Viktor Kassai

Viktor Kassai [ viktor kɒʃ ɒ.i ː ] ( born September 10, 1975 in Tatabánya, Hungary) is a Hungarian football referee. Full-time Kassai works as a travel agent in Thessaloniki, Greece and Budapest, Hungary. He speaks both English and German.


Since 2003 Kassai is an international FIFA referee. He directed his first international match on 18 August 2004 at the age of 29 in Bratislava, Slovakia, Luxembourg as received (qualification for the FIFA World Cup 2006).

2007 led Kassai two games of the U -20 World Cup in Canada. In the 2008 European Football Championship in Switzerland and Austria, he was employed as a fourth official. In soccer tournament for the Olympic Games 2008 in Beijing, he led several games, including the final match. FIFA nominated Viktor Kassai as one of 30 referees for the Football World Cup 2010 in South Africa. There he came to four inserts. In 2011 he directed the 2010/11 UEFA Champions League at Wembley Stadium between FC Barcelona and Manchester United. He was one of twelve referees who ran the games in the European Football Championship 2012. In the preliminary round of the 2012 European Championship between England and Ukraine Kassai refused a goal of Ukrainians recognition, as John Terry were able to clear the ball only behind the line. However, this scene was in an offside position Ukraine preceded that also did not recognize the referee team.

In January 2012 he was appointed by the IFFHS World - Referee of the Year 2011.


  • Football World Cup 2010 in South Africa (4 inserts):
  • European Football Championship 2012 in Poland and Ukraine ( 2 inserts):