There are some beautiful women who play football – but there are also beautiful women who work as officials in football matches. We made a selection for you of the 10 hottest and most sexy female football referees in the world!
1. Fernanda Colombo Uliana (Brazil)
Va-Va-VOOM! The 29-year old is the sweetheart of football fans all around the world.
The blue-eyed babe is one of the top female referees in Brazil, currently officiating in the Brasileirao.
The blonde bombshell has formerly worked as a sports journalist and commentator before taking up duties as a lines-woman, receiving mainstream success during the 2014 Copa do Brasil.
Fernanda was appointed as an official FIFA judge during the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
2. Sian Massey-Ellis (England)
Undoubtedly the most recognizable face on the list, Massey regularly officiates matches in the most popular league in the world, The Barclays Premier League.
Born in Coventry, England, she turned professional in 2010 and since then has acted in the capacity of an assistant referee or lines-woman. Massey has officiated in numerous competitions in both men’s and women’s football including: English Football League Trophy, FIFA Women’s World Cup and UEFA Women’s Champions League.
In October 2019, she became the first English female to officiate in a men’s European tie during a UEFA Europa League match between PSV Eindhoven and LASK.
3. Elena Tambini (Italy)
The 30-year old Italian stunner took charge of some matches in Italy’s lower leagues during her earlier days in the game.
Nowadays she acts as a television presenter for Italian football.
But we’re hearing she might get a call back to boost Serie A viewership! Eat your heart out Cristiano.
4. Lucy Oliver (England)
Lucy Oliver is none other than, you guessed it! Premier League referee Michael Oliver’s better-half.
Although she’s a sight for sore on the telly, she can also leave people with their heads scratching, with Lucy recently failing to send off a Brighton’s Kayleigh Green despite booking her twice! Sort it out Michael.
5. Claudia Umpierrez (Uruguay)
Meet 38-year old Uruguayan beauty Claudia Umpierrez. The ravishing South American was born into a football family, her father was a coach, and her uncle was a professional footballer who plied his trade in France.
She began working under FIFA sanctioned tournaments in 2010, and in 2016 became the first women to referee an Uruguayan Primera División game.
6. Aurélie Sarà Bollier
The stunning Swiss miss is yet to officiate a professional football game but that was never a requirement to get on this list now was it? We’ll let you decide but here’s a few shots from her steamy shoot with Maxim to help make up your mind!
You know what? She’s not a bad ref either!
7. Stéphanie Frappart (French)
Born in the northern France Stéphanie Frappart is one of the most accomplished female referees in the world. A pioneer, she began her career in the lower divisions of French football and rose in rank to become first female official in Ligue 2.
Frappart went on to officiate the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup final in France between USA and the Netherlands.
She hit a career milestone toward the end of 2020 when she was appointed referee in the UEFA Champions League match between Juventus and Dynamo Kyiv, making her the first female to achieve the feat.
8. Bibiana Steinhaus (Germany)
The 41-year old female official from Germany played as a footballer for her hometown club of SV Bad Lauterberg before taking up officiating in 1999.
She initially began in the Frauen-Bundesliga but made the move up to men’s football a decade later, refereeing in the 2.Bundesliga, which made her the first-ever female official in professional German men’s football.
Bibiana wouldn’t stop there, she refereed the 2017 UEFA Women’s Champions League final, and in September of that year took officiated her first Bundesliga game, capping yet another history making feat.
9. Denise Bueno (Brazil)
The sexy Brazilian model was appointed as a lines-woman in the much anticipated encounter between amateur sides Desire and Sporting. When proceedings got underway it was Denise who took centre-stage in the sizzling South American weather when she decided to keep herself cool in a wet white t-shirt, but here’s the caveat, she was without a bra! It’s goes without saying the spectators couldn’t take their eyes off her, and neither could the players!
10. Claudia Romani (Italy)
Voted one of the 100 Sexiest Women In The World by FHM Denmark in 2006, this Italian beauty has not only graced the football pitches in Italy but has also been spread across GQ, Maxim and Playboy Italy for our exquisite viewing pleasure!