Referee Luc Wouters has his last match in the Belgian football league in 2017 whistled. The mayor of Lummen place “with immediate effect” his career as a referee stop, so made the Royal Belgian Football association (belgian football association) Monday known.
The 48-year-old Wouters decided this weekend, when he and his fellow referees on winter training in Tubize was, to quit as a referee. “The combination of his job and the ever-higher demands on our referees made it for him, and more in a professional manner competitions to prepare for and to lead,” said the belgian football association. “We thank him for his years of service and wish him much success in his professional career.”
Wouters made his debut in 2002 at the highest level in Belgium, five years later whistled his first match in the Europa League. After a career of fifteen years, seven of which are also on the international level, the Lummenaar enough of it. On 17 december 2017, whistled he, with the Zulte Waregem-royal Antwerp (1-2) in his last duel.
Wouters has the intention to remain active in the scheidsrechterswereld. About that he will soon together with scheidsrechtersbaas Johan Verbist, so confirmed, the belgian football association.