|Full name||Kateryna Volodymyrivna Monzul|
5 July 1981|
Kharkiv, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
|2011–||Ukrainian First League||Referee|
|2016–||Ukrainian Premier League||Referee|
Monzul is 167 cm (5 ft 5 1⁄2 in) tall, speaks fluent English, and has a degree in architecture and town planning from Kharkiv National Academy of Municipal Economy. She took charge of her first international match in September 2005, Finland versus Poland in the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup qualififiers. She first refereed in a final tournament at UEFA Women's Euro 2009, while at the 2011 World Cup she served as a fourth official.
The 2013 UEFA Women's Euro's Norway versus Denmark semifinal marked her first performance in a major nations tournament's final stages. The following year she refereed the 2014 UEFA Women's Champions League Final. In 2014, she was voted second in the International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS) World's Best Woman Referee poll behind Bibiana Steinhaus.
Monzul refereed the opening match of the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, marking her debut in the competition as main referee, in which she awarded a controversial injury time penalty kick to host nation Canada who scored to beat China 1–0. She also refereed the final on 5 July 2015 between the United States and Japan. In 2015, she was named as the IFFHS World’s Best Woman Referee.
On 3 April 2016, Monzul started working in the Ukrainian Premier League, in a match between Chornomorets Odesa and Volyn Lutsk. In doing so, she became the first female referee in the elite men's Ukrainian football division.
On December 3, 2018, it was announced that Monzul had been appointed to be a referee for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup in France. After the conclusion of the round of 16, FIFA announced that Monzul was selected as one of 11 referees who would be assigned to matches during the final 8 matches of the tournament.
International competition record
- Teams in bold progressed past the stage
|Competition||Qualifiers||Group stage||Round of 16||Quarterfinals||Semifinals||Final|
|2007 FIFA World Cup||Finland 3–1 Poland
Belarus 1–2 Iceland
|2009 UEFA Euro||Serbia 0–8 France
Austria 0–4 Norway
Italy 3–0 Hungary
|Germany 5–1 France
Sweden 1–1 England
|2011 FIFA World Cup||Israel 1–2 Switzerland
Finland 4–1 Portugal
France 0–0 Italy
Italy 1–0 Switzerland
|2013 UEFA Euro||Belgium 0–1 Norway
Spain 2–2 Germany
Czech Republic 0–2 Denmark
Bosnia-Herzegovina 0–2 Poland
|Spain 3–2 England
Denmark 1–1 Finland
|Norway 1–1 Denmark (4–2 p aet) |
|2015 FIFA World Cup||Sweden 2–0 Poland
Spain 2–0 Italy
Netherlands 1–1 Belgium
Switzerland 3–0 Iceland
Austria 3–1 Finland
Germany 2–0 Republic of Ireland
Scotland 1–2 Netherlands
|Canada 1–0 China PR
United States 1–0 Nigeria
|Japan 1–0 Australia
||United States 5–2 Japan |
|2017 UEFA Euro||Sweden 1–0 Denmark
Romania 1–1 Portugal (aet)
|Denmark 1–0 Belgium
Germany 2–1 Italy
England 2–1 Portugal
|Denmark 0–0 Austria (3–0 p aet) |
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- "Kateryna MONZUL". FIFA. Retrieved 17 April 2015.
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