Serie A (women's football)

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Serie A
Founded 1968
Country  Italy
Confederation UEFA
Number of teams 12
Relegation to Serie B
Domestic cup(s) Italian Women's Cup
Italian Women's Super Cup
International cup(s) Champions League
Current champions Juventus (1st title)
Most championships A.S.D. Torres Calcio Femminile (7 titles)
Website LND - Dipartimento Calcio Femminile hosted at

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 Rome, but not all former FICF teams entered FFIGC so that Serie A competitions had been organized by two independent federations and leagues again; in 1972 the two federations merged in the new "united" one (FFIUAGC = Federazione Femminile Italiana Unita Autonoma Giuoco Calcio) but a few ones didn't agree and refounded an independent federation 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.


The league has generally consisted of 12 teams, that play each other 2 times. Following the independent federation entering the main Italian football organization (FIGC) in 1986, the Serie A championship was increased of two teams to reach 16, the same in Serie A of the national male league.

Due to several teams resignations, in 2002 the Italian Federation decided to create an intermediate league between Serie A and Serie B (Serie A2) reducing the number of teams composing the Serie A league to 14; in 2003 (from 14 to 13) and in 2005 (just 12) teams were reduced again even if the number of 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 2015/16 season.[2]

Effective with the 2016–17 season, only the bottom two clubs at the end of the home-and-away season are automatically relegated, the teams placed 7th through 10th enter relegation play-outs consisting of one-off matches, with 7th against 10th and 8th against 9th. The two winners remain in Serie A and the losers are relegated.

2018–19 teams[edit]

The teams which participate in the 2018–19 women's football Serie A championship are:

List of champions[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":

Top scorers[edit]

The list of top scorers:[4]

Season Player Club Goals
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
1979 Susanne Augustesen Conegliano 29
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
1985 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 Gunther 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
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
2015–16 Valentina Giacinti ASD Mozzanica 32
2016–17 Lana Clelland UPC Tavagnacco 23


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  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 23 September 2015. Retrieved 21 February 2015. 
  3. ^ U stands for "Unified", because FICF and FFIGC merged into the Roman federation FFIGC.
  4. ^; Italy - List of Women's Topscorers

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