The Hungarian Katalin Kulcsár has been chosen as the World’s Best Woman Referee by the International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS), 24.hu reports.
According to iffhs.de, football experts from 56 countries decided the winners of the 5th Annual IFFHS Women’s Awards. Kulcsár took the lead in a close competition, earning 5 points more than the 2015 winner, Katarina Monzul, and the winner of 2014 and 2013, Bibiana Steinhaus, who both came 2nd.
Katalin Kulcsár is the youngest winner in the history of the award. The 32-year-old referee began her international career in 2004. In 2009, she was given control of the FIFA U17 World Cup final. She was selected for the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup, and she refereed the final of the 2016 UEFA Women’s Champion League between Lyon and Wolfsburg. She has worked in the top division of male football in Hungary, as well as at various national and international games.
In the male referees’ ranking, Viktor Kassai came in 3rd place. The Hungarian referee won the title in 2011, and lost to the English Mark Clattenburg and the Italian Nicola Rizzoli this year.
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Source: 24.hu; iffhs.de