Kateryna Monzul Biography – Kateryna Monzul Wiki
Kateryna Monzul (full name Kateryna Volodimerivna Monzul) is a Ukrainian football referee. She became a FIFA referee in 2004. She has been working as a referee in the Ukrainian Premier League since 2016 and the Ukrainian First League since 2011.
She took charge of her first international match in September 2005 in the 2007 FIFA Women’s World Cup qualifiers between Finland and Poland. She first refereed in a final tournament at UEFA Women’s Euro 2009, while at the 2011 World Cup she served as a fourth official.
She has also refereed in the 2013 UEFA Women’s Euro, the 2014 UEFA Women’s Champions League Final, the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup, the UEFA Women’s Euro 2017, the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, and the UEFA Nations League.
Kateryna Monzul and France’s Stéphanie Frappart became the first female match officials to take charge of men’s FIFA World Cup™ qualifiers. Frappart refereed the match between the Netherlands and Latvia in Amsterdam on 27 March 2021, while Monzul oversaw the encounter between Austria and the Faroe Islands in Vienna on 28 March 2021.
Pierluigi Collina, the chairman of the FIFA Referees Committee said in a statement: “Although they already had some matches in important men’s competitions under their belts, officiating a FIFA World Cup qualifier for the first time is special and is something to be very proud of. They have worked very hard in recent years and these appointments are recognition for the good job that they have done.”
In 2014, she was voted second in the International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS) World’s Best Woman Referee. In 2015, she was named as the IFFHS World’s Best Woman Referee. She holds a degree in architecture and town planning from Kharkiv National Academy of Municipal Economy.
Kateryna Monzul Age
She was born on July 5, 1981, in Kharkiv, Ukraine.
Kateryna Monzul Height
She stands at a height of 5 feet 5 1⁄2 inches (167 cm).
Kateryna Monzul Nationality
She is of Ukrainian nationality.