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.

A.C. Milan Women
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

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