Who is Glenn Nyberg? Meet the Swedish referee officiating at Euro 2024

GLENN Nyberg was selected to officiate at the 2024 Euro in Germany in April 2024.

But who is the Swedish referee and what experience does he has?

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Who is Glenn Nyberg?

Glenn Nyberg is a Swedish football referee.

He was born on October 12, 1988 in Sätar, Sweden.

Nyberg became a professional referee in 2008 and officiates in the Swedish league Allsvenskan since 2013.

In 2016 he followed his fathers footstep and listed as a FIFA referee.

And his brother is an assistant referee in the Swedish league as well.

Has Glenn Nyberg officiated at major tournaments before?

Glenn Nyberg has officiated at major tournaments before.

He refereed at following tournaments:

2023 FIFA U-20 World Cup

Europa Conference League

Champions League

Europa League

In April 2024 Nyberg was selected to officiate at the Men’s Olympic Games football tournament in Paris and the UEFA Euro 2024 in Germany.

He refereed at the Champions League quarter final in April 2024 between Bayern Munich and Arsenal.

During the game he had an encounter with Arsenal player Bukayo Saka.

Saka confronted Nyberg after he did not give him a penalty.

What else has Glenn Nyberg done before?

Glenn Nyberg worked various jobs before becoming a referee such as a warehouse worker or a supply teacher.

During his time as a supply teacher he decided to become a elite referee.

His father was an assistant referee in the Swedish league and a FIFA referee.

He said in an interview in 2021: “If you have a parent who is in some profession, it is easy for the children to hang on to that thought and profession.

“I remember that I was both a goalkeeper and a referee at home in the garden.

“And when there was a match in my hometown, both youth football and senior, I was on the line, already at 7-8 years I was there…

“It was standard that I went there. Then I probably started more seriously when I was 12 or 13 years old with 7-man football/youth and then it spun on after that.

“Then I thought it was a good extra income and still wanted to become a football player.

“I played until I was about 19 years old and then started referee more seriously.

“Then it really took off and I had my first highest league, “Allsvenskan”, match when I was 24 years old.”

Has Glenn Nyberg used VAR before?

Glenn Nyberg has used VAR before.

The use of video assistant referees (VARs) in football was first included in the 2018/19 season.

At the 2024 Euro in Germany a VAR will be assigned to each game, while they will also have two assistant VARs and three video operators.

The VARs will be located in Leipzig, which will be the football technology hub.

Their tasks are to check for clear and obvious errors relating to goals, penalty incidents, red cards and mistaken identity.

Full list of main referees at Euro 2024

Michael Oliver (England)
Anthony Taylor (England)
Artur Soares Dias (Portugal)
Jesus Gil Manzano (Spain)
Marco Guida (Italy)
Istvan Kovacs (Romania)
Ivan Kruzliak (Slovakia)
Danny Makkelie (Netherlands)
Szymon Marciniak (Poland)
Halil Umut Meler (Turkey)
Glenn Nyberg (Sweden)
Daniele Orsato (Italy)
Sandro Schärer (Switzerland)
Daniel Siebert (Germany)
Clement Turpin (France)
Slavko Vinčić (Slovenia)
Felix Zwayer (Germany)
François Letexier (France)
Facundo Tello (Argentina)

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