Milan are officially entering the world of Women’s football and yesterday announced the acquisition of Serie A’s Brescia Calcio Femminile.
It’s been in the air for quite some time, but on Monday it became official that Milan are joining the likes of Juventus, Sassuolo, Fiorentina, Res Roma and others in making a presence in Women’s football.
“Milan announce that from 2018/19 season they will participate, for the first time in the history of the club, in Serie A Women’s championship,” a statement on the Diavolo’s website read. “FIGC, with a resolution signed by the Extraordinary Commissioner Roberto Fabbricini, has made official AC Milan’s acquisition of A.C.F. Brescia sporting rights.
“Therefore, Milan take another step within FIGC project for the development of women’s football in Italy. A journey undertaken by the Club since the 2015/16 season with the introduction, in its Youth Sector, of the first two junior teams and continued over the years by promoting other teams.”
Brescia, who will likely be renamed Milan, are one of the strongest Women’s teams in Italy, they finished second in the Serie A standings in the past season, just behind Scudetto-winners Juventus. Valentina Giacinti finished the season as the league’s Top Scorer, scoring 21 goals for Brescia.
It is believed that the entire operation cost the club around €450,000.