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Stephanie Frappart named first woman to officiate at men’s European Championships

Stephanie Frappart will become the first female official to officiate at a men’s European Championships this summer after UEFA confirmed the list of referees for this year’s tournament.

The female referee will be involved as a support match official, working either as a fourth official or a reserve assistant referee at the tournament.

In the past two years, Frappart became the first female to referee a Ligue 1 match, a Champions League match, and a World Cup qualifier.


Frappart oversaw the Netherlands’ 2-0 win over Latvia in March, becoming the first woman to referee a men’s World Cup Qualifier.

In 2019, the 37-year-old refereed the UEFA Super Cup game between Liverpool and Chelsea and the Women’s World Cup final when the Netherlands lost to the USA.

She took charge of Leicester City’s clash with Ukrainian side Zorya Luhansk in her debut Europa League game last October.

Meanwhile, premier League officials Michael Oliver and Anthony Taylor have been named among the 18 referees for Euro 2020 which has been rescheduled to take place from June 11 to July 11 later this year.

Both Taylor, 42, and Oliver, 36, will be making their debuts at a major international tournament.

Stephanie Frappart was born on December 14, 1983. She is a French football referee.  She has been on the FIFA International Referees List since 2009 and has refereed several high-profile matches.

Stephanie Frappart became the first woman to referee a major men’s European match and a French Ligue 1 match, both in 2019, and the first woman to officiate a UEFA Champions League match in 2020.

In 2021, Frappart became the first woman to take charge of a men’s World Cup Qualifying match.

Since 2011, Stephanie Frappart has refereed matches in the Championnat National, the third division of men’s football in France.

In 2014, Frappart became the first woman to referee in Ligue 2, the second tier of professional men’s football in France. She served as a referee at the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada.


On December 3rd 2018, Frappart was appointed to officiate in the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France.

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