Meet the referee: Boro v Xanthi

Last updated : 21 September 2005 By Reggie Holdsworth
Stefan Messner (Austria)
b. 13-12-1964

Messner has been refereeing since 1987 and was appointed to the FIFA list in 2001. He has officiated in numerous European games and a handful of internationals.

Not much more to say apart from he is Austrian so should know all about Emanuel Pogatetz.

The assistant referees and the fourth official are also from Austria.