Serie A (women's football)

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Serie A
FIGC Serie A femminile (2020).svg
Founded1968; 53 years ago (1968)
CountryItaly
ConfederationUEFA
Number of teams12
Level on pyramid1
Relegation toSerie B
Domestic cup(s)Coppa Italia
Supercoppa Italiana
International cup(s)UEFA Champions League
Current championsJuventus
(2020–21)
Most championshipsTorres (7 titles)
WebsiteOfficial website
Current: 2021–22 Serie A

The Serie A (Italian pronunciation: [ˈsɛːrje ˈa][1]), also called Serie A TIMvision due to sponsorship by TIMvision, is the highest league of women's football in Italy. Established in 1968, it has been run by the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) since the 2018–19 season, and currently features 12 teams.

The current Serie A champions are Juventus, who won the 2020–21 edition. As of the 2021–22 edition, the Serie A is ranked ninth in the UEFA women's coefficient, and the top two teams qualify for the UEFA Women's Champions League.[2]

The Serie A will become fully-professional from the 2022–23 season, removing the current salary cap and allowing teams to pay their players a higher wage.[3] Women's footballers will become the first female athletes in Italy to become fully professional.[4]

Clubs[edit]

Champions[edit]

Wins by year[edit]

Below is a list of previous champions, including those belonging to several independent federations under which the Serie A title was contested before entering the FIGC. Since 1968 all championships were defined as "Serie A":

No. Season Champion
1 1968 (FICF) Genova
1968 (UISP) Bologna
2 1969 (FICF) ACF Roma
1969 (UISP) Bologna
3 1970 (FFIGC) Gommagomma Meda
1970 (FICF) Real Torino
4 1971 (FFIGC) Brevetti Gabbiani Piacenza
1971 (FICF) Real Juventus
5 1972 (FFIUAGC) Gamma 3 Padova
6 1973 (FFIUGC) Gamma 3 Padova
1973 (FICF) Milano
7 1974 (FFIUGC) Falchi Astro Montecatini
8 1975 (FIGCF) Milan
9 1976 (FIGCF) Valdobbiadene
10 1977 (FIGCF) Diadora Valdobbiadene
11 1978 (FIGCF) Jolly Catania
12 1979 (FIGCF) Lazio Lubiam
13 1980 (FIGCF) Lazio 1975 Lubiam
14 1981 (FIGCF) Alaska Gelati Lecce
15 1982 (FIGCF) Alaska Gelati Lecce
No. Season Champion
16 1983 (FIGCF) Alaska Gelati Lecce
17 1984 (FIGCF) Alaska Trani 80
18 1985 (FIGCF) Sanitas Trani 80
19 1985–86 (FIGCF) Despar Trani 80
20 1986–87 Lazio
21 1987–88 Lazio
22 1988–89 Campania G.B. Giugliano
23 1989–90 Reggiana Refrattari Zambelli
24 1990–91 Reggiana Refrattari Zambelli
25 1991–92 Milan Salvarani
26 1992–93 Reggiana Refrattari Zambelli
27 1993–94 Torres Fo.S.
28 1994–95 Agliana
29 1995–96 Verona Gunther
30 1996–97 Modena
31 1997–98 Modena
32 1998–99 Milan
33 1999–2000 Torres Fo.S.
34 2000–01 Torres Fo.S.
35 2001–02 Ruco Line Lazio
No. Season Champion
36 2002–03 Foroni Verona
37 2003–04 Foroni Verona
38 2004–05 Poliplast Bardolino
39 2005–06 Fiammamonza
40 2006–07 Bardolino Verona
41 2007–08 Centropose Bardolino
42 2008–09 Bardolino Verona
43 2009–10 Torres
44 2010–11 Torres
45 2011–12 Torres
46 2012–13 Torres
47 2013–14 Brescia
48 2014–15 AGSM Verona
49 2015–16 Brescia
50 2016–17 Fiorentina
51 2017–18 Juventus
52 2018–19 Juventus
53 2019–20 Juventus
54 2020–21 Juventus

Wins by club[edit]

Club Wins Winning years
Torres 7 1993–94, 1999–2000, 2000–01, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13
Ruco Line Lazio 5 1979, 1980, 1986–87, 1987–88, 2001–02
AGSM Verona 2004–05, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2014–15
Milan 4 1970 (FFIGC), 1973 (FICF), 1975, 1998–99
Juventus 2017–18, 2018–19, 2019–20, 2020–21
Alaska Gelati Lecce 3 1981, 1982, 1983
Despar Trani 80 1984, 1985, 1985–86
Reggiana Refrattari Zambelli 1989–90, 1990–91, 1992–93
Bologna 2 1968 (UISP), 1969 (UISP)
Gamma 3 Padova 1972, 1973
Diadora Valdobbiadene 1976, 1977
Modena 1996–97, 1997–98
Foroni Verona 2002–03, 2003–04
Brescia 2013–14, 2015–16
Genova 1 1968 (FICF)
ACF Roma 1969 (FICF)
Real Torino 1970 (FICF)
Brevetti Gabbiani Piacenza 1971 (FFIGC)
Real Juventus 1971 (FICF)
Falchi Astro Montecatini 1974
Jolly Catania 1978
Campania G.B. Giugliano 1988–89
Milan Salvarani 1991–92
Agliana 1994–95
Verona Gunther 1995–96
Fiammamonza 2005–06
Fiorentina 2016–17

2021–22 season[edit]

The following twelve clubs are competing in the 2021–22 season.

Stadiums and locations[edit]

Team Home city Stadium 2020–21 season
Empoli Empoli Centro sportivo Monteboro 6th in Serie A
Fiorentina Florence Stadio Gino Bozzi 4th in Serie A
Hellas Verona Verona Sinergy Stadium 9th in Serie A
Internazionale Milan Stadio Felice Chinetti 8th in Serie A
Juventus Turin Juventus Center Champions
Lazio Rome Centro sportivo di Formello 1st in Serie B
Milan Milan Centro Sportivo Vismara 2nd in Serie A
Napoli Naples Stadio Caduti di Brema 10th in Serie A
Pomigliano Pomigliano Stadio Ugo Gobbato 2nd in Serie B
Roma Rome Stadio Tre Fontane 5th in Serie A
Sampdoria Genoa Centro sportivo Gloriano Mugnaini Florentia's license
Sassuolo Sassuolo Stadio Enzo Ricci 3rd in Serie A

Top scorers[edit]

Season Player(s)[5] Nationality Club(s) Goals
1971 Elisabetta Vignotto  Italy Real Juventus 51
1972 Elisabetta Vignotto  Italy Gamma 3 Padova 56
1973 Elisabetta Vignotto  Italy Gamma 3 Padova 25
1974 Elisabetta Vignotto  Italy Gamma 3 Padova 24
1975 Susanne Augustesen  Denmark Gamma 3 Padova 29
1976 Susanne Augustesen  Denmark Valdobbiadene 28
1977 Susanne Augustesen  Denmark Diadora Valdobbiadene 42
1978 Rose Reilly  Scotland Jolly Catania 32
1979 Susanne Augustesen  Denmark Conegliano 29
1980 Elisabetta Vignotto  Italy Gorgonzola 29
1981 Rose Reilly  Scotland Alaska Gelati Lecce 31
1982 Susanne Augustesen  Denmark Flase Cagliari 32
1983 Susanne Augustesen  Denmark Alaska Gelati Lecce 31
1984 Susanne Augustesen  Denmark Lazio 25
1985 Carolina Morace  Italy Lazio 27
1985–86 Lone Hansen  Denmark Despar Trani 80 26
1986–87 Susanne Augustesen  Denmark Despar Trani 80 34
1987–88 Carolina Morace  Italy Lazio 40
1988–89 Carolina Morace  Italy Lazio 26
1989–90 Carolina Morace  Italy Reggiana Refrattari Zambelli 38
1990–91 Carolina Morace  Italy Reggiana Refrattari Zambelli 29
1991–92 Carolina Morace  Italy Milan Salvarani 31
1992–93 Carolina Morace  Italy Milan Salvarani 33
1993–94 Carolina Morace  Italy Torres Fo.S. 33
1994–95 Carolina Morace  Italy Agliana 31
1995–96 Carolina Morace  Italy Verona Gunther 39
1996–97 Carolina Morace  Italy Modena 47
1997–98 Carolina Morace  Italy Modena 41
1998–99 Patrizia Panico  Italy Lazio 51
1999–2000 Patrizia Panico  Italy Ruco Line Lazio 41
2000–01 Patrizia Panico  Italy Ruco Line Lazio 41
2001–02 Patrizia Panico  Italy Ruco Line Lazio 47
2002–03 Chiara Gazzoli  Italy Foroni Verona 54
2003–04 Chiara Gazzoli  Italy Foroni Verona 34
2004–05 Valentina Boni
Patrizia Panico
 Italy
 Italy
Bardolino Verona
Torino
32
2005–06 Patrizia Panico  Italy Torino 24
2006–07 Patrizia Panico  Italy Bardolino Verona 21
2007–08 Patrizia Panico  Italy Bardolino Verona 27
2008–09 Patrizia Panico  Italy Bardolino Verona 23
2009–10 Paola Brumana  Italy Graphistudio Tavagnacco 24
2010–11 Patrizia Panico
Daniela Sabatino
 Italy
 Italy
Torres
Brescia
26
2011–12 Patrizia Panico  Italy Torres 29
2012–13 Patrizia Panico  Italy Torres 35
2013–14 Patrizia Panico  Italy Torres 43
2014–15 Patrizia Panico  Italy AGSM Verona 34
2015–16 Valentina Giacinti  Italy Mozzanica 32
2016–17 Lana Clelland  Scotland Tavagnacco 23
2017–18 Valentina Giacinti  Italy Brescia 21
2018–19 Valentina Giacinti  Italy Milan 21
2019–20 Cristiana Girelli  Italy Juventus 16
2020–21 Cristiana Girelli  Italy Juventus 22

References[edit]

  1. ^ Luciano Canepari. "serie". DiPI Online (in Italian). Retrieved 26 March 2021.
  2. ^ "UEFA ASSOCIATION COEFFICIENT RANKINGS : UEFA WOMEN'S CHAMPIONS LEAGUE : PLACES FOR THE 2010/11 SEASON" (PDF). Uefa.com. Retrieved 12 October 2018.
  3. ^ "Serie A Femminile to go fully pro after Italian government ruling - SportsPro Media". www.sportspromedia.com. Retrieved 13 April 2021.
  4. ^ steph_ (25 June 2020). "Official: Serie A Femminile Will Become a Professional League in 2022". The AC Milan Offside. Retrieved 13 April 2021.
  5. ^ Novello, Alberto; Di Maggio, Roberto. "Italy – List of Women's Topscorers". RSSSF. Retrieved 12 October 2018.

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