Stephanie Frappert, made history by becoming the first woman to officiate a major men’s European match. Frappart who is a French football referee, has been on the FIFA International Referees List since 2009, and has refereed several high-profile matches.
The 35-year old arbitrator born in Val-d’Oise, France also refereed the women’s 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup final in France which the United States beat Netherlands 4-0 in July and has also taken charge of Ligue 1 matches since April.
Stephanie Frappart is the first woman to referee a major men’s UEFA match 👏 pic.twitter.com/kiZ3Quoh9J
— B/R Football (@brfootball) August 14, 2019
Frappart officiated the game alongside Michelle O’Neill and Manuela Nicolosi who both acted as her assistant referees as Jurgen Klopp-led Liverpool Football Club lifted the UEFA Super Cup trophy following their 2-2 (5-4 on penalties) victory over 2018/19 UEFA Europa League winners Chelsea, at the Vodafone Park in Istanbul Turkey.
Goals from Oliver Giroud for Chelsea and Saido Mane for Liverpool in either half ensured the game got into extra time.
Mane scored for Liverpool again but a Jorginho equalizer from the spot meant the game was to be settled by the lottery of penalties. Liverpool would go on to win the penalty shootouts 5-4 as Tammy Abraham missed the only spot kick of ten played.
History is made in tonight's blockbuster #SuperCup. It's the first time two English teams meet in the curtainraiser match. For the first time, a female referee officiates a men's soccer final. Trailblazing Stephanie Frappart regarded as the best female referee did not disappoint pic.twitter.com/eDxdXDprbx
— 𝗔𝗹𝗶 𝗔𝘄𝗗𝗼𝗹𝗹 (@AwDoll) August 14, 2019
“I think gender is irrelevant. If the quality is there, and it is there, then it doesn’t really matter.”
– VVD on Stephanie Frappart becoming the first female referee to take charge of a European men’s game 🙌⚽️ pic.twitter.com/g3dVsXmPbd
— The Women's Org. (@TheWomensOrg) August 14, 2019
That history-making feeling 🤝
— FIFA Women's World Cup (@FIFAWWC) August 14, 2019
— Latifat Adebayo Ohio (@Phatill) August 14, 2019
UEFA Super Cup referee Stephanie Frappart has the full support of both managers heading into Wednesday's match 👇 pic.twitter.com/ISYePyYbQ1
— Goal (@goal) August 14, 2019
“I hope it serves as an example to female referees, and to any young girls who may aspire to be a referee.”
It absolutely will, Stéphanie 💪https://t.co/ULK7k0oom6
— UEFA (@UEFA) August 13, 2019
Stéphanie Frappart was a icon in this final pic.twitter.com/zcVNEHhfyJ
— 2000Kid:Est 2019 (@2000KidHQ) August 14, 2019