Category: Women in Football

A female referee in male football matches

female referee
A female referee in a match of two male teams is not rare in the lower classes, but in the top and professional leagues.

This alphabetically sorted overview presents these current and previous female pioneers.

Hints about further female referees to be added are welcome to me or here in the comments.

Dagmar Damková

Born in the Czech Republic in 1974, she started playing football at the age of 14 and became a referee at 21. She was the first female referee to whistle competitive matches in men’s football in the Czech Republic (first time in October 2003). In 2011, the English teacher ended her career as a referee and became the first female member of the UEFA Referees’ Committee.

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