Serie A Femminile 2022/23 Team of the Season

After a historic season for Italian women's football, we've put our heads together and picked our AS Roma-dominated 2022/23 Serie A Femminile Team of the Season.

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When the curtain fell on the 2022/23 season, it brought a close to the first-ever season of professionalism for the top tier of Italian women’s football. It was a season wherein AS Roma Women dominated the domestic game, winning their first-ever Serie A Femminile title and adding the Supercoppa Italiana as well, but they were beaten to the Coppa Italia by old foes Juventus in the final game of the campaign.

As we head into a summer that will see the 2023 Women’s World Cup played in Australia and New Zealand – information about how to tune in to watch the tournament is here – it’s time to reflect on the season that was the 2023/24 campaign.

The team at Total Italian Football have put our heads together and looked back at the last 12 months or so of Italian women’s football, and put together what we consider to be the Serie A Femminile Team of the Season.

Juventus Women pair Arianna Caruso and Julia Grosso celebrate. (@JuventusFCWomen)

Naturally, some tough decisions had to be made as we put this team together, and a number of players were unlucky to miss out. With that, honourable mentions go to: Pauline Peyraud-Magnin (Juventus), Francesca Durante (Inter), Moeka Minami (Roma), Emilie Haavi (Roma), Manuela Giugliano (Roma), Lineth Beerensteyn (Juventus), Lana Clelland (Sassuolo), Agnese Bonfantini (Juventus/Sampdoria) and Annamaria Serturini (Roma)

Serie A Femminile 2022/23 Team of the Season

Camelia Ceasar – AS Roma

AS Roma Women goalkeeper Camelia Ceasar. (@ASRomaFemminile)

Pauline Peyraud-Magnin was a serious contender to take the spot of goalkeeper in this Team of the Season having kept the most clean sheets, but Ceasar and Roma conceded just 26 goals in their title-winning campaign, nine fewer than Juventus and their French shotstopper. That, and the title, clinched it for the Romanian.

Elisa Bartoli – AS Roma

AS Roma Women captain Elisa Bartoli celebrates their title win. (@ASRomaFemminile)

It was fitting that Elisa Bartoli scored Roma’s winner as they beat Fiorentina to clinch their first-ever Serie A title. Giallorosse captain, she is a symbol of the club and her city and more than deserving of her place in this XI for her consistent excellence over the course of the campaign.

Carina Wenninger – AS Roma

AS Roma’s Carina Wenninger heads the ball against Juventus Women. (@ASRomaWomen)

Men’s first-team coach Jose Mourinho, having attended Roma’s win over Juventus that all but clinched the title, said that Carina Wenninger impressed him so much that he would have liked to have her in his own squad. It came as a shock that the Austrian retired at the end of the season, still with plenty to offer, but just one season in the Eternal City earned her immortality in the hearts of Roma fans.

Elena Linari – AS Roma

Elena Linari and Moeka Minami celebrate Carina Wenninger’s first goal for AS Roma Women. [@ASRomaWomen]

A rock at the heart of the champions’ defence, Elena Linari has been one of the most consistent players in Italian football last season, also performing in Europe as Roma embarked on a historic Women’s Champions League campaign as well.

Lisa Boattin – Juventus

Lisa Boattin celebrates a goal. (@JuventusFCWomen)

It could easily have been an all-Roma backline with Moeka Minami having a real shout of making it, but Lisa Boattin was one of Juventus‘ more consistent performers and her hand in their Coppa Italia win – providing the assist – as well as scoring an equaliser in the Supercoppa show how much she offers in big moments.

Julia Grosso – Juventus

Julia Grosso celebrates for Juventus Women. (@JuventusFCWomen)

The 2022/23 season was a real coming-of-age campaign for Canadian Julia Grosso. After a steady first season in Turin, Grosso took things up more than a few levels in her second season and was one of the very best players in Serie A, adding goals and assists to her game and it’s no surprise that some of Europe’s biggest sides have shown interest in her.

Giada Greggi – AS Roma

Giada Greggi in action for AS Roma Women against Inter. [@ASRomaWomen]

A guarantee in Roma’s midfield, Giada Greggi is dynamite and the complete package. An aggressive presser with a knack for winning the ball back as soon as it’s lost, the Italian is one of the very best technical talents the Azzurre have at their disposal and she opened the scoring against Fiorentina on the day that the title was sealed.

Andressa Alves – AS Roma

Andressa Alves celebrates her wonder goal for AS Roma against Wolfsburg in the Women’s Champions League. [@ASRomaWomen]

Andressa Alves‘ place in Roma’s XI will be hard to fill after the Brazilian departed at the end of the season, and most people have been left scratching their heads about the two parties’ parting of ways. Andressa gave four brilliant years to Roma, and it was fitting that the Brazilian bowed out by delivering the Serie A title.

Martina Piemonte – AC Milan

Martina Piemonte of AC Milan Women reacts. (Photo: AC Milan)

In an often-dysfunctional AC Milan Women side, Martina Piemonte was their best player and their most consistent performer. With Italy not always finding it easy to score in bigger games, she showed a wide repertoire of strengths and she will be backing herself to start at this summer’s Women’s World Cup.

Valentina Giacinti – AS Roma

Valentina Giacinti and other AS Roma Women players celebrate a goal against Pomigliano. [@ASRomaWomen]

Having been shown the door at AC Milan last season, Valentina Giacinti joined Roma with a point to prove. That proved dangerous for Serie A Femminile as the no.9 was lethal from start to finish, settling in immediately and firing the Giallorosse to their first-ever title.

Tabitha Chawinga – Inter

Tabitha Chawinga celebrates a goal against Juventus. (@Inter_Women)

Tabitha Chawinga was too hot to handle this season and Inter were a different side, a much worse one, when she wasn’t available through injury. There isn’t a single player. in Italian women’s football that is comparable with Chawinga, and she seems destined for bigger things than the Nerazzurre can offer her with her talent knowing no bounds.

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