Berg stops due to injury after twenty years with flutes
Eric Berg after twenty years retiring as a referee in professional football. The 50-year-old arbitrator from the province of Overijssel struggling for some time with a persistent knee injury.
“If training still harder, the intensity no longer can muster, and the explosiveness is less, you have once cut the knot,” said Berg, on Wednesday at the site of the KNVB. “I have now done. After twenty or so years is enough.”
The born Rijssenaar belonged since 1987 to the so-called A-list, where the best referees of the Netherlands. In total, whistled he, more than five hundred duels in the Dutch football. Due to his injury was his last Eredivisiewedstrijd SC Cambuur-Vitesse (0-2) on January 16, 2016.
Berg was between 2001 and 2011 are also active internationally as an arbitrator, which he has Champions League and world cup kwalificatieduels led.
The KNVB has the departure of Berg collected by the 29-year-old Allard lindhout create to promote to the group of so-called ‘referees senior.
Last month Pieter Vink (50) all known that he is after a 22-year stops as a referee.
Check stop after 22 years as a referee professional football