Football referees play a vital role in a football match. The referees not only controls the flow of the match but also enforce the Laws of the Game. In recent times female football referees got the attention of everyone for their awesome looks. In dummysports.com we selected hottest female football referees and ranked them in this top 10 list.
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1. Fernanda Colombo Uliana – Brazil
Another Brazilian on our list, Fernanda is a 28-year-old assistant referee in Campeonato Brasileiro Série A.
She has become an internet sensation with her model-like looks and her strength in a male-dominated industry. She is active and has immense knowledge about the game.
She once claimed that her goal was to work at the highest level in Brazil.
While the beauty of the game of soccer usually takes place between the lines, not running up and down them, one Brazilian is starting to draw eyes away from the action on the field.
2. Claudia Romani – Italy
Claudia Romani is a 35-year-old model and was regarded as the world’s sexiest referee. She is qualified to umpire fixtures in Italy’s Serie A and Serie B.
Claudia is originally a model but has shot to stardom across the world since becoming a referee.
she was voted as one of the 100 Sexiest Women on the Earth.
The Italian model-turned-referee has become an Instagram hit after posting a series of selfies and bikini pictures.
3. Aurélie Sarà Bollier – Switzerland
Aurélie Sarà Bollier is a 27-year-old professional referee in Switzerland, she is a full-time referee in (Swiss amateur leagues) and hopeful to make her career prominent. She gets a huge fan following due to her pretty looks.
A beautiful creature of Mother Nature, Europes sexiest football referee.
Aurélie recently told Blick that “I will never referee a professional game”.
4. Elena Tambini – Italy
Elena Tambani is a model and full-time football referees minor football leagues in Italy. She gets attention while doing her job as the official in the football match.
She is the referee in Italian Leagues and was officiated in Serie A, Italy’s equivalent of the Premier League in Britain.
Many football fans consider her as the most beautiful female referee in the world.
5. Sian Massey-Ellis – England
Sian Massey is a 32-year-old assistant referee in English Premier League. She has been in charge of a number of matches in the FA Women’s Superleague.
She has also officiated UEFA Women’s Champions League and FIFA Women’s World Cup qualification matches.
Ellis was all over the media in 2013 when she got Manchester United defender Rafael sent off for kicking Chelsea’s David Luiz.
6. Katie Patterson
Katie-Louise Patterson is a 24-year-old commenced her refereeing career in the Illawarra before moving off to the St George Football Association then on to the NSW State League Football Referees Branch and has officiated in the NPL Women’s 1 competition as well as the Westfield W-League amongst other leagues.
Football NSW Referees Manager Kris Griffith-Jones was happy that Patterson was getting her chance to shine in NSW’s top tier football competition for men.
“Katie’s performed really well in the IGA NPL NSW Mens 1 Grade 20s competition and finished up in the top five of the Westfield W-League referees which were a great achievement.
She also thinks there is a long way to go before more women will be recognized in the sport and added there needed to be more support for all referees.
‘It’s important we look at women’s football in a way that says the women’s game is not the ceiling for women officials,’ Patterson said.
7. Bibiana Steinhaus
Bibiana Steinhaus, the first woman to referee a soccer match in a top European league, acknowledges her pioneering status but does not embrace it.
Elena raised some eyebrows among football officials in 2015, when she posed in a bikini on the beach, cropped shorts and tight tops showing off her slim figure.
She was part of second division football for nearly ten years. And after officiating as the fourth official for years, she is now referee in a top-flight football league.
“It’s just about performance and your dedication and passion to go for it. Then it works. The possibilities are there,” she said.
8. Kari Seitz – USA
American professional soccer referee Kari Seitz was born on November 2, 1970, and is widely regarded as one of the most experienced female referees of all time.
She involved the fourth Women’s World Cup tournaments and three Olympic Games.
Seitz, about her own career, stated “It was less of a decision and more of an obligation.
My youth coach in 1985 required everyone on the team to become a referee in order to better understand the laws and the game itself.” Kari Seitz recently announced her retirement from international soccer in October 2013.
9. Amy Fearn – England
English football referee Amy Elizabeth Fearn was born on 20 November 1977 in Loughborough.
She started her refereeing career at the age of 14.
And eventually became the second only female official to be named as an assistant referee in English professional football.
The first female match referee of a Football League after the original referee Tony Bates suffered a calf strain on 9 February 2010 where Amy took over for the last 20 minutes of the match.
10. Kirsi Heikkinen – Finland
Kirsi Heikkinen was born on 26 September 1978 and is considered as one of the most experienced female football referees in the world.
Heikkinen refereed three matches of the World Cup’s UEFA qualifier and three more matches in the final tournament in 2011.
She was included as a match official of the Champions League twice consecutively in 2012 and 2013.
Heikkinen is known as a strict referee on the international matches while showing several cards in her referring career.
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