The UEFA Referees Committee has announced that Slovenian official Damir Skomina will referee the 2017 UEFA Europa League final between Ajax and Manchester United on 24 May.
Skomina, 40, has been an international referee since 2003. He was part of the UEFA EURO 2016 refereeing team, overseeing four games including Iceland’s last-16 win against England and the quarter-final between Wales and Belgium.
This season Skomina officiated at six UEFA Champions League matches, including the quarter-final second leg between Monaco and Borussia Dortmund. He has taken charge of six semi-finals in the UEFA Champions League or UEFA Europa League over the past five campaigns, but this will be his first final.
2017 UEFA Europa League final refereeing team
Referee: Damir Skomina (SVN)
Assistants: Jure Praprotnik, Robert Vukan (both SVN)
Fourth official: Gianluca Rocchi (ITA)
Additional assistants: Matej Jug, Slavko Vinčić (both SVN)
Reserve assistant referee: Tomaž Klančnik (SVN)
Previous UEFA Europa League final referees
2010: Atlético 2-1 Fulham – Nicola Rizzoli (ITA)
2011: Porto 1-0 Braga – Carlos Velasco Carballo (ESP)
2012: Atlético 3-0 Athletic – Wolfgang Stark (GER)
2013: Chelsea 2-1 Benfica – Björn Kuipers (NED)
2014: Sevilla 0-0 Benfica, 4-2 on pens – Felix Brych (GER)
2015: Sevilla 3-2 Dnipro – Martin Atkinson (ENG)
2016: Sevilla 3-1 Liverpool – Jonas Eriksson (SWE)