Terje Hauge – The man in the middle


Here’s some information on Norwegian referee Terje Hauge who will be taking charge of the Champions League clash between Tottenham vs FC Twente.

• Terje Hauge became the first Norwegian to referee a UEFA Champions League final when he took charge of the 2006 meeting between FC Barcelona and Arsenal FC in Paris.

• The Bergen-born official began his refereeing career as a teenager in 1982, was taking charge of top-flight matches by 1990 and joined the FIFA international list in 1993. A health official by profession, he has also been working as a referee consultant in his local football association.

• Hauge’s rise began with the UEFA European Under-18 Championship in Spain in 1994, and was followed in 1997 by the UEFA-CAF Meridian Cup in Portugal and the FIFA U-17 World Cup. A UEFA EURO 2000 fourth official, he was on board for the 2004 finals in Portugal having also travelled to the 2002 FIFA World Cup. A regular in UEFA club competition since 2001, he also took charge of the 2004 UEFA Super Cup.

• At home he has been highly regarded since the 1996 Norwegian Cup final. Seven years later, he assumed control of his second domestic cup final before being asked to oversee the Ukrainian Cup final in May 2005.

• Hauge was also awarded the 2005 FIFA U-20 World Cup final in the Netherlands, when Argentina overcame Nigeria, and was a regular in qualifying for UEFA EURO 2008 and the 2010 World Cup.

Terje Hauge (NOR)

Assistant referees
Kim Thomas Haglund (NOR), Frank Andås (NOR)

Additional assistant referee
Espen Berntsen (NOR)

Additional assistant referee
Tom Harald Hagen (NOR)

Fourth official
Roy Helge Olsen (NOR)

UEFA Delegate
Jānis Mežeckis (LVA)
UEFA Referee observer

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  1. Fingers crossed the mistakes he WILL make go in our favour? He is known for a few blunders in one match, sometimes he loses it and makes the weirdest decisions, that have upset many a supporter, he has been on the receiving end of death threats.


  2. Omg, i watched the game in Holland but what a disgrace, i am so freaking angry !!! that man deserves a bann for live…

    The spurs where slightly better but the changes were on both sides, that man has managed to make the game dead with his wistle… !!!

  3. The ref was biased the whole game. I am not saying that the Spurs did not deserve to win but Spurs played in the first half with 12 and 2nd half with 11. Very unfortunate that a small club with a low budget gets screwed like this. Huddlestone should have seen red. Two penalties were non and Twente deserved at least one penalty.


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