Deniz Aytekin

Deniz Aytekin

Aytekin in 2015
Born (1978-07-21) 21 July 1978
Nuremberg, West Germany[1]
Other occupation Business manager
Years League Role
2004– DFB Referee
2006– 2. Bundesliga Referee
2008– Bundesliga Referee
Years League Role
2011– FIFA listed Referee

Deniz Aytekin (born 21 July 1978) is a German football referee of Turkish origin who is based in Oberasbach.[2] He referees for TSV Altenberg of the Bavarian Football Association. He is a FIFA referee, and is ranked as a UEFA Elite group referee.

Refereeing career

Aytekin refereed his first Bundesliga match on 27 September 2008 when Hertha BSC played FC Energie Cottbus in Berlin. Energie Cottbus won the game 1–0, and Aytekin gave out four yellow cards, including one to Cottbus goalkeeper Gerhard Tremmel for time-wasting in the 90th minute.

Personal life

Aytekin lives in Oberasbach, Bavaria and is an internet entrepreneur.


  1. "Deniz Aytekin – Ein Top-Schiri im Sommer". Fussball-Kultur (in German). 1 July 2009. Retrieved 18 April 2013.
  2. "Schiedsrichter Deniz Aytekin: Aus der Provinz ins Olympiastadion". Der Spiegel. 10 August 2010. Retrieved 27 February 2013.
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