A-c- Milan Women

A.C. Milan Women, colloquially known as Milan Women, is an Italian women's association football club affiliated with A.C. Milan, the professional football club in Milan. It was established in 2018 by acquiring the Serie A licence of a Capriolo, Brescia-based team Brescia Calcio Femminile. The team compete in Serie A and are based out of the Centro Sportivo Vismara. The team started playing in the 2018–19 season after taking over Brescia's Serie A license. 12-time Serie A leading goalscorer and first woman to be inducted into the Italian Football Hall of Fame Carolina Morace was named as the inaugural head coach. Milan's first season saw the team finish in 3rd place, missing out on qualification to the UEFA Women's Champions League by 1 point. Valentina Giacinti won the league Golden Boot with 21 goals, while her Milan teammate Daniela Sabatino finished in 2nd with 17 goals. Read all..

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A.C. Milan Women
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Full nameAssociazione Calcio Milan S.p.A.
Nickname(s)Rossonere[note 1] (Red and Black)
Short nameA.C Milan Women, Milan Femminile
Founded1 July 2018; 2 years ago (2018-07-01)
GroundCentro Sportivo Vismara[1]
ManagerMaurizio Ganz
LeagueSerie A
2019–203rd
WebsiteClub website

A.C. Milan Women, colloquially known as Milan Women, is an Italian women's association football club affiliated with A.C. Milan, the professional football club in Milan. It was established in 2018 by acquiring the Serie A licence of a Capriolo, Brescia-based team Brescia Calcio Femminile. The team compete in Serie A and are based out of the Centro Sportivo Vismara.

History

The team started playing in the 2018–19 season after taking over Brescia's Serie A license.[2] 12-time Serie A leading goalscorer and first woman to be inducted into the Italian Football Hall of Fame[3] Carolina Morace was named as the inaugural head coach. Milan's first season saw the team finish in 3rd place, missing out on qualification to the UEFA Women's Champions League by 1 point. Valentina Giacinti won the league Golden Boot with 21 goals, while her Milan teammate Daniela Sabatino finished in 2nd with 17 goals.[4]

On 25 June 2019 Maurizio Ganz was appointed as the new women's first team coach, signing a 2-year contract.[5]

Current squad

As of 29 January 2021[6]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK Italy ITA Alessia Piazza
4 MF Japan JPN Yui Hasegawa
6 DF Italy ITA Laura Fusetti
7 FW Italy ITA Valentina Bergamaschi
8 MF Denmark DEN Caroline Rask
9 FW Italy ITA Valentina Giacinti (captain)
10 FW England ENG Natasha Dowie
11 MF Scotland SCO Christy Grimshaw
12 GK Slovakia SVK Mária Korenčiová
13 DF Italy ITA Federica Rizza
14 MF Bosnia and Herzegovina BIH Lidija Kuliš
15 MF South Africa RSA Refiloe Jane
17 MF Slovenia SVN Dominika Čonč
No. Pos. Nation Player
19 MF Italy ITA Carolina Morleo
20 GK Netherlands NED Selena Babb
21 DF Italy ITA Georgia Spinelli
22 FW Italy ITA Deborah Salvatori Rinaldi
23 FW Italy ITA Miriam Longo
24 DF Italy ITA Maria Vittoria Nano
27 DF Italy ITA Linda Tucceri Cimini
28 FW Italy ITA Sara Tamborini
33 DF Italy ITA Francesca Vitale
36 DF France FRA Laura Agard
87 MF Spain ESP Verónica Boquete
88 MF Italy ITA Claudia Mauri
91 MF Germany GER Julia Simic

See also

Notes

  1. A feminine plural of Rossoneri.

References

  1. "AC Milan - Serie A". Calcio femminile italiano (in Italian). Retrieved 11 March 2019.
  2. "AC Milan acquire A.C.F Brescia sporting rights" (Press release). A.C. Milan. 11 June 2018. Retrieved 12 June 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. "Hall of fame, 10 new entry: con Vialli e Mancini anche Facchetti e Ronaldo" [Hall of fame, 10 new entries: with Vialli and Mancini also Facchetti and Ronaldo] (in Italian). La Gazzetta dello Sport. 27 October 2015. Retrieved 27 October 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) [verification needed]
  4. "Summary - Serie A Women - Italy - Results, fixtures, tables and news - Women Soccerway". au.women.soccerway.com. Retrieved 25 June 2019.
  5. "GANZ APPOINTED NEW WOMEN'S FIRST TEAM COACH". AC Milan. Retrieved 25 June 2019.
  6. "Women First Team". AC Milan. Retrieved 23 August 2020.
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