Pierluigi Collina: Still the world’s best football referee


Footballers typically get to bask in the limelight, but that all changed when an eerily bald Italian match official came into the sport.

A devout fan of basketball should really have no business being voted the best football referee in the world (winning the referee of the year accolade six times consecutively from 1998 to 2003). But Pierluigi Collina is no ordinary hoop fan, nor is he an ordinary referee. 

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