Italian women's football league given professional status

Apr 28, 2022 227

BY: Susy Campanale

An historic development was confirmed today, as the FIGC ruled that from July 1, 2022 women’s football in Italy will become professional. The paperwork was completed by the Federation, having started the process back in 2020. “The process for women’s football is definitive, finally we have the norms in place to ensure this will be a professional sport,” said FIGC President Gabriele Gravina.

The Lega Serie A had opposed the move, although their representatives later insisted there had been a misunderstanding and they were only discussing a postponement. The Italian Football Federation was founded in 1898, but this is the first time women’s football will be made professional in the Peninsula.

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