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Schiedsrichter Robert Schröder (links) nimmt den Platz auf der FIFA-Liste von Deniz Aytekin ein.

DFB referee Robert Schroeder is new to the FIFA roster – Deniz Aitken is no longer there

Referee Robert Schroeder will also whistle in international professional football in the future. On Thursday, the German Football Association announced the inclusion of the 37-year-old from Hanover in the list of referees. Schroeder will replace Deniz Aitken, who prematurely ended his international career.


“Over the past three years, Robert Schroeder has taken the opportunity to establish himself as a recognized referee in the Bundesliga, who is also capable of managing important matches and mastering difficult situations,” said Lutz Michael Froehlich, managing director of sports and communication at the Bundesliga. DFB Referee GmbH. “In its development, now is exactly the time to be able to prove its quality internationally.

In addition to Schroeder, who participated in the 2018/2019 season Bundesliga Active and already leading 54 Bundesliga matches, referees Bastien Dankert, Christian Dingert, Sven Jablonski, Harm Osmers, Daniel Schlager, Daniel Seibert, Sascha Stegmann, Tobias Steiler and Felix Zoer will continue to represent the German Football Association on the international stage. He said in the message.

Aytekin ends his international career due to personal reasons

According to the German Football Association, Aitken, who has been on FIFA’s list since 2011 with a total of 100 caps, only wants to officiate matches in German leagues and competitions. He had already announced this decision at the end of July and gave personal reasons for it.


According to the Football Association, there are no changes in the referees compared to last year. As in the previous year, five referees from the German Football Association will be included in the FIFA 2023 list, namely Reem Hussein, Angelica Soder, Franziska Wildwehr, Caroline Walker and Fabian Michel.

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