Pride and honour are the two main emotions that Milorad Mažić felt on learning of his assignment to referee the UEFA Champions League final.
Mažić, married and the father of two sons, joined the international list in 2009.A company director in the meat industry, Mažić came into refereeing in his early 20s. He suffered a serious injury playing football.
He has already refereed two premium games on the football calendar – last year’s FIFA Confederations Cup final between Chile and Germany, and the 2016 UEFA Super Cup match pitting Real Madrid against Sevilla
Mažić will be accompanied in Kyiv by a Serbian refereeing team – assistant referees Milovan Ristić and Dalibor Djurdjević, and additional assistant referees Nenad Djokić and Danilo Grujić. Clément Turpin (France) is the fourth official, with Serbian reserve assistant referee Nemanja Petrović completing the refereeing line-up.