Markus Schmidt (referee)

Markus Schmidt ( born August 31, 1973) is a German football referee.


Schmidt lives in Stuttgart, is married and has one daughter. He is a speaker for staff development at the energy company EnBW.


Schmidt since 1997 DFB referee for the SV Sillenbuch. Since 1998 he has headed the Second and Games since 2003 Games of the First Bundesliga. His first game in the Football House of Lords, he headed on August 16, 2003 in Hertha BSC SC Freiburg met.

In December 2010, led by Schmidt on February 28, 2009 match between VfL Bochum and Energie Cottbus came under suspicion of manipulation. A fraud arrested for betting Italian players boasted that he knew the result of the game for half an hour before.