The Juventus Women have emulated the mens’ side by winning the 2019-20 Serie A Femminile title!
In a ruling made today by the FIGC, Juve were announced as winners of the league which was abruptly ended on June 8th with no champions announced. The Bianconeri were ahead of second placed Fiorentina and third placed AC Milan by nine points with six more games left to play in this campaign.
The 2019-20 Scudetto makes it a hattrick for Juventus, with the men’s side aspiring for a record ninth title in a row currently. The twelve-team league sees Fiorentina awarded the country’s second Champions League spot, and Napoli have been promoted. Next season will have 14 teams in the league, but the biggest change will be in the 2022-23 season when the league will become a professional league. Though Serie A Femminile was started in 1968, it has maintained it amateur status and was only ratified by the Council just two seasons ago.
For the 3️⃣rd consecutive year, Juventus Women are crowned #LEAD3RS of the Serie A Femminile! ⚽— Juventus FC Women (@JuventusFCWomen) June 25, 2020
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Club chairman Andrea Agnelli also congratulated the team, saying -
“On behalf of all Juventus and, in particular the managers, the players and the technical staff of the Juventus Women, I would like to thank the Federal Council and the President, Gabriele Gravina, for having decided to award us the 19-20 Scudetto. Our path of women’s football has shown “on the field” that we’re deserving of this title: the third in three years of activity. We are proud to include many members of the national team in our squad, which fascinated our country last summer during the last World Cup. We are equally proud that our club has been able to give a decisive boost to Italian women’s football. Last season’s “Premiere”, the fully sold out Allianz Stadium, the constant growth of the youth sector, which brings the total number of members to 158 girls, in addition to the great sporting results, are a demonstration to this. A special mention to Stefano Braghin and Rita Guarino, true leaders of Juventus Women’s football, who have been able to achieve these results from scratch.”