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Serie A (women's football)

Serie A
Country  Italy
Confederation UEFA
Founded 1968
Number of teams 14 (2014–15)
12 (2015–16)
Relegation to Serie B
Domestic cup(s) Italian Women's Cup
International cup(s) Champions League
Current champions AGSM Verona (5th title)
(2014–15)
Most championships Torres (7 titles)
Website Divisione Calcio Femminile hosted at lnd.it
2015–16

The women's football Serie A is the highest-level league competition for women's football clubs in Italian football. It was established in 1968 but main teams were composing two different federations and leagues (FICF and UISP).
In the following season main UISP teams entered FICF federation so that all Serie A teams played a single league championship.

In 1970 a new federation (FFIGC) was constituted in Viareggio (FICF).

Finally in 1974 a single national top Serie A league was established.

As the Serie A is currently in the top eight of UEFA women's leagues[1] the top two places qualify for the UEFA Women's Champions League.

Format

Serie A (women's football) is located in Italy
Fiorentina
Fiorentina
Luserna
Luserna
Pink Sport Time
Pink Sport Time
San Zaccaria
San Zaccaria
Südtirol
Südtirol
Vittorio Veneto
Vittorio Veneto
Locations of teams in the 2015–16 Serie A

The league mostly consisted of 12 teams, that play each other 2 times. Just after 1986, when this independent federation entered main Italian football organization (FIGC), Serie A championship had been increased of two teams to reach 16 as well as Serie A national male league.

Due to several teams resignments, in 2002 Italian Federation decided to create an intermediate league between Serie A and Serie B (Serie A2) reducing teams composing the Serie A league (14). In 2003 (from 14 to 13) and in 2005 (just 12) teams were reduced again even if relegations to A2 didn't change (2).

In the 2009–10 season, four teams were promoted and only two relegated, as the league was increased to 14 teams. In 2012/13 and 2013/14 16 teams played in the league. For the 2014/15 season the league was reduced to 14 teams again. A further reduction to 12 teams happened for the 2015/15 season.[2]

2015–16 teams

The teams participating to the 2015/16 women's football Serie A championship are:

List of champions

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":

Top scorers

The list of top scorers:[6]
Season Player Club Goals
1968...
1971 Elisabetta Vignotto Real Juventus 51
1972 Elisabetta Vignotto Gamma 3 Padova 56
1973 Elisabetta Vignotto Gamma 3 Padova 25
1974 Elisabetta Vignotto Gamma 3 Padova 24
1975 Susanne Augustesen Gamma 3 Padova 29
1976 Susanne Augustesen Valdobbiadene 28
1977 Susanne Augustesen Diadora Valdobbiadene 42
1978 Rose Reilly Jolly Comp.Cutispoti Catania 32
1980 Elisabetta Vignotto Gorgonzola 29
1981 Rose Reilly Alaska Lecce 31
1982 Susanne Augustesen Flase Cagliari 32
1983 Susanne Augustesen Alaska Lecce 31
1984 Susanne Augustesen Lazio 25
1984–85 Carolina Morace Lazio 27
1985–86 Lone Hansen Despar Trani 80 26
1986–87 Susanne Augustesen Despar Trani 80 34
1987–88 Carolina Morace Lazio 40
1988–89 Carolina Morace Lazio 26
1989–90 Carolina Morace Reggiana 38
1990–91 Carolina Morace Reggiana 29
1991–92 Carolina Morace Milan 82 31
1992–93 Carolina Morace Milan 82 33
1993–94 Carolina Morace Sassari Torres 33
1994–95 Carolina Morace Agliana 31
1995–96 Carolina Morace Verona Günther 39
1996–97 Carolina Morace C.F. Modena Femminile 47
1997–98 Carolina Morace C.F. Modena Amadio Femminile 41
1998–99 Patrizia Panico S.S. Lazio C.F. 51
1999–00 Patrizia Panico S.S. Ruco Line Lazio C.F. 41
2000–01 Patrizia Panico S.S. Ruco Line Lazio C.F. 41
2001–02 Patrizia Panico S.S. Ruco Line Lazio C.F. 47
2002–03 Chiara Gazzoli F.C. Foroni Verona 54
2003–04 Chiara Gazzoli F.C. Foroni Verona 34
2004–05 Valentina Boni
Patrizia Panico
Bardolino C.F.
Torino Femminile
32
2005–06 Patrizia Panico A.C.F. Torino 24
2006–07 Patrizia Panico A.S.D. C.F. Bardolino Verona 21
2007–08 Patrizia Panico A.S.D. C.F. Bardolino Verona 27
2008–09 Patrizia Panico A.S.D. C.F. Bardolino Verona 23
2009–10 Paola Brumana U.P.C. Graphistudio Tavagnacco 24
2010–11 Patrizia Panico ASD Torres Calcio 26
2011–12 Patrizia Panico ASD Torres Calcio 29
2012–13 Patrizia Panico ASD Torres Calcio 35
2013–14 Patrizia Panico ASD Torres Calcio 43
2014–15 Patrizia Panico AGSM Verona 34

References

  1. ^ http://www.uefa.com/MultimediaFiles/Download/competitions/WomenCup/89/50/90/895090_DOWNLOAD.pdf
  2. ^ http://www.assocalciatori.it/area-news/2014/riforma-serie-a-calcio-femminile/
  3. ^ U stands for "Unified", because FICF and FFIGC merged into the roman federation FFIGC.
  4. ^ It's "Cutispoti" not "Cutisport" because of the President's name.
  5. ^ Same colors as per A.C.F. Milan, but this team was born later: in *1982.
  6. ^ rsssf.com; Italy - List of Women's Topscorers

External links

  • League at women.soccerway.com
  • Website about the Italian women's leagues
  • Official F.I.G.C. reports from Divisione Calcio Femminile


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