Who is Stephanie Frappart, the first female referee in the men’s FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar?

Stephanie Frappart is going to make history as the first woman referee to the men’s World Cup match. The French woman records history in the world of men’s football. She will take a charge game between Costa Rica vs. Germany on December 1. And she was assisted by Neuza Back of Brazil and Mexico’s Karen Díaz Medina. However, this will be not her first game as a referee. Prior to this, she took a role as referee in a Ligue 1 and UEFA Champions League game. Frappart also earned the recognition of Best Referee of the Year in a Global Dubai Soccer Awards. Let’s read about Stephanie Frappart bio, partner, married, career, journey to the FIFA World Cup as a referee and many other facts.

Take a look at Stephanie Frappart bio, early career, age

Stephanie Frappart was born 14 December 1983 which makes her age 39 years at this time. Her place of birth was Le-Plessis, Bouchard in France. She is of French nationality and belongs to the Roman ethnic group. There is no info available about her parents and siblings.

Since her childhood, she was passionate about sports, especially football. She grew up in Herblay-sur-Seine. At the age of 13, she started refereeing in youth games. By the age of 18, she took the responsibility of referee in the u19 games. Once she mentioned her referee career:

I started playing football at the age of 11, 3 years later I was curious to know the rules of football. I went to refereeing lessons for young people (7 and 9) on two Saturdays, then I started refereeing chick and junior matches. and I got caught up in the game and over time it became a passion. Then I had my first referee license in 1997.

For a few years, I reconciled refereeing and my career as a player. After a few years, I had to choose between the two. Considering that at that time women’s football was not very developed. I chose arbitration, I thought I had more chance to evolve in this environment”

Stephanie Frappart Professional Career as a Referee

Stephanie has been listed as a FIFA referee since 2009. And her passion towards the referee stopped her to play football. In 2011, she started referring men’s soccer in the French third division. In 2014, Frappart became the first woman to referee in Ligue 2, the second tier of men’s professional football held in France. She took a role as a referee at the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada.

Stephanie Frappart serves as a referee in UEFA Champions League match between Juventus and Dynamo Kyiv

On December 3, 2018, Frappart was appointed to officiate at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France. After the conclusion of the round of 16, there was that Frappart had been selected as one of 11 referees to remain for the remainder of the tournament. Frappart was appointed to referee the final of the tournament that was played on July 7, 2019. The game was between the United States and the Netherlands.

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In April 2019, there was the announcement that Stephanie would be the first female referee in Ligue 1, where she officiate the game between SC Amiens and RC Strasbourg. On August 2, 2019, she served as a referee game between Liverpool and Chelsea in UEFA 2019 Super Cup. Later on, she participated in several league matches.

On 2 December 2020, she was the first woman to referee a UEFA Champions League match, between Juventus and Dynamo Kyiv. Right after two years in 2022, she took a role of referee for the 2022 Coupe de France Final between Nice and Nantes.

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Stephanie Frappart journey to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022

Stephanie Frappart
Frappart became the first female official at a men’s World Cup earlier in the tournament Image-BBC

Talking about her FIFA World Cup journey as a referee, she is the talk of the town as she will serveas a referee match between Costa Rica and Germany in the FIFA World Cup 2022, Qatar. The game will be held on Thursday. And Neuza Back of Brazil and Mexico’s Karen Díaz Medina will be her assistant. Furthermore, she said in the interview:

“We know the pressure,” Frappart told BBC Sport before the tournament.

“But I think we will not change ourselves. Be calm, focused, concentrate, and don’t think too much about the media and everything, just be focused on the field.”

On 19 May 2022, she was selected for the officiating pool at the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Who is the partner of Stephanie Frappart? Is she married?

As Stephanie Frappart bags huge popularity in the FIFA World Cup 2022, Qatar. She is going to be a referee in the game between Costa Rica and Germany. It happened for the first time in the FIFA World Cup History.

Many of her fans are wondering about her partner, husband or children. It is sad to know that, Stephanie Frappart hasn’t shared a single piece of info about her personal life which includes her husband, partner or children. We couldn’t say anything exactly about her. She might be married or not. Just want to say to all of you just watch her on the field of FIFA World Cup 2022. Stay with us for further updates – runliveusa