What is Collina Collina doing now?
Collina is still involved in football, as an unpaid consultant to the Italian Football Referees Association (AIA), as the Head of Referees for the Football Federation of Ukraine since 2010, as a member of the UEFA Referees Committee, and as Chairman of the FIFA referees committee.
How old is Pierluigi Collina?
Pierluigi Collina ( Italian pronunciation: [ˌpjɛrluˈiːdʒi kolˈliːna]; born 13 February 1960) is an Italian former football referee. He was named FIFA’s "Best Referee of the Year" six consecutive times and is widely considered to be the greatest football referee of all time.
When did Collina retire from international football?
In February 2005, as he reached the mandatory retirement age, UEFA Euro 2004 was his last major international tournament. His last international match was Portugal – Slovakia, for a 2006 FIFA World Cup qualifier at Estádio da Luz in Lisbon . The FIGC raised its mandatory retirement age to 46 in order to accommodate Collina for a further season.
What happened to Giuseppe Collina?
In response, Collina handed in his resignation, effectively ending his career. The Italian Referees Association then attempted to reject his resignation, but he persisted with his retirement. He did, however, referee the Soccer Aid matches for charity in May 2006 and September 2008.