Picture : Barbara Steinhaus Number 1 !
IFFHS WORLD’S BEST WOMAN REFEREE OF THE DECADE 2011-2020 : BIBIANA STEINHAUS (GERMANY)
The IFFHS has devised an equitable method for determining THE WORLD’S BEST WOMAN REFEREE OF THE DECADE 2011-2020. It was taken in consideration the TOP 20 of each yearly ranking of each category concerned and allocated points to each place. So the first placed received 20 points, the second placed 19 points, the third placed 18 points …. And 1 point for the twentieth place. If the annual ranking comprised fewer than 20, no point will be awarded for the unoccupied places .
Adding the points from the individual years provides a World Ranking for the Period 2011 – 2020.
Four times winner of the IFFHS yearly Award of the World’s Best Referee (2013, 2014, 2017, 2018), Bibiana Steinhaus won sovereign the Ranking of THE WORLD’S BEST WOMAN REFEREE OF THE DECADE 2011-2020 !
In 2011, she was the first woman to referee a FIFA Women’s World Cup Final and in 2012, the first Woman to referee Summer Olympics Women’s Football Final ! In 2017, she became the first female in the History to referee a man game in the German Bundesliga and also the first woman to whistle a German men Super Cup Final betwenn FC Bayern München and Borussia Dortmund ! She announced there last September her retirement.
She was named on the FIFA referees list in 2005 and went on to officiate at a whole host of tournaments. She refereed not only at three FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cups ,but also at the last three FIFA Women’s World Cups, at Germany 2011, Canada 2015 and France 2019.
Switzerland's Esther Stäubli took the second place in the DECADE Ranking without winning a yearly Award. She was always in the TOP 10 of the World’s best each year (second in 2017 and 2020) and deserved this place. At the third place, Kateryna Monzul , winner in 2015 before French Stephanie Frappart, winner in 2019 and 2020. The 36-year-old referee is said to have been the first female referee to officiate Europe’s most prestigious and high-level soccer events.
RANKING IFFHS WORLD'S BEST WOMAN REFEREE OF THE DECADE 2011-2020
|Carol Anne CHENARD||Canada||69|
|Jana ADAMKOVA||Czech Republic||28|
|Anna Marie KEIGHLEY||New Zealand||27|
|Ok Ri HYANG||North Korea||18|