Football: death of Stéphane Moulin, the former international referee, at 57

Two months after the death of Sébastien Desiage, French arbitration is again in mourning. The Union of Elite Arbitrators (SAFE) has just announced the death of Stéphane Moulin at the age of 57. Born in Rennes in 1963, Stéphane Moulin, has climbed all the levels of arbitration during his career. After starting in the Jura at the lowest level, the referee attached to the League of Franche-Comté was considered the spiritual son of Michel Vautrot, a Franche-Comté referee, who was his friend and his protégé.

Federal referee in 1991, Stéphane Moulin turned professional in 1995. Until his stop in 2008, the Jurassian had a 13-year career where he officiated in more than 300 matches at the highest level including 155 Ligue 1 matches, 95 Ligue 2 matches on his record. He has also refereed some thirty cup matches, such as five round of 16 in the Coupe de France and two quarter-finals in the Coupe de la Ligue. In addition to international matches, he also led the Champions Trophy between Monaco and Nantes in 2000, during the inauguration of the Auguste-Bonal stadium in Sochaux.

On his Twitter account, the union of elite referees (SAFE) paid tribute to Stéphane Moulin on Monday: “Our colleague, Stéphane Moulin, passed away on November 8 at 57 years old. 40 years dedicated to regional and national refereeing, international referee with nearly 300 matches at the highest level in Ligue 1 and Ligue 2, a Champions Trophy in 2000. Emotion and sadness ”.

After his professional career, Stéphane Moulin joined the refereeing steering committee within the French Football Federation in 2012.

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