Alberto Undiano Mallenco
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Alberto Undiano
Full name Alberto Undiano Mallenco
Born (1973-10-08) 8 October 1973 (age 47)
Pamplona, Navarra, Spain
Other occupation Sociologist
Years League Role
2000-2019 La Liga Referee
Years League Role
2004-2019 FIFA listed Referee

Alberto Undiano Mallenco (Spanish pronunciation: [al'?e?to un'djano ma'?e?ko]; born 6 October 1973) is a retired Spanish football referee. He was a full international referee for FIFA from 2004 to 2019. Undiano is also a part-time sociologist.


Mallenco was born in Pamplona.


On 8 May 2019, Mallenco refereed the 2018-19 Armenian Cup between Alashkert and Lori.[1][2]

He refereed in La Liga from 2000 to 2019.


2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup

Undiano was selected as a referee for the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Canada, where he refereed the match between Canada and Chile on 1 July 2007. He also refereed the final match between Argentina and Czech Republic on 23 July 2007.

2010 FIFA World Cup

Undiano was selected as a referee for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. He was the only Spanish referee at the 2010 FIFA World Cup.[3] The group stage game between Germany and Serbia resulted in a 1-0 win for Serbia. Undiano gave a second yellow card to German player Miroslav Klose in the 36th minute, thus resulting in a red card. In the 59th minute Nemanja Vidi? received a yellow card for handball, also resulting in a penalty. Undiano awarded yellow cards to Klose (2), Branislav Ivanovi?, Aleksandar Kolarov, Sami Khedira, Philipp Lahm, Neven Suboti?, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Nemanja Vidi? - a total of nine yellow cards.[4][5]

Nations League

He refereed the 2019 UEFA Nations League Final. It was his last game as a professional referee.


See also


  1. ^ "FC ALASHKERT - LORI FC". Football Federation Armenia. Retrieved 2019.
  2. ^ "ALASHKERT 1-0 LORI". Soccerway. Retrieved 2019.
  3. ^ Exclusives (2010-04-17). "Exclusive: Alberto Undiano Mallenco, World Cup referee, on video evidence, Africa, & love of the game". Archived from the original on 23 June 2010. Retrieved .
  4. ^ "Germany vs Serbia in World Cup 2010 - Football". Archived from the original on 23 June 2010. Retrieved .
  5. ^ "Football - Match World Cup : Germany vs. Serbia". Retrieved .

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