DFB referee and entrepreneur
Deniz Aytekin is one of the most famous referees in Germany. European Football (Soccer) fans value his authentic demeanor, and players appreciate his ability to convey difficult decisions in an empathetic manner. In 2019 and 2022, he was voted DFB referee of the year. In 2017 he officiated the DFB Cup final between Borussia Dortmund and Eintracht Frankfurt. Deniz Aytekin is also an online entrepreneur. He is the co-founder and chairman of anwalt.de services AG, Germany's leading legal advice platform. He is also the founder and managing director of the online marketplace fitnessmarkt.de.