Charles Corver (Dies At 84) Biography: Wiki, Age, Career, Death Cause

Who is Charles Corver? Charles Corver Bio/Wiki

Charles George Reinier Corver was a top football referee from the Netherlands. He was born on 16 January 1936 in Netherlands, Leiden.

The Queen’s Order of Orange-Nassau and the football association (KNVB-UEFA-FIFA) have decorated him twice.

Cover dies at the age of 84.


He was 84 years old.


In Seville, Spain, he refereed the 1982 World Cup semifinal between Germany and France, when he judged the collision of goalkeeper Harald Schumacher with Patrick Battiston not to be a foul.

For over a minute, Battiston remained unconscious and suffered the loss of 3 teeth and broken vertebrae.

At two World Cups and two European championships, Corver was a referee. Four European Cup finals, ten semifinals, and the final World Cup for clubs in Argentina were arbitrated. More than 140 matches globally and more than 600 matches nationally.

After his last final (1983) in Portugal, he spent 22 years as an observer for UEFA-FIFA and KNVB and sixteen years as a member of the disciplinary committee. His profession at Heineken was a national sales manager.

Death Cause

Charles Corver, a retired referee who died at the age of 84 in his hometown of Leidschendam. Corver died of stomach cancer which was metastatic.

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