Bjorn Kuipers Biography

( 1973 - )
July 7, 2018
First published on:December 19, 2017
by binor

Facts of Bjorn Kuipers

Date of Birth: 1973, March 28
Age: 47 years old
Birth Nation: Netherlands

Bjorn Kuipers is licensed and FIFA enlisted referees active in the field since 2006. Further, he is enlisted as UEFA's Elite group referees since 2009. The official Dutch football referee is inducted as one of the ref's in Russia Worldcup 2018.

 

He has officiated several prestigious international finals like the 2011 UEFA Super Cup, the 2013 UEFA Europa League Final, the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup Final, the 2014 UEFA Champions League Final and the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup Final.

Early Life

Bjorn Kuipers was born on 28 March 1973, to Dutch parents, Gonny Kuipers and Jan Kuipers. He was born and raised in Oldenzaal, Overijssel, Netherlands.

He studied business administration at the Radboud University Nijmegen. Talking about his nationality, he is a Dutch citizen with a Caucasian ethnic background.

Referring Career

Domestic Career

Kuipers professionally debuted in a domestic match as a referee on 20 September 2002, in a second-tier clash between SC Telstar and MVV. He was further promoted into the A-List of referees of the Royal Dutch Football Association, KNVB and has refereed in every season of the top-tier Dutch league Eredivisie from 2005.

His debut in the professional domestic final came on 25 July 2009, when he was chosen to referee the 2009 Johan Cruyff Schaal clash between Heerenveen and AZ. His opportunity to referee his first Dutch Cup final came when he was in charge of the 2013 KNVB Beker Final between AZ and PSV Eindhoven on 9 May 2013.

European and International Career

During the initial stages of his career, he officiated the junior-level tournaments like the UEFA European Under-17 Championship and the UEFA European Under-21 Championship. He was further inducted into the UEFA Elite group of referees and became eligible to officiate at the highest level within European football. On 14 December 2010, he was chosen to referee the semi-final match between TP Mazembe and Internacional in the 2010 FIFA Club World Cup.

The first major European final of his career came on 26 August 2011, when he was appointed to referee the 2011 UEFA Super Cup clash between Barcelona and Porto. He took charge of the 2013 UEFA Europa League Final between Benfica and Chelsea on 15 May 2013. He went on to officiate the 2014 FIFA World Cup in the Round of 16 clashes between Colombia and Uruguay on 28 June 2014.

He was also a match official at the FIFA World Cup 2018.

Personal Life

The 44 years old official is indeed performing well on the pitches now let's have a look at his personal life. Bjorn Kuiper has maintained his love life quit secretly. He has set his social media as private, Maybe he wants to keep his relationship away from the media.

Kuipers is possibly a married man and it seems he is having a blissful life with his family as there are no any rumors or any negative regards from his side.

Net Worth and Endorsements

Bjorn Kuiper has an estimated net worth of $5.4 million in 2017, including all of his properties and incomes. As of 2017, he is receiving an annual salary of $2 million form the Dutch league Eredivisie.

Apart from his earnings as a referee, he is also the owner of a number of supermarkets and a hair studio in his hometown Oldenzaal.


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