Esther Staubli

Esther Staubli (born 3 October 1979) is a Swiss football referee. German-speaking Staubli is 168 cm (5 ft 6 in) tall and has been on the FIFA International Referees List since 2006.[1] An agronomist by trade, Staubli also lectures in a university.[2]

Esther Staubli
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Staubli (left) with Christen Press in March 2015
Full name Esther Staubli
Born (1979-10-03) 3 October 1979 (age 40)
Bern, Switzerland
Years League Role
2014– Swiss Challenge League Referee
Years League Role
2006– FIFA listed Referee

She was selected to referee the 2015 UEFA Women's Champions League Final.

She also served as a referee for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup in Canada.[3][4]

In 2014, she was voted fourth in the International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS) World's Best Woman Referee, behind winner Bibiana Steinhaus.[5]

Staubli refereed in the men's Swiss Challenge League for the first time in September 2014,[6] after which she was complimented on her performance by FC Wohlen coach Ciriaco Sforza.

In 2017, Staubli became the first woman to officiate in a Men's U-17 World Cup as a referee, when she took charge of group stage match between Japan and New Caledonia at the 2017 U-17 World Cup in India.[7]

In December 2018, Staubli was appointed to referee at the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup in France.[8]


  1. ^ "Esther STAUBLI". FIFA. Retrieved 17 April 2015.
  2. ^ Zürcher, Christian (26 September 2014). "Eine grosse Prüfung für die Schiedsrichterin" (in German). Tages-Anzeiger. Retrieved 13 May 2015.
  3. ^ "22 referees, 7 support referees and 44 assistant referees appointed for FIFA Women's World Cup 2015™". 30 March 2015.
  4. ^ "Referees and Assistant Referees for the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015™" (PDF).
  5. ^ "THE WORLD'S BEST WOMAN REFEREE 2014". International Federation of Football History & Statistics. 6 January 2015. Retrieved 18 April 2015.
  6. ^ Bingesser, Felix (25 September 2014). "Bravo, Frau Staubli! Schiri-Frau brilliert bei Debüt" (in German). Blick. Retrieved 13 May 2015.
  7. ^ "FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 - News - First female referee to officiate at FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 -". Retrieved 2019-07-04.
  8. ^ "FIFA Women's World Cup 2019™ - News - Match officials appointed for FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019™ -". Retrieved 2019-07-04.

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Preceded by
  Cristina Dorcioman
2017 UEFA Women's Euro Final
  Esther Staubli
Succeeded by
To be determined
Preceded by
  Kateryna Monzul
2015 UEFA Women's Champions League Final
  Esther Staubli
Succeeded by
  Katalin Kulcsár