Bjorn Kuipers has been named as the referee for the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid.
The 41-year-old Kuipers has been a FIFA referee since 2006, AS reports, and has taken charge of two Madrid games, neither of which saw Los Blancos come out victorious. He has never refereed an Atletico game.
Both Madrid games officiated by Kuipers were in the 2011-12 Champions League, a 1-1 draw with CSKA Moscow and the 4-1 defeat to Borussia Dortmund in the first-leg of the semi-final.
This season Kuipers has overseen Schalke’s 3-2 win over PAOK, Bayern Munich’s 3-1 win over Manchester City, and Arsenal’s 1-0 win over Dortmund.
Kuipers’ only knockout stage game was Manchester United’s 3-0 win against Olympiakos.
He was also the referee for the Confederations Cup final between Brazil and Spain in 2013, sending off Gerard Pique in Brazil’s 3-0 win, and 2013’s Europa League final between Chelsea and Benfica.
The Champions League final takes place on May 24 in Lisbon.