Date: 16th April 2009 at 12:11pm
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Italian referee Nicola Rizzoli takes charge of tonight’s UEFA Cup quarter-final second leg match between Manchester City and Hamburg SV.


Rizzoli was born on 5th October 1971 in Bologna, Italy and speaks his native language only. When not refereeing, Rizzoli works as an architect.

Nicola Rizzoli


Nicola Rizzoli is active in the Italian Serie A since 2002. In 2007, he received his FIFA badge and in August of that year he started with a Champions League qualifier and after only a year and a half he took charge of a CL group stage match.

Rizzoli is a Premier Development referee, but he will most probably move up to become an Elite ref in the near future.

To visit Nicola on Facebook, click here.