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Roelof Luinge in charge of anniversary match N.E.C. - PSV (

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Roelof Luinge will be in charge of PSV's clash with N.E.C. in Nijmegen. The referee celebrates a significant milestone this Saturday when he controls his 500th game in the Dutch Eredivisie. The 53-year-old has enjoyed a long career. He made his debut as a referee in professional football in 1983 when he took charge of First Division game NAC ' VVV (0-0).
Debut in 1985
Roelof Luinge took charge of his first match in the Dutch Eredivisie on 2 June 1985, when FC Utrecht beat Go Ahead Eagles 2-0 on the last matchday of the 1984/85 season. 'I have been in charge of 500 games in the Eredivisie in 25 seasons and I must admit am proud of what I have accomplished', says Luinge. 'Refereeing is my passion; that's why I have been able to keep up the good work.' Luinge's anniversary match will not go unnoticed and officials of the KNVB, the Dutch Football Association, will congratulate him after the game with this milestone in an appropriate way.