Serie A (women's football)
|Number of teams||14 (2014/15)
|Relegation to||Serie A2|
|Domestic cup(s)||Italian Women's Cup|
|International cup(s)||Champions League|
|Website||Divisione Calcio Femminile hosted at lnd.it|
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.
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.
The teams participating to the 2014/15 women's football Serie A championship are:
- AGSM Verona
- Anima e Corpo Orobica
- Como 2000
- Graphistudio Pordenone
- Graphistudio Tavagnacco
- Mozzanica C.F.
- Pink Sport Time
- Res Roma
- Riviera di Romagna
- San Zaccaria
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":
- 1968 Genova (FICF), Bologna (UISP)
- 1969 Roma (FICF), Bologna (UISP)
- 1970 Real Torino (FICF), Gommagomma Milano (FFIGC)
- 1971 Juventus (FICF), Piacenza (FFIGC)
- 1972 Gamma 3 Padova (FFIUGC)
- 1973 A.C.F. Milano (FICF), Gamma 3 Padova (FFIUGC)
- 1974 Falchi Astro Montecatini
- 1975 A.C.F. Milan
- 1976 Valdobbiadene
- 1977 Valdobbiadene Diadora
- 1978 Jolly Cutispoti Catania
- 1979 Lubiam Lazio
- 1980 Lazio '75
- 1981 Alaska Gelati Lecce
- 1982 Alaska Gelati Lecce
- 1983–84 Alaska Trani 80
- 1984–85 Sanitas Trani 80
- 1985–86 Despar Trani 80
- 1986–87 Lazio (FIGC-LND)
- 1987–88 S.S. Lazio C.F.
- 1988–89 G.B. Giugliano Campania
- 1989–90 Reggiana Refrattari Zambelli
- 1990–91 Reggiana Refrattari Zambelli
- 1991–92 A.C.F. Milan Salvarani
- 1992–93 Reggiana Refrattari Zambelli
- 1993–94 S.S. Torres FO.S. (Formaggi Sardi)
- 1994–95 Agliana
- 1995–96 Verona Günther C.F.
- 1996–97 Modena C.F.
- 1997–98 Modena C.F. Amadio
- 1998–99 A.C.F. Milan
- 1999–00 S.S. Torres FO.S. (Formaggi Sardi)
- 2000–01 S.S. Torres FO.S. (Formaggi Sardi)
- 2001–02 S.S. Lazio C.F.
- 2002–03 F.C. Foroni Verona
- 2003–04 F.C. Foroni Verona
- 2004–05 A.S.D. C.F. Bardolino Verona
- 2005–06 A.S. Fiammamonza Dilettante
- 2006–07 A.S.D. C.F. Bardolino Verona
- 2007–08 A.S.D. C.F. Bardolino Verona
- 2008–09 A.S.D. C.F. Bardolino Verona
- 2009–10 Torres
- 2010–11 Torres
- 2011–12 Torres
- 2012–13 Torres
- 2013–14 Brescia
The list of top scorers:
- U stands for "Unified", because FICF and FFIGC merged into the roman federation FFIGC.
- It's "Cutispoti" not "Cutisport" because of the President's name.
- Same colors as per A.C.F. Milan, but this team was born later: in *1982.
- rsssf.com; Italy - List of Women's Topscorers
- League at women.soccerway.com
- Website about the Italian women's leagues
- Official F.I.G.C. reports from Divisione Calcio Femminile