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|Full name||Nicola Rizzoli|
|Date of birth||5 October 1971|
|Place of birth||Modena, Italy|
Nicola Rizzoli (born 5 October 1971) is an Italian football referee who has refereed in the Italian Serie A since 2002 and has been a FIFA-listed referee since 2007. He refereed his first UEFA Champions League qualifying match in August 2007, and took charge of his first Champions League group stage match, a 2–0 Sporting CP victory over Basel, on 1 October 2008. When not refereeing, Rizzoli works as an architect.
On 7 April 2010, Rizzoli took charge of the Champions League quarter-final second leg between Manchester United and Bayern Munich. With the score at 3–1 to Manchester United (4–3 on aggregate), Rizzoli sent off their right-back, Rafael, for a second bookable offence. Bayern then scored again and won the tie on away goals.
In March 2013, FIFA named Rizzoli to its list of 52 candidate referees for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
- Profile at WorldReferee.com
|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|