Knut Kircher
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Knut Kircher

Knut Kircher
Kircher, Knut Schiri 15-16 WP.jpg
Kircher in 2016
Born (1969-02-02) 2 February 1969 (age 52)
Hirschau, West Germany[1]
Other occupation Mechanical engineer
Years League Role
1997-2016 DFB Referee
1998-2016 2. Bundesliga Referee
2002-2016 Bundesliga Referee
Years League Role
2004-2012 FIFA listed Referee

Knut Kircher (born 2 February 1969) is a former German football referee who is based in Rottenburg am Neckar.[2] He refereed for TSV Hirschau of the Württemberg Football Association.

Refereeing career

In 1998, he became a referee in the 2. Bundesliga. Kircher was then promoted to referee in the German Bundesliga for the 2001-02 season. In 2004, he became a FIFA referee. He officiated his first match on 8 September 2004; the World Cup qualifying match between Andorra and Romania (1-5).

Kircher retired from officiating in 2016 because he reached the age limit for German referees, which is 47. His final Bundesliga match officiated was between Bayern Munich and Hannover 96.[3]

Personal life

Kircher studied at and graduated from the University Albstadt-Sigmaringen engineering department. He lives in Rottenburg, and is married with three children. His main job is working at Daimler AG,[4] where he lectures.[5]


  1. ^ "Objekt des Monats Juni 2008" [Object of the month June 2008] (in German). Archived from the original on 7 June 2011. Retrieved 2010.
  2. ^ "Knut Kircher" (in German). Archived from the original on 8 June 2011. Retrieved 2010.
  3. ^ "Drei Bundesliga-Schiris gehen in Rente" [Three Bundesliga referees retire]. (in German). Sport1. 12 May 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  4. ^ "Das Daimler Blog: Knut Kircher". Daimler AG (in German). Archived from the original on 6 March 2016.
  5. ^ "Knut Kircher". 5 Sterne Team (in German). Retrieved 2016.

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