German policewoman is first top-flight female football ref

German policewoman is first top-flight female football ref

"It was always my dream as a referee to be active in the Bundesliga", Steinhaus said.

"It is on the one hand confirmation for the hard work I've done to get here, on the other hand also great incentive to continue to work".

BUNDESLIGA chiefs have confirmed Bibiana Steinhaus will become the country's first-ever female referee.

Bibiana Steinhaus will become the first woman referee in Bundesliga history when she officiates in Germany's first tier for the 2017-2018 season.

"When Lutz Michael Fröhlich [the head of German referees] informed me, I was quite speechless", Steinhaus told the official DFB website on Friday.

She also refereed the 2011 women's World Cup final and the women's 2012 Olympic final in London.

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The player, Kerem Demirbay, was roundly criticized for his remark and banned five games by the league.

Bundesliga and has acted as the fouth official in a number of top flight games.

Steinhaus coolly brushed Guardiola's arm off and the Spaniard was criticised in the German media for inappropriate conduct.

As well as refereeing, Steinhaus works as a police officer, but will now be taking charge of the likes of Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund.

"I am used to this pressure and am convinced I will find my feet quickly in the Bundesliga", she said. "My goal is that referees in professional football become normal and they simply belong to the game".

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