Selçuk Dereli Officiates Man City v Copenhagen
Turkish official, Selçuk Dereli has been designated to referee Manchester City's UEFA Cup second leg tie against FC Copenhagen.
Referee - Selçuk Dereli (TUR)
Assistant Referee - Cem Satman (TUR) & Mustafa Emre Eyisoy (TUR)
Fourth Official - Bülent Yildirim (TUR)
UEFA Delegate - Pekka Hämäläinen (FIN)
UEFA Referee Observer - Hugh Dallas (SCO)
Physical education teacher Dereli took charge of the final of the Euro U19 championships in 2003. The 39-year-old Turk is renowned for allowing the game to freely flow and hardly ever brandishes yellow or red cards.
Selcuk Dereli's career however never really took off. He seems to be stuck officiating UEFA Cup qualifiers and less than glamorous World Cup matches.
Born - 06/06/69
International Referee - Since 2003
Hometown - Kahramanmaras - Turkey
Language - Turkish & English
Did you know?
Dereli nearly set a world record by allowing 16 minutes stoppage time during a match between Denizlispor & Fenerbahce in 2006. It was the last game of the season, which Fenebahce had to win for the Turkish championship.
The 90 minutes ended in a draw, however speculation was rife when suggestions circulated around Turkey that Dereli adding as much time as possible to give his favourite team, Fenerbahce an unfair opportunity to win. Incidentally they didn't!
Login to post a comment
Best of International Football News
England - Latest Images From The England Camp
Best of Vital Network
Vital Boxing - Whyte Dismisses Threat Browne Presents
Vital Boxing - Fury Dictating His Comeback Terms
Vital F1 - Hamilton wants edge of seat battle in 2018
Recent Manchester City Articles
Video: Sergio Aguero Struts His Stuff
Sergio Aguero is filmed training in the gym, but that doesn't stop him showing off a dance move or two.
Man City v Linkoping Live Stream: (Wed 21 March 2018)
Watch today's live coverage of Manchester City v Linkoping in the UEFA Women's Champions League quarter-final first leg. Kick off 7pm GMT.
Last Six Unique European Football Champions
Can you name the six most recent unique champions of England's Premier League, France's Ligue 1, Spain's La Liga, Italy's Serie A, Germany's Bundesliga..
Man City v QPR: Purest Sound Ever Made In Human History
The goal sound to end all goal sounds. The Premier League's greatest moment. It won't get any better than this, and here's the greatest video of it.
Manchester City Archived Articles
Current Poll (see more polls)
Recent Manchester City Results (view all)
Manchester City Fixtures
Breaking League News
Vital Members League Table
|5.||Colin Is The King||163|