Women’s Serie A Will Go Pro In 2023By Peter C
Exciting times await female football in Italy following the announcement that women’s Serie A will turn pro as soon as the 2022/2023 football season gets here.
The female version of the Serie A is set to be fully and legally acknowledged as a professional league when the new season kicks off in Italy.
Following the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) adoption of the league back in 2018, plans were put in place to ensure that the league turns pro as soon as possible. Of course, female football fans all across the European country are delighted at the latest news concerning the league.
The announcement means that women’s football has been made professional in the country for the very first time since the FIGC was created in the late 1890s.
The league will now have the opportunity to benefit massively from player sales and even jersey sales. TV rights deals and more juicy sponsorships will give room for the overall growth of the league. There will also be the removal of salary caps for players.
Interestingly, players will now be eligible to earn more than 30,000 a season, something that has never happened before in the history of women’s football in Italy.
A significant turning point for women’s football in Italy was the 2019 Women’s World Cup – a tournament in which Italy reached the quarter-finals. The Italians are also top of their qualification group for the 2023 Women’s World Cup, with the men failing to qualify for the second consecutive FIFA World Cup tournament.