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Carlos Velasco Carballo
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Personal information
Full name Carlos Velasco Carballo
Date of birth 16 March 1971 (1971-03-16) (age 50)
Place of birth    Madrid, Flag of Spain Spain
Years League Role
2004– La Liga Referee   
Years Role
2008– Referee   

Carlos Velasco Carballo (born 16 March 1971 in Madrid) is a Spanish professional football referee. He is affiliated to Madrid committee and now arbitrates in Spanish Primera División, as well as officiating international matches since 2008. He officiated 2011 UEFA Europa League Final match in Dublin, between Porto and Braga. On 20 December 2011, UEFA named him one of the twelve referees for UEFA Euro 2012. Velasco Carballo took charge of the tournament's opening match between Poland and Greece, attracting criticism after issuing a controversial first-half red card to Greek defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos, before sending-off Poland goalkeeper Wojciech Szczęsny in the second period as the teams drew 1–1 in Warsaw.

UEFA Elite Referees

Martin Atkinson (ENG) · Deniz Aytekin (GER) · Ivan Bebek (CRO) · Felix Brych (GER) · Cüneyt Çakır (TUR) · Mark Clattenburg (ENG) · William Collum (SCO) · Jonas Eriksson (SWE) · David Fernández Borbalán (ESP) · Ovidiu Hațegan (ROU) · Sergei Karasev (RUS) · Viktor Kassai (HUN) · Pavel Královec (CZE) · Björn Kuipers (NED) · Szymon Marciniak (POL) · Antonio Mateu Lahoz (ESP) · Milorad Mažić (SRB) · Svein Oddvar Moen (NOR) · Bas Nijhuis (NED) · Daniele Orsato (ITA) · Nicola Rizzoli (ITA) · Gianluca Rocchi (ITA) · Anastasios Sidiropoulos (GRE) · Damir Skomina (SVN) · Paolo Tagliavento (ITA) · Craig Thomson (SCO) · Clément Turpin (FRA) · Alberto Undiano Mallenco (ESP) · Carlos Velasco Carballo (ESP)

UEFA Euro 2012 Referees

Cüneyt Çakır (TUR) · Jonas Eriksson (SWE) · Viktor Kassai (HUN) · Björn Kuipers (NED) · Stéphane Lannoy (FRA) · Pedro Proença (POR) · Nicola Rizzoli (ITA) · Damir Skomina (SVN) · Wolfgang Stark (GER) · Craig Thomson (SCO) · Carlos Velasco Carballo (ESP) · Howard Webb (ENG)

2014 FIFA World Cup Referees

Ravshan Irmatov · Yuichi Nishimura · Nawaf Shukralla · Ben Williams


Noumandiez Doué · Bakary Gassama · Djamel Haimoudi


Joel Aguilar · Mark Geiger · Marco Antonio Rodríguez


Enrique Osses · Néstor Pitana · Wilmar Roldán · Sandro Ricci · Carlos Vera


Peter O'Leary


Felix Brych · Cüneyt Çakır · Jonas Eriksson · Björn Kuipers · Milorad Mažić · Pedro Proença · Nicola Rizzoli · Carlos Velasco Carballo · Howard Webb

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