Maria Rebello is the first woman FIFA referee from Goa. She earned her first badge in Mumbai through Western India Football Association.
Her first international assignment as a referee will be officiating in two matches to be played between the women's National teams of Maldives and Bahrain on April 11 and April 22, 2007.
She is a former international player, having represented India a number of times, prominent among those being the Asian Football championship held at Malaysia in September 1995, Asian Women's Cup at Bangkok and a series of matches at Germany in 1996 and the Asian Games held at Bangkok in 1998. She was also chosen to captain the Indian women's team at a tournament in Chinese Taipei.