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Eric Braamhaar

Frederikus Johannes (Eric) Braamhaar (born October 13, 1966 in Rijssen) is a Dutch football referee. He lives in Enter in the province of Overijssel.

In the 2007 UEFA Champions League knockout stage, he awarded a controversial goal to Manchester United against Lille OSC.[1] Four weeks later, while refereeing an Eredivisie, he was seen celebrating when Ajax scored their fifth goal in a 5–1 victory over PSV Eindhoven. Some people, including PSV manager Ronald Koeman, thought he was celebrating the goal, but Braamhaar later explained that he celebrated because of his decision to play advantage after an Ajax player was fouled in the build-up.[2]

On April 26, 2007 he left the pitch during the UEFA Cup semi final between Osasuna and Sevilla due to a torn calf muscle. He was replaced by fourth official Pieter Vink.

Braamhaar is known to have served as a FIFA referee during the period from 2003[3] to 2011.[4] He officiated at the 2003 FIFA U-17 World Championship[5] and 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship,[6] as well as qualifying matches for the 2006[7] and 2010 World Cups.[8]


  1. ^ "Lille 0-1 Man Utd". BBC Sport. 20 February 2007. Retrieved 13 December 2010. 
  2. ^ "Dutch referee scores in a league of his own". The Times. 24 March 2007. Retrieved 13 December 2010. 
  3. ^ Tossani, Gabriele. "Scotland - International Matches 2002-2005". RSSSF, 28 March 2012. Retrieved on 23 May 2013.
  4. ^ Di Maggio, Roberto. "Italy - International Matches 2010-2019". RSSSF, 2 May 2013. Retrieved on 23 May 2013.
  5. ^ FIFA. "Match Report - Brazil - Spain 1:0 (1:0)". 30 August 2003. Retrieved on 23 May 2013.
  6. ^ FIFA. "Match Report - Turkey - China PR 1:2 (0:1)". 11 June 2005. Retrieved on 23 May 2013.
  7. ^ FIFA. "Match Report - Luxembourg - Russia 0:4 (0:0)". 9 October 2004. Retrieved on 23 May 2013.
  8. ^ FIFA. "Match Report - Armenia - Bosnia-Herzegovina 0:2 (0:1)". 5 September 2009. Retrieved on 23 May 2013.
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