Danny Desmond Makkelie is a Dutch professional football referee. Besides refereeing he works as a police inspector in Rotterdam and as a referee coach for the Royal Dutch Football Association. He has been a FIFA listed referee since 2011.
He took charge of the final of the 2012 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship as a UEFA Elite referee. On 18 August 2020, UEFA named 37-years old Makkelie as the referee for the 2020 UEFA Europa League Final between Sevilla and Inter Milan.
Previously, he was an additional assistant referee in the 2018 UEFA Europa League Final. He also refereed the semifinal between Brazil’s Palmeiras and Mexico’s UANL in the 2020 FIFA Club World Cup in Qatar.
Where is Danny Makkelie from?
Danny Desmond Makkelie is a Dutch professional football referee. Danny was born on January 28, 1983, in Willemstad, Curaçao.
Makkelie was criticised for a decision in the Euro 2020 semi-final between England and Denmark. He awarded England a contentious penalty in extra time for a foul on Raheem Sterling.