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Footballers in Italian women’s top division finally turn professional

By Angela Giuffrida

27 Apr 2022 · 2 min read

Women footballers in Italy’s top-flight league are to finally be deemed professional, an “epochal change” that ends years of female players earning capped salaries due to being recognised only as amateur athletes.

The Italian Football Federation (FIGC) said the change to the women’s Serie A league would take effect from 1 July, in time for the start of the new season.

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