Kim Milton Nielsen
The 1.96 m tall " giant" in Ballerup near Copenhagen is one of the world's best FIFA referees. In 2001, he reached behind Pierluigi Collina and Anders Frisk and in 2002 behind Collina and Urs Meier each third place in the world's best football referees ranking. Even in the years before and after he reached top rankings
He had his first major international appearance at the UEFA Super Cup 1993 between Werder Bremen and FC Barcelona. The European Football Championship in England in 1996 was his first major tournament as a referee. He missed since not a single FIFA or UEFA tournament. In England, he led the group match between Germany and Russia. With the Football World Cup 1998 in France he was allowed to divert already two games. First, the group match between Germany and Yugoslavia, then lost in the second round of the legendary game between Argentina and England in which he introduced David Beckham from the square and the England in the penalty shootout. In 1998, he had for a European referee extremely rare use in the African Cup of Nations in Burkina Faso.
In the European Football Championship 2000, he led another game with German participation, the first group match against Romania, just as in the Football World Cup 2002, where he managed the game Germany against Ireland. In this tournament, he whistled three games. His last assignment was the semi-final match between Brazil and Turkey.
His last assignment at a major tournament he had at the European Football Championship 2004 in Portugal. In 2005, he ended his career, as he has reached the age limit of 45 years. From Kim Milton Nielsen profession is IT manager.
In 1989 he whistled along with the Scotsman William Crombie the final of the Futsal World Cup.