Cuneyt Cakir ranked 8th best referee in the world

Cüneyt Çakır ranked 8th best referee in the world [divider]

Cüneyt Çakır has been named the eight best referee in the world by the the International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS).

Çakır became the first Turkish referee in 40 years to officiate at a World Cup this summer, following in the footsteps of Doğan Babacan who was assigned to officiate the 1974 World Cup.

The 37-year-old is the most experienced Turkish referee at International and European level.

The Turkish referee averages 4.03 yellow cards per game, 0.19 red cards per game and 0.2 penalties per game.


1 – Nicola RIZZOLI (Italy) 131 points

2 – Howard WEBB (England) 78 points

3 – Felix BRYCH (Germany) 61 points

4 – Björn KUIPERS (Netherlands) 45 points

5 – Ravshan IRMATOV (Uzbekistan) 37 points

6 – Pedro PROENCA (Portugal) 34 points

7 – Carlos VELASCO CARBALLO (Spain) 16 points

8 – Cüneyt CAKIR (Türkiye) & Marco Antonio RODRIGUEZ MORENO (Mexico) 13 points

10 – Nestor Fabian PITANA (Argentina) 7 points