German football has the first female referee in Europe's leagues. Germany's Bundesliga promoted Bibiana Steinhaus from the divisions of German football. She is very happy to be the top-flight female referee. She said: "It's a come true. I'm very looking forward to the ." She knows that people will be watching her to see how she does in top-level men's matches. She said: "I am aware that I…will be watched by the ". She added: "I'm used to pressure and am convinced I will find my quickly."
Steinhaus has a lot of as a referee. She has refereed Bundesliga 2 since 2011. She also refereed a women’s World Cup final and the women's gold match at the London Olympic games in 2012. After she heard 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 naturally fills with joy." Steinhaus will next referee the Women’s Champions League .