Germany's Steinhaus becomes first female ref in Europe's top leagues

 10 Sep 2017 - 16:42

Germany's Steinhaus becomes first female ref in Europe's top leagues

AFP

Berlin: Germany's Bibiana Steinhaus made history on Sunday by becoming the first female referee to officiate a match in a top European league.

The 38-year-old police officer became the first woman to ref a top-tier match in the German, English, French, Italian or Spanish leagues when she took charge of Hertha Berlin's home Bundesliga match against Werder Bremen.