Pierluigi Collina

Pierluigi Collina

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Bologna, Italy
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Bologna, Italy

Pierluigi Collina is widely famous as a former football referee from Bologna, Italy. Pierluigi Collina was named as Best Referee of the Year by FIFA.

Early life

On February 13, 1960, Pierluigi Collina was born in Bologna, Italy. As of now, he is already 62 years old and her zodiac sign is Aquarius. He was born to his father Luciana Collina and his mother Elia Collina.

Additionally, he was grown up in his hometown in Bologna. Thus, he attended the University of Bologna and graduated in 1984 with a degree in economics. Since his teenage, he was interested in football.

Also, he used to play as a central defender for a local team. In 1977, he took the course the referee, to pursue the course in it. He was affiliated at the highest level of regional matches, after 3 years of training. Moreover, he also completed his compulsory military service. Besides that, there are no data related to Pierluigi Collina’s childhood experience and early life.


As a referee officiating, Pierluigi Collina started his career at the high level of regional football matches. In 1988, he soon progressed to the national third division, Serie C1 and Serie C2.  Eventually, he officiated Serie B and Serie A matches. In addition, he also refereed the 1999 UEFA Champions League Final. It was a match between Bayern Munich and Manchester United.

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Caption: Pierluigi Collina during a match. Source: Getty Image

Thus, it was a match between Brazil and Germany. Soon, he started getting fame due to his work and also got many opportunities for work. In the 2004 UEFA Cup Final between Valencia and Marseille, he was referred. Hence, it is also his last major international tournament. Likewise, the match between Portugal-Slovakia was his last international match. Therefore, it was for a 2006 FIFA World Cup qualifier in Lisbon.

More about career

In May 2006 and September 2008, he referees the Soccer Aid matches for charity, even after his registration.  On August 24, 2005, he had his final competitive game as a Champions League qualifier. Thus, it was in the match between Everton and Villarreal. Likewise, since 2010, also has been head of referees for the Football Federation of Ukraine.

Besides that, he is also a member of the UEFA Referees Committee. Moreover, he is also a member of the Chairman of the FIFA referees committee. Furthermore, in 2002, he appeared in cartoon form in George Michael’s video “Shoot the Dog”.  Hence, the estimated net worth of Pierluigi Collina is $4 million.

Undoubtedly, the referee has been living a lavish and luxurious lie with his family. Also, Collina must have been earning a hefty amount of salary but, has not disclosed it yet.

Personal life

Pierluigi Collina is married to his wife named Gianna Collina. And, in 1988, he met his wife for the first time in Versilia. Since then, the couple has been together for more than 40 years. They are blessed with daughters but the name is yet to be unfolded. Along with his family, he is living in Forte de Marmi.

As of now, he and his family has been living a luxurious and delightful lifestyle. Also, he has rarely made any public appearance with his wife or other family members.

Body measurement and Social media

With a well-maintained body physique, Pierluigi Collina is very handsome. Likewise, he stands at a height of 6 feet 2 inches and weighs about 163 kg. Additionally, his body measurement is around 34-35-35 inches respectively.

Similarly, he wears a dress size of 6 US and a shoe size of 8 US. Pierluigi has a fair complexion with blad hairlines and sparkling blue eyes. Besides that, Pierluigi Collina is not seen as active on any social media platforms.

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Caption: Pierluigi Collina in the gym while maintaining his body. Source: Getty Image

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