Bio
Nicole Petignat
Born: 1966-10-27
Intl. since: 1996-01-01
Hometown: Watt
Country: Switzerland
Speaks: french, English
Occupation: manual therapist
Hobbies:

Until now (2008) Nicole Petignat is the first and only female referee who officiated in an men's (not youth) international match. Actually 2 matches, both a UEFA Cup qualifier. She is also a the only female referee in the Swiss Superliga until she retired in 2008.

World Cup

Nicole Petignat is a regular in the final rounds of the Women's World Cup. In 2007 she officiated a semi-final, in 2003 a quarter-final and in 1999 the final.

Did you know
FIRST AND ONLY

  • There are many not very interesting male referees, but there is only one woman. So as a woman in a men's world, Nicole Petignat gets a lot of coverage in (Swiss) newspapers and magazines and on television. For instance:
  • Nicole Petignat used to live with Urs Meier for 8 years until he left her for a "German blonde". According to Petignat her former partner is a liar and a cheat.
  • Nicole Petignat and her sister (who also wanted to become a referee) found themselves in court in 2007 for a case involving their mother's partner.
  • There is a book about her called Nicole Petignat: La fille qui siffle les garcons (I'm not going to translate that, in English it can sound really cheesy)
Statistics
Statistics for NICOLE PETIGNAT
Totals Home Away Total
Penalties 0 0 0
Fouls 0 0 0
Yellow 10 17 27
YellowRed 0 0 0
Red 2 0 2
Averages Home Away Total
Penalties 0 0 0
Fouls 0 0 0
Yellow 1.25 2.13 1.69
YellowRed 0 0 0
Red 0.25 0 0.13

Based on 8 international matches

Matches
MATCHES FOR NICOLE PETIGNAT
Date Score Yellow Red Penalties Fouls
UEFA Cup 2008 - 2009
qualifiers 1st roundEB/StreymurManchester City2008-07-170 - 2 1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 2007 - Women
1/2 finalsUSA (w)Brazil (w)2007-09-270 - 4 6 (4-2)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Intertoto 2006
1st roundTrans NarvaKalmar2006-06-171 - 6 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 2004 - 2005
qualifiers 2nd roundStabækHaka2004-08-123 - 1 7 (2-5)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
friendly
LiechtensteinGreece2004-06-030 - 2 5 (3-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 2003 - Women
1/4 finalsUSA (w)Norway (w)2003-10-011 - 0 4 (0-4)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 2003 - 2004
qualifiersAIK SolnaFylkir2003-08-141 - 0 1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 1999 - Women
finalUSA (w)China (w)1999-07-100 - 0 3 (1-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)