Anders Frisk ( born February 18, 1963 in Gothenburg, Sweden) is an insurance salesman and was from July 1991 to March 2005 soccer referee for the world governing body FIFA.
His biggest tournaments were the European Championship in England in 1996, the 1999 Confederations Cup in Mexico, the 2000 European Championships in Belgium and the Netherlands, the 2002 World Cup in Japan and South Korea and the 2004 European Championships in Portugal. Overall, he led eight games at EM - finals, as many as any other arbitrator, including the final of 2000. Moreover, he led numerous endings in international club competitions.
He was next to the German Markus Merk and the Italian Pierluigi Collina, from 2000 to the best and most prominent referees in the world and finished second in the world rankings by the end of his career, always front seats, in the years 2000 and 2001, the second, in 2004 the third Place.
Made the headlines Frisk, as he had to break the Champions League match between AS Roma and Dynamo Kiev at a score of 0:1 in 2004 after he had been hit in the mid-term break from a lighter or a coin on the head and thereby a bleeding wound drew upon. After death threats against him and his family after the Champions League match against Chelsea FC FC Barcelona on March 8, 2005 - Chelsea supporters blamed him for the 1-2 defeat in the first leg - finished Frisk his referee career with immediate effect. In 2005 he received the FIFA Presidential Award consequence of withdrawal.