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Andre Urbing

Andre Urbing grew up in an orphanage. “I received a lot of help and love there,” recalls the 62-year-old. “I wanted to be able to give a little bit back.” With that in mind, the Luxembourger, who received a diploma from the Luxembourg football association (FLF) in January after refereeing his 2,000th match, has been donating his match fees to Doctors without Borders, an organisation that is active all over the world, since January 1995. “I referee about three or four football games every week,” explains Urbing, “and am paid about 20 or 30 euros for each match.” So far, the generous match official has donated around 60,000 euros to the grateful institution. Quite an impressive gesture.