The Netherlands and perhaps the world's best football referee
Björn Kuipers is the best referee in the Netherlands at the moment. Björn made his debut as a referee in professional football during the Telstar-FC Eindhoven match. In 2013, Björn is awarded the final of the Europa League in Amsterdam. In 2014, Kuipers finished the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid. He also whistled at the 2012 and 2016 European Championships and the 2014 and 2018 World Cups. In addition to being a referee, Björn is the successful owner of a Jumbo supermarket. In 2016, his Jumbo supermarket was voted the best in the Netherlands. He recently received a ribbon for his exemplary positions.
Björn learned to play football at Quick '20 but soon followed in his father's footsteps as a referee. He makes his official debut in professional football during the Telstar - FC Eindhoven match. On March 5, 2005 Björn referees his first match in the Dutch Eredivisie during the match Vitesse - Willem II. From that moment on Björn's career is set in quick motion. For example, in his international debut on March 28, 2006 during the Russia - Bulgaria (U17) match, he makes his Europa League debut on July 13, 2007 during the NK Varteks - KF Tirana match. The first match that Björn was allowed to referee in the Champions League was Barcelona - Dynamo Kiev on November 29, 2009. In 2012, Björn refereed his first two matches at a global tournament during the European Championships in Ukraine and Poland. The year 2013 is a special year for Björn. For example, refereed the semi-final of the Champions League between Barcelona and Bayer Munich and the Europa League final in Amsterdam between Chelsea FC and SL Benfica. In 2014, Kuipers finished the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid. Björn was the only Dutch referee during the World Cup in Brazil and supervised three games. Due to the good performance of the Dutch national team, Björn Kuipers unfortunately had to return home after the eighth finals. He was also present at the European Championships of 2016 and finished the quarterfinals. In addition to the many Premier League matches and Champions League matches in 2018, Kuipers also played the Europa League final between Atletico Madrid and Olympique Marseille and the KNVB Cup final between Feyenoord and AZ. The highlight of this year was this summer with Team Kuipers at the World Cup in Russia, he played four games, including the quarterfinals, and was the fourth official in the final. In addition to his work for the KNVB, he is the owner of a Jumbo supermarket and in the past he has owned several supermarkets.
Björn Kuipers is available for lectures on communication, performing under pressure, dealing with setbacks and leading a team. Björn's presentations give a special look in the world of a top referee. He also makes the perfect link between entrepreneurship and top-class sport, with examples of his own supermarket.