Alexander Gonchar (born May 25, 1969 in Tashkent, USSR) - Russian football referee. Gonchar started refereeing in 1991. He began working in professional football in 1992 as an assistant in the second division, and in 1995 - as the lead official. Has been refereeing games of the Russian Premier League since 2003. Has a national rank and a degree in physical education. Speaks English. International rank - FIFA referee. Has worked numerous international tournaments: UEFA Intertoto Cup, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Cup, qualifying round of the U-21 European championship.