Stèphanie Frappart has found her way into the history books as she has been confirmed as the referee for the UEFA Super Cup between English giants, Chelsea and Liverpool. The game will be played on the 14th of August at the Vodafone Arena in Turkey.
Frappart is a French referee who has been on the FIFA international Referees list since 2009. Since 2011, she has refereed matches in the third division of men’s football in France.
She achieved a milestone in 2014 when she became the first woman to officiate in France’s Ligue 2. She has also officiated in the 2015 Women’s world cup which was staged in Canada as well as the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup which was staged in France wherein she officiated in the final between the United States and France.
Again, she reached another career milestone when in April 2019, it was announced that she would become the first female referee in League 1. She officiated her first League 1 game which involved SC Amiens and RC Strasbourg on 28th April 2019.
In a more outstanding accomplishment, she has been named as the referee for the UEFA Super Cup clash between Chelsea and Liverpool – and in effect, she will become the first ever female official to referee a major men’s UEFA match.