta dello Sport. 27 October 2015. Retrieved 27 October 2015.
Preceded byUEFA Cup Winners' Cup Final 1984 Adolf Prokop UEFA Cup Winners' Cup Final Referees Final 1985 Paolo Casarin Succeeded byUEFA Cup Winners' Cup Final 1986 Franz Wöhrer