Stéphanie Frappart

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Stéphanie Frappart
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Frappart in 2017
Full name Stéphanie Frappart
Born (1983-12-14) 14 December 1983 (age 38)
Le Plessis-Bouchard, France[1]
Domestic
Years League Role
2011– Championnat National Referee
2014– Ligue 2 Referee
2019– Ligue 1 Referee
2019 2019 UEFA Super Cup Referee
International
Years League Role
2009– FIFA listed Referee

Stéphanie Frappart (born 14 December 1983) is a French football referee. She has been on the FIFA International Referees List since 2009,[2] and has refereed several high-profile matches. She 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.[3] In 2021 Frappart became the first woman to take charge of a men's World Cup Qualifying match.[4]

Career[edit]

Since 2011, Frappart has refereed matches in the Championnat National, the third division of men's football in France.[5] In 2014, Frappart became the first woman to referee in Ligue 2, the second tier of professional men's football in France.[5] She served as a referee at the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup in Canada.[6][7]

On 3 December 2018, Frappart was appointed to officiate in the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup in France.[8] After the conclusion of the round of 16, it was announced that Frappart had been selected as one of 11 officials that would be retained for the remainder of the tournament.[9] Frappart would go on to be appointed to referee the final of the tournament which was contested on 7 July 2019 between the United States and the Netherlands.[10]

In April 2019, it was announced that she would become the first female referee in Ligue 1,[11] with her first game coming on 28 April 2019, when she officiated a game between SC Amiens and RC Strasbourg.[12] On 2 August 2019, Frappart was appointed to referee the 2019 UEFA Super Cup between Liverpool and Chelsea.[13][14] In doing so she became the first woman to officiate in a major men's European match.[15] On 11 November 2019, Frappart officiated the second leg of the inaugural Champions Cup competition, between the league winners of the League of Ireland Premier Division and the NIFL Premiership.[16] The match saw the Republic of Ireland's champions Dundalk beat Northern Ireland's champions Linfield 6–0, with Frappart showing two yellow cards.[17]

On 2 December 2020, she became the first woman to referee a UEFA Champions League match, between Juventus and Dynamo Kyiv.[18] In March 2021, Frappart officiated the second leg of the UEFA Women's Champions League match between Atlético Madrid and Chelsea.[19] Later that month, she became the first woman to officiate a FIFA World Cup qualifier, in a match between the Netherlands and Latvia.[20]

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Les premières de la première". www.fff.fr. Retrieved 7 January 2021.
  2. ^ FIFA.com. "Football Development - Refereeing - Mission and Goals". FIFA.com. Archived from the original on 12 May 2015. Retrieved 4 July 2019.
  3. ^ "Frappart prva sutkinja u povijesti Lige prvaka". sport.hrt.hr. Retrieved 25 December 2020.
  4. ^ "Frappart becomes first woman EVER to referee World Cup qualifier".
  5. ^ a b "Stéphanie Frappart, première femme arbitre centrale de Ligue 2" (in French). L'Express (France). 22 May 2014. Retrieved 5 June 2015.
  6. ^ "22 referees, 7 support referees and 44 assistant referees appointed for FIFA Women's World Cup 2015™". FIFA.com. 30 March 2015. Archived from the original on 31 March 2015.
  7. ^ "Referees and Assistant Referees for the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015™" (PDF). FIFA.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 April 2015.
  8. ^ FIFA.com. "FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019™ - News - Match officials appointed for FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019™ - FIFA.com". www.fifa.com. Retrieved 18 June 2019.
  9. ^ "Refereeing - Media briefing" (PDF). FIFA.com. Retrieved 26 June 2019.
  10. ^ FIFA.com. "FIFA Women's World Cup 2019™ - News - Frappart: Final role a huge source of pride - FIFA.com". www.fifa.com. Retrieved 8 July 2019.
  11. ^ "Stephanie Frappart first woman to referee Ligue 1 match". 24 April 2019 – via www.bbc.co.uk.
  12. ^ "Ligue of her own: Female ref makes historic debut". ESPN.com. 28 April 2019. Retrieved 19 June 2019.
  13. ^ "Stéphanie Frappart to break new ground by refereeing Liverpool v Chelsea in Super Cup". The Guardian. 2 August 2019. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2 August 2019.
  14. ^ "Stephanie Frappart: Female referee to take charge of Uefa Super Cup". BBC Sport. 2 August 2019. Retrieved 2 August 2019.
  15. ^ "Stephanie Frappart 'not afraid' of Super Cup between Chelsea and Liverpool". BBC Sport. 14 August 2019. Retrieved 14 August 2019.
  16. ^ O'Hehir, Paul (17 October 2019). "Women's World Cup final referee Stephanie Frappart set to officiate Dundalk v Linfield decider". Irish Mirror. Retrieved 17 October 2019.
  17. ^ "Dundalk vs. Linfield - 11 November 2019 - Soccerway". 11 November 2019 – via ie.soccerway.com.
  18. ^ Sriram, Arvind (1 December 2020). "Stephanie Frappart to become first woman to referee a men's Champions League game". The Independent. Retrieved 2 December 2020.
  19. ^ "Matches - 04 March 2021 - UEFA". Retrieved 5 March 2021.
  20. ^ "Netherlands 2–0 Latvia". BBC Sport. 27 March 2021.
  21. ^ "IFFHS AWARDS 2019 – THE WORLD'S BEST WOMAN REFEREE : STEPHANIE FRAPPART (FRANCE)". IFFHS. 25 November 2019. Retrieved 28 November 2019.
  22. ^ "THE WORLD'S BEST WOMAN REFEREE 2020 - STEPHANIE FRAPPART (FRANCE)". IFFHS. 6 December 2020. Retrieved 9 December 2020.
  23. ^ "IFFHS WOMEN'S WORLD BEST REFEREE 2021 - STEPHANIE FRAPPART". www.iffhs.com. 4 December 2021. Archived from the original on 4 December 2021. Retrieved 4 December 2021.

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Sporting positions
France Stéphanie Frappart
Preceded by 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup Final Referee Succeeded by
Preceded by 2019 UEFA Super Cup Referee Succeeded by