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Markus Merk

Nationality: German

Date of Birth: 15 Mar 1962

Occupation: Dentist Height and weight; 181 cm / 72 kg; Hobbies; running, skiing Place of residence: Otterbach, Germany Speaks: German,English and French International referee since: 01.01.1992 First International: Switzerland v. Bulgaria, 1992 2005 U20 World Cup 2004 UEFA EURO 2004 In 1988, Merk was appointed the youngest Bundesliga referee ever, aged 25. He became a FIFA referee four years later and is now considered by many to be one of the top football referees in the world. Markus was given the title of 'World's Best Referee' in 2004 and 2005. He was also was awarded the German "Bundesverdienstkreuz" (Federal Cross of Merit) in recognition of his service to football and his charity work in India. [b]Whistleblower[/b] says: All eyes will be on the doctor, as he is the only german reffing in the tournament. A little fact you may not know: During his youth, Merk suffered ridicule because of his high-pitched, squeaky voice. and had to undergo extensive speech therapy (Reference: his book BeWEGend)." [b]Games[/b] Serbia and montenegro Vs Holland Whistleblower rating: 6 out of 10 Cards shown: 5 Brazil Vs Australia Whistleblower rating: 5 out of 10 Cards shown: 5 Ghana Vs USA Whistleblower rating: 5 out of 10 Cards shown: 5 [b]Total Cards Shown[/b] [img]http://www.ratetheref.net/images/ycard.gif[/img] [img]http://www.ratetheref.net/images/ycard.gif[/img] [img]http://www.ratetheref.net/images/ycard.gif[/img] [img]http://www.ratetheref.net/images/ycard.gif[/img] [img]http://www.ratetheref.net/images/ycard.gif[/img] | [img]http://www.ratetheref.net/images/ycard.gif[/img] [img]http://www.ratetheref.net/images/ycard.gif[/img] [img]http://www.ratetheref.net/images/ycard.gif[/img] [img]http://www.ratetheref.net/images/ycard.gif[/img] [img]http://www.ratetheref.net/images/ycard.gif[/img] | [img]http://www.ratetheref.net/images/ycard.gif[/img] [img]http://www.ratetheref.net/images/ycard.gif[/img] [img]http://www.ratetheref.net/images/ycard.gif[/img] [img]http://www.ratetheref.net/images/ycard.gif[/img] [img]http://www.ratetheref.net/images/ycard.gif[/img]


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