legendary soccer referee
The 2018 World Cup
The future of football
His career as the world's best referee
Dealing with pressure
Pierluigi Collina is one of the greatest soccer referees of all time and one of the game's most recognisable faces.
In a stellar career, he won FIFA's "Best Referee of the Year" six consecutive times and refereed top matches such as the the 2002 World Cup Final between Germany and Brazil, and the UEFA Cup final between Valencia and Olympique Marseille in 2004.
He also refereed the Champions League Final in 1999, the Olympic Final in Atlanta in 1996, and games during the 1998 World Cup and Euro 2000.
Pierluigi retired in 2005, but remains involved in football as an unpaid consultant to the Italian Football Referees Association, and as a member of the UEFA Referees Committee.
Known for his charisma, fairness and calming influence on the pitch, Pierluigi is a brilliant speaker who draws on his colourful career to entertain audiences and discuss what it takes to remain at the peak of your profession and cope with high-pressure situations.
He's a great choice for events in the run up to the 2018 World Cup.