This is a first and historic step forward for the French Men’s Football Cup. On May 7, the final of Nantes-Nice will be whistled by a woman in the Stade de France. This is Stéphanie Frappart, a 38-year-old international referee. The proposal of the Federal Commission of Referees has just been validated by the French Football Federation (FFF). For the executive committee, this designation is “rewards both his serious work and his achievements”.
Do not forget that on April 28, 2019, Stéphanie Frappart was also the first Frenchwoman to referee a professional men’s match, in Ligue 1, many historic appearances in the football world since that day. Second example to date, August 14, 2019, when she was on the whistle of the European Super Cup, or even December 2, 2020, where she whistled the Champions League match. A few days ago, Stéphanie Frappart also learned that she would be performing at the Women’s Euro 2022, which will take place in England from 6 to 31 July.