A German , Bibiana Steinhaus, will become the female to referee in Europe's leagues. Germany's Bundesliga promoted Ms Steinhaus on Friday. She was a referee in the divisions of German football. She is very to be Germany's first top-flight female referee. She said: "For us all, it's a come true. I'm very much looking forward to the that awaits me." She also knew that people would be watching her to see how she manages in top-level men's matches. She said: "I am aware that I will be the first female referee in the Bundesliga and will be watched by the ". She added: "I'm used to pressure and am convinced I will find my quickly in the Bundesliga."
Steinhaus, 38, has a lot of as a referee, both in Germany and at international . She has been refereeing Bundesliga 2 matches since 2011. She also refereed the 2011 women’s World Cup and the women's gold match between Japan and the United States at the London Olympic games in 2012. After she was told about her , she said: "I was quite speechless. I feel disbelief, joy, , relief and curiosity. It was a roller-coaster ride of ." She added: "It has always been my dream to be a Bundesliga referee. That this dream will come true fills me with joy." Steinhaus will referee the Women’s Champions League final on June 1st.