Stéphanie Frappart

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Stéphanie Frappart
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Full name Stéphanie Frappart
Born (1983-12-14) 14 December 1983 (age 35)
Val-d'Oise, France
Domestic
YearsLeagueRole
2014– Ligue 2 Referee
International
YearsLeagueRole
2011– FIFA listed Referee

Stéphanie Frappart (born 14 December 1983) is a French football referee. She is 164 cm (5 ft 4 12 in) tall and has been on the FIFA International Referees List since 2011. [1]

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References

  1. "Referees in Canada 2015™: STEPHANIE FRAPPART" (in French). FIFA. 4 June 2015. Retrieved 5 June 2015.
  2. "Stéphanie Frappart, première femme arbitre centrale de Ligue 2" (in French). L'Express (France). 22 May 2014. Retrieved 5 June 2015.
  3. "22 referees, 7 support referees and 44 assistant referees appointed for FIFA Women's World Cup 2015™". FIFA.com. 30 March 2015.
  4. "Referees and Assistant Referees for the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015™" (PDF). FIFA.com.