Kim Milton Nielsen (born August 3, 1960 in Copenhagen, Denmark) is a former international football referee. Events 8 - Roman Empire General Tiberius defeats Dalmatians on the river Bathinus. Year 1960 ( MCMLX) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Copenhagen (ˌkəʊpənˈheɪgən ˌkəʊpənˈhɑːgən ˈkəʊpənˌheɪgən ˈkəʊpənˌhɑːgən kʰøb̥ənˈhɑʊ̯ˀn kʰøb̥m̩ˈhɑʊ̯ˀn is the capital and largest city The Kingdom of Denmark ( ˈd̥ænmɑɡ̊ (archaic ˈd̥anmɑːɡ̊ commonly known as Denmark, is a country in the Scandinavian region of northern Europe A referee presides over a game of Association football. The referee has "full authority to enforce the Laws of the Game in connection with the match to which An IT manager by trade, Nielsen is noted for his impressive height of 1. Information technology ( IT) as defined by the Information Technology Association of America (ITAA is "the study design development implementation support 96m, making him taller than most players. Nielsen began refereeing at 15 years of age, as he wanted to know the Laws of Football. The Laws of the Game are the rules governing a game of Association football.  A decade later, he began taking charge of Danish top-flight games, and he was awarded his FIFA international badge in 1988 when he was still in his late 20s. The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (French for International Federation of Association Football)
His career includes 154 internationals and 53 UEFA Champions League games – the highest number of appearances for a referee in that competition. See also List of European Cup and UEFA Champions League winners The UEFA Champions League, which evolved from the European Champion Clubs' Cup is a seasonal club  In 1993, he earned his first major UEFA call-up for the UEFA Super Cup first leg between SV Werder Bremen and FC Barcelona. The Union of European Football Associations (Union des associations européennes de football is the administrative and controlling body for European football. The European Super Cup ( UEFA Super Cup) is at stake in an annual football game between the reigning champions of the UEFA Cup and the Champions Werder Bremen is a German sports club best known for its football team playing in Bremen, in the northwest German federal state of the Fútbol Club Barcelona ( Catalan fudˈbɔɫ ˌklup bəɾsəˈlonə Spanish ˈfutβol ˌkluβ baɾθeˈlona known familiarly as Barça (Spanish ˈbaɾsa Catalan An appointment for a final followed the next year - the 1994 UEFA Cup final first leg between SV Austria Salzburg and Inter Milan. The UEFA Cup is a football competition for European club teams organised by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA. Football Club Internazionale Milano, most commonly referred to as simply Internazionale, or Inter, is an Italian professional football club
Nielsen refereed the Russia-Germany match at UEFA Euro 96 in England, and followed this up with duty at the 1998 FIFA World Cup in France. The Russia national football team (Сборная России по футболу is the national football team of Russia controlled by the Football Union of The German national football team (Die deutsche Fußballnationalmannschaft From 1950 to 1990 the team was also informally called West Germany in English as since The 1996 UEFA European Football Championship ( Euro 96) was hosted by England. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland The 1998 FIFA World Cup, the 16th staging of the World Cup was held in France from June 10 to July 12 after 60 years to celebrate the third edition scheduled This article is about the country For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic France topics. He took charge of two matches, including the clash between England and Argentina in Saint-Étienne, where he is remembered for sending off England's David Beckham for kicking out at Argentina's Diego Simeone after the Argentinian had fouled him. The English national football team represents England in international football and is controlled by The Football Association, the governing body for football The Argentina national football team is the national football team of Argentina and is controlled by the Asociación del Fútbol Argentino (AFA Saint-Étienne ( Sant-Etiève in Arpitan) is a city in the central eastern part of France, 60 km (40 miles southwest of Lyon. David Robert Joseph Beckham, and is also a member of the England national team. |- International career For the Argentine team, Simeone amassed 106 caps the first coming in 1988 England went on to lose the match on penalties, and Beckham was blamed and vilified by the English tabloids for causing the loss as a result of his sending-off. A tabloid is a Newspaper industry term which refers to a smaller newspaper format per spread to a weekly or semi-weekly alternative newspaper that focuses on local-interest He was noted as the newsmaker of June 1998 on the BBC website where he gave his thoughts about the match and Beckham's sending off. 
At UEFA Euro 2000, Nielsen was put in charge of the Germany-Romania and Turkey-Belgium encounters, although the latter match ended in disappointment as he was forced out of the competition with a leg injury. The 2000 UEFA European Football Championship, or Euro 2000, was the 11th UEFA European Football Championship, which is held every four years and organized by The Romania national football team is the national football team of Romania and is controlled by the Romanian Football Federation. The Turkish national football team is the national football team of the Republic of Turkey and is controlled by the Turkish Football Federation. The Belgium national football team is the national football team of Belgium and is controlled by the Belgian Football Association.  The 2002 FIFA World Cup represented another milestone, as he officiated the semi-final between Brazil and Turkey. The 2002 FIFA World Cup, the 17th staging of the World Cup, was held in South Korea and Japan from May 31 to June 30. The Brazil national football team is the national team of Brazil and is managed by the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF that represents Brazil in international The Turkish national football team is the national football team of the Republic of Turkey and is controlled by the Turkish Football Federation.
He received another accolade after being appointed as the referee for the 2003-04 UEFA Champions League final between AS Monaco FC and FC Porto. The Association Sportive de Monaco Football Club is a Monegasque football club founded in 1919 Futebol Clube do Porto ( pron futɨ'bɔɫ 'klub(ɨ du 'poɾtu - short FC Porto or FCP - is a Portuguese Sports club best known He was on duty in Portugal as one of the 12 UEFA Euro 2004 referees. Portugal, officially the Portuguese Republic (República Portuguesa is a country on the Iberian Peninsula. The 2004 UEFA European Football Championship (or just Euro 2004) was the twelfth edition of the UEFA European Football Championship, a quadrennial football
Nielsen attracted further controversy in a UEFA Champions League 2005-06 Group Stage match between Spanish side Villarreal CF and Manchester United, when he immediately showed a second yellow card and sent off Manchester United's Wayne Rooney for sarcastically clapping in his face after he had initially been shown a yellow card. Villarreal Club de Fútbol, usually abbreviated to Villarreal, is a Spanish Primera División football club based in Villarreal Wayne Mark Rooney (born 24 October 1985 in Croxteth, Liverpool, Merseyside) is an English footballer who currently plays for English Premier 'Even sarcastic play is not allowed, the referee cannot accept that,' Nielsen said of his decision to BBC Radio 5 Live. 
In 2006, Nielsen reached the UEFA regulated age limit of 45. He ended his UEFA refereeing career on May 16, 2006, following the last game of the Danish Superliga championship. The Danish Superliga is the current Danish football championship tournament and administered by the Danish Football Association.