Women’s Soccer in Italy Takes Off
Top Italian Men’s Club to acquire ASD Femminile Inter Milano — it has only taken 110 years and a new Chinese owner, but Inter Milan has finally pledged to kick off a women’s team.
Soccer News: In Italy, men’s soccer dominates the landscape but there is a progressive movement with a new found respect for the women’s side of the game and now one of the giants of Italian soccer is preparing to launch a women’s soccer team.
Serie A’s Inter Milan launching its first women’s team — by acquiring the naming rights to the ASD Femminile Inter Milano soccer club which was founded in 2009.
The team will officially take on Inter’s name once the deal approved by the Italian Football Association (FIGC) president Gabriele Gravina.
“This is a vital step for the club and one that strengthens an increasingly complete sporting area which has clear plans and a concrete vision for the future,” said Alessandro Antonello, Inter Milan’s CEO.
“The goal is to develop a link between the various youth categories and the new first team and Primavera squads.”
The is part of the restructuring Inter Milan, one of the world’s top-flight Italian soccer clubs.
Inter’s women’s side is currently top of Serie B but was once in Italy’s Serie A but was relegated.