Valentina Giacinti

Valentina Giacinti (born 2 January 1994) is an Italian footballer who plays as forward for A.C. Milan and the Italy women's national team.

Valentina Giacinti
Valentina Giacinti, Italy vs Belgium women's, Ferrara 2018-04-10 100
Giacinti playing for Italy in 2018
Personal information
Full name Valentina Giacinti
Date of birth 2 January 1994 (age 25)
Place of birth Trescore Balneario, Italy[1]
Height 170 cm (5 ft 7 in)[2]
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Number 19
Youth career
2005–2009 Atalanta
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2012 Atalanta 56 (34)
2012–2013 Napoli 29 (17)
2013–2017 Mozzanica 96 (86)
2017–2018 Brescia 22 (21)
2018– Milan 21 (21)
National team
2015– Italy 30 (7)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:34, 28 May 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16:12, 29 June 2019 (UTC)

Club career

Giacinti has been Serie A's top scorer on three occasions: 2015–16, 2017–18 and 2018–19.[3]

International career

Giacinti was named in the 23-player Italy squad for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup.[2] Despite Giacinti's prolific record at club level, national team coach Milena Bertolini tended to deploy her as a substitute in the run up to the tournament.[4] Giacinti scored Italy's opening goal in a 2-0 victory against China in the round of 16.[5]


  1. ^ "Valentina Giacinti". AC Milan. Retrieved 28 May 2019.
  2. ^ a b "FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019™ List of Players - Italy" (PDF). FIFA. 27 May 2019. p. 11. Retrieved 28 May 2019.
  3. ^ Novello, Alberto; Di Maggio, Roberto (2 May 2019). "Italy - List of Women's Topscorers". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 1 June 2019.
  4. ^ Saetta, Giulio; Bianchin, Luca (31 May 2019). "Women's World Cup 2019 team guide No 10: Italy". The Guardian. Retrieved 1 June 2019.
  5. ^ Pender, Kieran (2019-06-25). "Valentina Giacinti steers Italy into quarter-finals as China brushed aside". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2019-06-26.

External links

2014–15 Serie A (women)

The 2014–15 Serie A di calcio femminile was the 48th edition of the premier category of the Italian women's football championship. It ran from 4 October 2014 to 16 May 2015 and it was contested by fourteen teams. Verona won its fifth title, first since 2008-09. They finished the season one point ahead of Brescia. Both teams qualified for the 2015–16 UEFA Women's Champions League.

2016–17 Serie A (women)

The 2016–17 Serie A was the 50th season of the women's football top level league in Italy. ACF Brescia were the defending champions.

Fiorentina won the championship.

2017–18 Serie A (women)

The 2017–18 Serie A (women) was the 51st season of the women's football top level league in Italy. Fiorentina were the defending champions. Juventus won the league title in their first ever season.

2018 Cyprus Cup

The 2018 Cyprus Cup was the eleventh edition of the Cyprus Cup, an invitational women's football tournament held annually in Cyprus. It took place from 28 February to 7 March 2018.Spain won the title for the first time after defeating Italy 2–0 in the final.

2018–19 Serie A (women)

The 2018–19 Serie A (women) is the 52nd season of the women's football top level league in Italy. Juventus is the defending champions. The season is scheduled to run from 15 September 2018 to 20 April 2019.

2019 Cyprus Women's Cup

The 2019 Cyprus Cup was the twelfth edition of the Cyprus Cup, an invitational women's football tournament held annually in Cyprus. It took from 27 February to 6 March 2019.North Korea won their first title after a final win over Italy.

2019 FIFA Women's World Cup

The 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup was the eighth edition of the FIFA Women's World Cup, the quadrennial international football championship contested by 24 women's national teams representing member associations of FIFA. It took place between 7 June and 7 July 2019, with 52 matches staged in nine cities in France, which was awarded the right to host the event in March 2015, the first time the country hosted the tournament. The tournament was the first Women's World Cup to use the video assistant referee (VAR) system.

The United States entered the competition as defending champions after winning the 2015 edition in Canada and successfully defended their title with a 2–0 victory over the Netherlands in the final. In doing so, they secured their record fourth title and became the second nation, after Germany, to have successfully retained the title.

2019 FIFA Women's World Cup Group C

Group C of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup took place from 9 to 18 June 2019. The group consisted of Australia, Brazil, Italy and Jamaica. The top two teams, Italy and Australia, along with the third-placed team, Brazil (as one of the four best third-placed teams), advanced to the round of 16.

2019 FIFA Women's World Cup knockout stage

The knockout stage of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup was the second and final stage of the competition, following the group stage. It began on 22 June with the round of 16 and ended on 7 July with the final match, held at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais in Décines-Charpieu. A total of 16 teams (the top two teams from each group, along with the four best third-placed teams) advanced to the knockout stage to compete in a single-elimination style tournament.All times listed are local, CEST (UTC+2).

2019 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification – UEFA Group 6

UEFA Group 6 of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification competition consisted of five teams: Italy, Belgium, Romania, Portugal, and Moldova (which advanced from the preliminary round). The composition of the seven groups in the qualifying group stage was decided by the draw held on 25 April 2017, with the teams seeded according to their coefficient ranking.The group was played in home-and-away round-robin format between 15 September 2017 and 4 September 2018. The group winners qualified for the final tournament, while the runners-up advanced to the play-offs if they were one of the four best runners-up among all seven groups (not counting results against the fifth-placed team).

2019 FIFA Women's World Cup squads

This is a list of squads of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup, an international women's association football tournament being held in France from 7 June until 7 July 2019. Each of the 24 national teams involved in the tournament had to provide to FIFA a preliminary squad of between 23 and 50 players by 26 April 2019, which FIFA did not publish. From the preliminary squad, each team named a final squad of 23 players (three of whom must be goalkeepers) by 24 May 2019. FIFA published the 23-player final lists, with the squad numbers, on their website on 27 May 2019. Players in the final squad could be replaced by a player from the preliminary squad due to serious injury or illness up to 24 hours prior to kickoff of the team's first match.The age listed for each player is on 7 June 2019, the first day of the tournament. The numbers of caps and goals listed for each player do not include any matches played after the start of the tournament. The club listed is the club for which the player last played a competitive match prior to the tournament. A flag is included for coaches that are of a different nationality than their own national team.

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 men's 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.

ASD Napoli CF

ASD Napoli Calcio Femminile, also known as Napoli Carpisa Yamamay for sponsorship reasons, is an Italian women's football club from Naples that competes in Serie C. Founded as ASD Calciosmania Napoli, it took its current name in 2006 after merging with SSC Venus Napoli. In 2012 it reached the national cup's final, lost to ACF Brescia after extra time, and it attained promotion to Serie A for the first time.

Italy at the FIFA Women's World Cup

Italy have participated three times at the FIFA Women's World Cup: in the inaugural edition of 1991, in 1999 and in 2019.While the men's senior team have won the FIFA World Cup four times, the women's team is yet to win a single edition. Italy participated in the inaugural World Cup of 1991 where, after two wins and a loss in the group stage, they qualified for the quarter-finals, where they lost against Norway. After having failed to qualify for the second edition, Italy played in the 1999 edition where they didn't go past the group stages. For the following four editions, between 2003 and 2015, Italy failed to qualify for the World Cup, coming close in 2015 after losing in the final match of qualification to Belgium.

In 2019, Italy returned to the World Cup after a 20-year absence. With two wins and a defeat, Italy topped their group and progressed to the round of 16, where they beat China 2–0. However, their World Cup journey came to an end as they were defeated 2–0 by the Netherlands in the quarter-finals.

Italy women's national football team

The Italy women's national football team (Italian: Nazionale di calcio femminile dell'Italia) has represented Italy in international women's football since their inception in 1968. The team is controlled by the Italian Football Federation (FIGC), the governing body for football in Italy.

Formed in 1968, Italy took part in various unofficial international tournaments, hosting the first unofficial European Competition in 1969 and World Cup in 1970. Italy qualified for both the first World Cup in 1991, where they reached the quarter-finals, and the first European Championship. While Italy were runners-up in the European Championship in 1993 and 1997, they are yet to replicate similar success at the World Cup. In 2019, after a 20-year drought, Italy qualified for the World Cup where they equaled their previous best performance, reaching the quarter-finals.

List of FIFA Women's World Cup goalscorers

This article lists each country's goalscorers in the FIFA Women's World Cup. There are 373 goalscorers for the 917 goals scored at the 8 editions of the World Cup final tournaments.


Numbers in green means the player finished as the tournament top scorer (or joint top scorer).

Serie A (women's football)

The women's football Serie A is the highest-level league competition for women's football clubs in Italian football. It was established in 1968 but main teams were composing two different federations and leagues (FICF and UISP).

In the following season main UISP teams entered FICF federation so that all Serie A teams played a single league championship.

In 1970 a new federation (FFIGC) was constituted in Rome, but not all former FICF teams entered FFIGC so that Serie A competitions had been organized by two independent federations and leagues again. In 1972 the two federations merged in the new "united" one (FFIUAGC = Federazione Femminile Italiana Unita Autonoma Giuoco Calcio) but a few ones didn't agree and refounded an independent federation in Viareggio (FICF).

Finally in 1974 a single national top Serie A league was established. From 2018-2019 season the Serie A women's championship, together with women's Serie B, is organized by FIGC.

As the Serie A is currently in the top eight of UEFA women's leagues the top two places qualify for the UEFA Women's Champions League.

Valentina (given name)

Valentina is a feminine given name. It is a feminine form of the Roman name Valentinus, which is derived from the Latin word "valens" meaning "healthy, strong".It is used in Italian, Russian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Macedonian, Slovene, Romanian, Spanish and Greek languages.

A.C. Milan Women – current squad


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