Many people know Sergei Karasev as a football referee. Before determining the outcome of football matches, Sergey Karasev received a law degree. Everything in order.
Education, early career
Sergey Gennadievich Karasev was born in Moscow on June 12, 1979. Now he is 39 years old, 23 of which he devoted to football and everything that is connected with it. Of course, Sergei has never been a professional footballer. The case was limited only to amateur football. After playing in the league of the same amateurs as himself, for the MISS team (now the Moscow State University of Civil Engineering) and having mastered the profession of a lawyer, in 1999 Sergey Karasev entered the Football Arbiter Center, which he successfully graduated 3 years later.
In 2000, Sergei Karasev moved, as they say, from theory to practice, becoming an assistant to the chief referee of the matches of the second division (the third-ranked division of professional football in Russia). A year later, he himself became the chief referee of the matches of the same second division.
Well, after that, about the same scenario of the development of events, and now it's 2006, when Sergey Karasev became the chief referee of the matches of the first division.
Not far off was the debut in the Premier League (the country's top football division). It took place on April 6, 2008 in the Krylia Sovetov - Luch-Energia match. In this game, luck was on the side of the hosts, who won 2-1. By the way, in that match, Russian Collina showed only 5 yellow cards.
Thus, over 8 years, Karasev's career has lined up in such a way that now only the laziest football lover does not know him.
And then everything was like in a fairy tale, if not about Cinderella, then some other hero. In 2010, Sergei received the status of a FIFA referee. And since 2015, it has been consistently included in the elite category of UEFA referees. All this means that since then he has become an international referee, which allowed him to referee matches not only in the domestic championship.
By the way, at the 2018 home World Cup, Sergei won the game between the national teams of Australia and Peru, which ended with a score of 2-0 in favor of the Peruvians. In that match, Sergei Karasev wrote out 6 warnings to the players of both teams.
For many football referees, working at the World Championships is the crown of a career and, it would seem, you can rest on your laurels, but Sergey is only 39 years old, and, unlike football players whose career is already ending at this age, Sergey is determined to continue practicing his life's work. The 2020 European Championship is ahead.
Family, personal life
Sergey is a loving husband and reliable father. In a joint marriage, the spouses had a son and a daughter. From the words of Sergei himself, you can find out that his son is actively involved in football (his father's love for this sport is only inherited), and his daughter is diligently studying the synthesizer at a music school.
According to Sergei, sometimes the family experiences difficult moments associated with his work - frequent separations justified by constant business trips, during which our famous referee prepares for certain matches.
Sell a whistle, buy glasses
A football referee is a creative job, no doubt about it. True, not many people like this creativity. To be an arbiter means to withstand a colossal flurry of criticism from almost everyone who was involved in a particular game. Whether it be the players, the coaching staff of the playing teams, or it can be about those who were not on the field, but who so fiercely supported their team on a soft home chair, the referee, one way or another, will get from everyone.
But, looking at the path that Sergei Karasev has done, it is safe to say that this person is not one of the timid. And the point here is far from a lawyer's education.