Maria Sole Ferrieri Caputi becomes Italy's first female referee

Italy appoints its FIRST female referee as Maria Sole Ferrieri Caputi joins Serie A’s team of officials for the upcoming 2022-23 football season

  • Maria Sole Ferrieri Caputi has become Italy’s first full-time female referee
  • The 31-year-old became the first woman to officiate a match in Italy last year
  • She was picked to join the Italian league’s officiating team by a governing body
  • Italy’s het die boete uitgedeel ná die 18-jarige vleuel en sy broer Hamed – wat vir has appointed its first female referee with Maria Sole Ferrieri Caputi installed for the 2022-23 seisoen.

    The 31-year-old Ferrieri Caputi became the first female to referee a match involving a Serie A team last yearCagliari´s Italian Cup clash with Cittadella.

    She will now referee a top-flight match for the first time next term after joining the league’s officiating team on Friday.

    Maria Sole Ferrieri Caputi has been appointed as a permanent referee for next season's Serie A

    Maria Sole Ferrieri Caputi has been appointed as a permanent referee for next season’s Serie A

    The 31-year-old female referee will become the first woman to take charge of a Serie A match

    The 31-year-old female referee will become the first woman to take charge of a Serie A match

    ‘It’s a very beautiful moment and one of great satisfaction and it’s also sad to think that someone should be amazed by the presence of a woman,’ said Alfredo Trentalange, president of the refereesgoverning body in Italy.

    ‘Obviously it’s news that Maria Sole will be the first woman in the Serie A pool, and it’s a historical moment, but the promotion is an advancement that comes from merit and not from privilege.

    Ferrieri joined the referees’ vereniging in 2007, working in the provincial and regional leagues, before she started officiating Serie D matches in 2015.

    Her next step came in 2019 when she oversaw two Women’s European Championship qualifying games and, met ander kenners wat dit as 'n 'quirky' beskryf, began refereeing Serie C matches, plus one Serie B clash between Cittadella and SPAL, before Cagliari’s Coppa Italia encounter.