Luigi Agnolin passes away

Luigi Agnolin, one of European football’s leading referees in the 1980s, died at the age of 75 after a long illness. Luigi Agnolin had been President of the Olhanense SAD professional football section since 2013.

In 1987, he took charge of the UEFA European Cup Winners’ Cup final between Ajax and Lokomotive Leipzig in Athens, and the following year Agnolin officiated at the European Champion Clubs’ Cup final between PSV Eindhoven and Benfica in Stuttgart.

In 1986, Agnolin refereed at the FIFA World Cup in Mexico and took charge of the semi-final between West Germany and France. He was also a member of the referees’ team at the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy.

Agnolin was inducted into the Hall of Fame of Italian football in 2012.

Sporting Clube Olhanense, the Board of Directors, technical staff, players and supporters send their heartfelt condolences to his family.


Photo: Luigi Agnolin (left) and Pedro Proença, President of the Portuguese Professional Football Leagues